This Journey explores the refined tastes of the last French queen, as well as the amazing story of her life and death. The Journey begins at the Conciergerie, a prison and tribunal during the French Revolution, and the site of Marie-Antoinette's darkest days, awaiting her execution by guillotine. After this dramatic encounter, we make a turn toward the queen's happier days. The chocolatier who introduced Marie-Antoinette to the pleasures of the at-that-time novel sweet still exists and still produces the finest chocolates in France: Debauve & Gallais. It was the pharmacist Debauve who invented solid chocolate as a way to make medicine palatable for the young queen. At Debauve & Gallais, you’ll learn about — and taste — the Pistoles de Marie-Antoinette and hear other historic anecdotes from Bernard Poussin, the 9th-generation leader of the maison Debauve et Gallais, while enjoying the queen’s favorite Heidsieck champagne.
SANITARY MEASURES IN PLACE DURING OUR JOURNEYS
Small private groups
Face masks provided
Hydroalchoholic gel available
ALL CARRIED OUT WITH THE UTMOST CARE FOR YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY