Like us, you have a sweet tooth. I’ve got the perfect tour idea for you. Let me guide you through the sweet maze of the Musée du Chocolat in Colmar, a true Alsatian treasure.
Sweet delights and history: discover Choco Story in Colmar
The Musée du Chocolat, also known as Choco-Story, is much more than just a museum. It’s a dazzling celebration of the art of chocolate-making, a plunge into the fascinating history of cocoa and an invitation to gourmet tasting.
As you enter the museum, you’re immediately greeted by the delicious smell of chocolate that envelops the space.
The atmosphere is warm, almost family-like, and you instantly feel at home among the tempting window displays and informative signs.
The passion of the craftsmen and the meticulous attention to detail make the experience both educational and delightfully entertaining.
What can you see at Choco Story?
At the Musée du Chocolat, every room is an ode to cocoa and its delicious product: chocolate.
You begin your visit by learning about the history of cocoa, from its use by the Mayas and Aztecs to its introduction in Europe. You can even see a reproduction of a cocoa plantation.
Next, you can admire a collection of old chocolate-making tools. From cocoa mills to chocolate molds, each piece tells part of the story of the chocolate factory.
Choco Story does everything it can to make your visit a pleasant one. There are plenty of interactive games. Kids love them.
Of course, you can’t visit a museum like this without eating! In addition to a tasting session during your visit, you can take away a selection of artisanal products sold in the museum store.
Available at extra cost, one of the highlights of the tour is the chocolate-making workshops. Here, you can watch a master chocolatier at work and even try your hand at making your own chocolate!
How much does it cost to get into Choco Story Colmar?
The price for a visit to the museum and tasting is
- 12.50€ for an adult
- 7.50€ for a child.
The price for a visit to the museum and participation in a chocolate-making workshop is €40 per person.
How long does a visit to the Chocolate Museum last?
Recommended visiting time is 90 minutes.
Where is the Musée du Chocolat in Colmar?
The Musée du Chocolat is located at 12 place de la Cathédrale, in Colmar’s historic center.
How do I get to the Musée du Chocolat in Colmar?
If you’re coming by car, take the D418 to the center of Colmar. The museum is easily accessible from all major roads.
In terms of public transport, you can take bus line 1 and get off at the “Musée du Chocolat” stop.
What are Choco Story’s opening hours?
Choco Story is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Last admission is possible until 5p.m.
My review of Choco Story: Alsace’s chocolate museum
Choco Story is even more interesting than I thought. As a very big chocolate lover (I could also have said, “too big a lover”…), a museum like this is attractive.
The educational part, which tells you where chocolate comes from, how it was exported to Europe, how it’s made and much more, is interesting. I was surprised by the number of objects on display, including some old ones from South America.
However, the most impressive is probably the Statue of Liberty, sculpted from chocolate!
The big highlight is the interactive activities. When the museum is full of children, I think the noise can be a nuisance.
Having visited on a weekday with a few other visitors, we were able to play like kids ourselves… For example, we tried out a kiosk where you could mime the work of a chocolate artisan. It was fun, but not revolutionary.
I can’t give you an opinion on the dressmaking workshop, as we haven’t done it.
On the other hand, I left with a few culinary souvenirs bought on the spot. The store is a bit pricey, but the chocolates are delicious.
What else can you do near Choco Story Colmar?
Once in Colmar, take the opportunity to continue your sightseeing. Here are some of the best things to do nearby:
- The Bartholdi Museum
- The Tanneurs district
- Pfister House
- Saint-Martin Church
- Champ-de-Mars Park
- The Unterlinden Museum
- Colmar’s covered market
- The Toy Museum.