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La Maison du Cacao

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Address: | Great Plain, Pointe-Noire 97116, Guadeloupe
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+590 590 98-2523
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09:30 - 12:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great pitstop- well organized and lovely staff!

Wonderful way of learning about chocolate, in a nice setting and with friendly staff. The tasting menu is very informative and there are products for purchase as well. The only... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
1Adea
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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mill valley
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Walked around the gardens, saw the cacao trees at their various stages, and got to sample some amazing chocolates, with detailed explanations throughout the process. On our last day, came back to buy another box of chocolate. Was delicious.

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Dole, France
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The garden is tiny but the explanations provided about the process of chocolate are very hooking and the presenter was passionated

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

... or if you are french and really into cacao but don't know anything about it yet, and adult travelling without kids. Otherwise you'd probably enjoy you're time more somewhere else.

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Thank Erikawrks
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We loved La Maison du Cacao. The tour was in both French and English. The gardens are beautiful and we got to taste cacao in multiple forms and stages of refinement, all fascinating. They sell wonderful chocolate, this afternoon I drank a cup of Gwo Kako made from the chocolate I bought there mixed per their directions with sugar and... More 

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1 Thank carrolleastman
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A memorable visit. The young lady who made the presentation was truly knowledgeable, and passionate about the subject. She answered every one of our many questions-in English-and the tasting at the end was fascinating.

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Thank Yancey M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We regret going to this place. Very unfriendly staff! Not an interesting tour. Also they kept speaking french even though we told them at the beginning we don't know any french. At the end, one of the staff laughed at me for not being able to read a sign which are only in French (all signs around the garden or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Wonderful way of learning about chocolate, in a nice setting and with friendly staff. The tasting menu is very informative and there are products for purchase as well. The only small downside is (for a non-fluent french speaker) oit's tough to keep up at times.

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Thank 1Adea
Hyattsville
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Presentations are given every 1/2 hour, so there is time to visit the surrounding gardens before learning about chocolate making. The presentation we attended was excellent. We especially appreciated the instructor's willingness to answer our questions in English (she would have done the entire presentation in two languages but we did not want others to have to wait for her... More 

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New Jersey
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

An interesting hour or 2 diversion from the crowded beaches. Found it to be informative (and available in English too - a relative rarity here) and the tastings of the various cacao content percentages was quite good. Had to buy some on the way out too of course!

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Thank snap2000NJ
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Just south of Plage Caribe (a great beach) La Maison du Cacao is about a 1 hour visit with an interesting and informative display on cocoa beans. It takes about a half hour to tour the grounds, then the final demonstration takes about 30 minutes. Younger kids will probably get bored quickly, but for older kids and adults, it's a... More 

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