From €40/person per day. Free: coach driver.
Group of 20 to 45 people. Validity 2024: Tuesday to Saturday, all year round.
10:00 a.m. Guided tour of Mesnils-sur-Iton
A stronghold from the time of the Duchy of Normandy, it remained the possession of an illustrious family of French nobility for several centuries: the Montmorency. In the 1948th century, it was the birthplace of the artist Jacques Villon (cubism and abstract impressionism). In 1859, it attracted the famous chocolatier Michel Cluizel who set up his factory there which is still in operation today. The visit allows you to discover the feudal mound, the church which marks the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the market rebuilt in XNUMX, the post office and streets with enigmatic names such as rue du Trou au Chat...
12:30 Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Gouville
15 p.m. Visit to the Chocolatrium in Mesnils-sur-Iton
The Cluizel family business is one of the leaders in high-end chocolate making, established for 70 years in Normandy. It is also one of the rare chocolate factories to master the transformation of cocoa beans into cocoa paste and then into chocolate. Four generations contribute to the excellence of its know-how. The Chocolatrium is a space dedicated to chocolate open to all curious people and gourmets. Visit the gallery freely, retrace the history of cocoa in a fun way, discover your chocolate profile, learn the stages of making Cluizel chocolate... And finally, go to the commented tasting stage.
End of services towards 16h30.