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.