The family business Michel Cluizel, one of the leaders in high-end chocolate making, has been based in Damville for 70 years. She is one of the few to master the transformation of the cocoa bean into cocoa paste and then into chocolate. Its chocolates are exported all over the world (with 6 professionals). Almonds in a cauldron and sardines in milk are some specialties to make you crack… but the excellence is found in bars with a high cocoa content: up to 000% cocoa!
Note that Cluizel chocolate is tasted like great wines. Tasting workshops and pastry courses are offered.
A chocolate museum opened in 2002: a real place of history and initiation into cocoa and chocolate over more than 500 m².
Visit the gallery with its photo report on the plantations, its totems recounting the great history of cocoa and the exhibition of the first machines. Discover your "Chocolate Profile". Tell him how you like to taste it, he will tell you which chocolate suits you.
Enter the film library where a film (subtitled in English) of about twenty minutes, allows you to learn more about the history of chocolate, the plantations, the processing and the Cluizel know-how, as well as the family history.
Finally, discover the workshop in a refined style, which harmoniously combines white, brass and stainless steel with a warmer, more upscale touch. Here, watch the chocolatiers at work while waiting for the commented tasting. We will no doubt evoke the new range of completely organic and gluten-free Cluizel chocolate candies.
My “GRAND CARRE DE CHOCOLAT” animation: with the help of a Master chocolatier, compose your “Grand Carré de Chocolat”, and decorate it to your liking. This activity is offered to you every day (visit price + 1,50 €).
Ranking & labels
- Welcome to Normandy
- Business destination
- Living heritage company
- Qualité Tourisme
Type of products
- Sweet groceries
- Average duration of the individual visit: 75 min
- Average duration of the group visit: 75 min
- Groups of 20 to 200 people welcome.
- Family car park
- Equipped meeting room
- Children's toilet
- Screening Room
- Baby changing area
- Free parking
- Bicycle parking
- Online sales
- Site accessible to strollers
Activities on site
- Workshop for adults
- Children's workshop
Prices & payment methods
- Credit card
- French bank and postal checks
- Contactless payment