Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), Brussels

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Learn about the discovery of chocolate and then get to taste it in its finished product at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). The museum was formed by Gabrielle Draps, who comes from a long lineage of chocolate artisans and is also the wife of Godiva Chocolatier's founder. As you go through the museum, you will learn about the early Mayans and their discovery of chocolate. Next you will discover the processes that cocoa goes through to become chocolate. Then you can go through the exhibits of chocolate figurines. Finish off with the highly recommended demonstration of how pralines are made. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat) and many more Brussels attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Brussels route planning tool .
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  • The visit was very informative with headphones as well as play ingstations for children, the part that marked me the most is when you "find yourself" in the hold of a boat, it's surprising, you'd think. I recommend this visit where you make pralines with all the explanations regarding the manufacture.
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  • Apparently, the museum used to be housed elsewhere. In any case, the photos on Tripadvisor suggest this. Currently, the Chocolate Museum (as the inscription on the building calls it) is somewhat hidden but still in the middle of the historic old town (I did not remember the address unfortunately. According to Internet information, this is Rue de l'Etuve 41). The information is transmitted via audio guide, which is available in different languages. It is sometimes a bit annoying to hear the all the time. On the other hand, one can understand that in such a well-attended museum, not in all languages, signs or descriptions can be affixed everywhere. You can try different types of chocolate, a Maitre explains for about 15 minutes in French and English how chocolate is brought into shape. A lot of information is provided, which is conveyed vividly by the Audioguilde. After the end of the visit you can also shop nicely in the museum shop.
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