Friday, 24 June 2011

Chocolaterie - La Rochefoucauld

Yesterday Mary, my visitor, and I visited La Rochefoucauld and discovered this local chocolaterie - every small French town worth its salt chocolate (!) seems to have one!  I thought it would be fun to tickle all your taste buds with the following photos :-)
Where it all happens.



Sorry, the top three are china, but they are soooooo cute.





Yum Yum!!

I should be be back to normal, whatever that is, later next week and I will try to catch up with visiting you all.  I will then be looking forward to Nigel's arrival in mid July. 

74 comments:

  1. Hello Diane:
    This all looks so very goodly. Why is it that sweet shops on the Continent always appear so very alluring whilst those in the UK, with the occasional exception, look rather unappealing?

    Have a lovely and relaxed weekend.

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  2. Jane & Lance this shop, even the smell just makes ones mouth water...... Not much relaxing, lots of visiting to get done over the weekend before Mary leaves next Tuesday. Diane

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  3. You are wicked Dianne!! No fair,it being winter here I am craving choclate ALL the time!!!

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  4. Sorry Liesl, we were chatting on Skype to friends in Mafikeng last night and they said it was very cold there. You should be warmer than that:-) Diane

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  5. Hi Diane, French chocolateries are just so irresistable, unfortunately!!

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  6. Oh yummy! Was in the middle of a very sensible type of lunch, and then I came onto your blog and subsequently went off finishing the last of the cabbage on my plate as my mouth started watering! I don't always have the time to make a comment, but I always read your blog and have missed doing so recently.
    Now I wonder if I have stashed a bar of choccie somewhere in my kitchen and away from the sharp eyes of Lester, who can never find his socks but will always find my choccie no matter where I have stashed it!

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  7. Such a tease. I could smell but not taste all the delicious looking chocolate. What a fun place to visit.

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  8. Wow, those photos look amazing. Chocolate is one of my favourite things in the world! Thanks so much for your kind comment by the way, I am feeling much better now. I think I do need a holiday in France though! :-)

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  9. What a great shop... I love the chocolate flowers.

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  10. Diane, you're killing me with these sweet sweet stuffs. Ooo... they're absolutely irresistible.
    Slurp....
    Hope you're having a great day.
    Kristy

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  11. Oh Diane looking at your photos was the most delicious sort of tortune. Here in Ireland it is raining like it will never ever stop, the perfect day for eating French chocolate...wish I was there :)

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  12. Jean as you say unfortunately - it is hard to walk past without buying something!! Diane

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  13. Ha ha Vera, hope that you managed to find that stashed away bit of chocolate :-) Diane

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  14. Gaelyn as you park the car outside the smell just makes your mouth water, bad news :-) Diane

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  15. Froggy sadly it is one of my most favourite things as well!! Let me know when you are on your way. Diane

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  16. lostpastremembered the flowers were lovely but then so was everything in there!! Diane

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  17. Kristy they were irresistible, we bought a packet each!! Have a great weekend. Diane

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  18. Dolly you had better join Froggy and we will all take a trip to the chocolaterie. Nigel says it is chucking it down in Oxford as well. Wish it was here!! Diane

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  19. There was a movie about a chocolaterie I few years back. I loved it. I think every town should have one. Lovely photos, as usual.

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  20. You are teasing my wife :D She loves chocolate and claims that she can eat all that in 2 days ;D Fantastic pictures and hope you are having a good time.
    Cruise Pictures

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  21. Oh Diane you don't know how very much I would join Froggy in an instant and head down to your place :) sadly funds are a bit tight these days. Sigh.

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  22. Margie that must have been Chocolat, the book was written by Joanne Harris. I also enjoyed it. Diane

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  23. Sailor sorry did not mean to tease your wife. I have not visited you for ages because I am unable to get into your blog. My anti virus and Malware programme say that your site is infected and that is as far as I can get !!! Diane

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  24. Dolly there are many cheap trips around........ Diane

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  25. I think that I put on about 2 kilos just reading your post Diane! Such shops in France, Belgium and Switzerland are fantastic.

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  26. What a wonderful shop - beautiful - and delicious
    Mary

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  27. When we take pupils to northern France we take them to a chocolaterie and every year I buy too much. I always think that the chocolates taste better where you can also smell the melted chocolate.

    Sadly all we have in is some 'fathers day' friut and nut (Tim's favourite) so that will have to do!!

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  28. Oh yummy!! But how am I going to fit into my swimsuit after feasting my eyes on these delectable!! It seems to add weight to me these days just by looking! :)
    I finally posted about St. Nicholas church in Abingdon! Thanks so much for telling me about it!! I linked back to you! So fun!!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  29. OMG! You're teasing me! So much chocolate! It is practically a paradise:)

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  30. Craig I have not stood on the scale since I visited the shop...... Diane

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  31. Mary Mum's Kitchen, you are right it is a delicious shop :-) Diane

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  32. GaynorB I am sure the fruit and nut is good but maybe you will not eat so much! Diane

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  33. Ann swimsuits and chocolate do not go together....!! Diane

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  34. I'm sure they are good for us.

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  35. Haha Olga, paradise is a good word for that place! Diane

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  36. rosaria I think perhaps you have the right outlook :-) Diane

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  37. This chocolaterie looks so yum – I miss the French chocolate here as the US chocolate is mostly made with milk, more sugar and no alcohol flavoring.

    I have a question – I saw on another blog that an Englishman had left England years ago to live in a French village. I also was told that there are many villages in France with a high English people population. My question – is it the same in England ? I mean are there many villages in England where there is a large French people population? Which ones? I’d love to visit them as I have not heard of any. If not, then I wonder why not and why so many English people in France? I have not read about the reason anywhere.

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  38. Vagabonde I have to agree there is nothing like Swiss or French chocolate...... Diane

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  39. Si j'avais visité cette chocolaterie, je ne serai certainement pas repartie les mains vides.
    A très bientôt.

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  40. Oh my goodness!
    It makes me feel like liking the screen! That's my weak spot! Do I love chocolate! :)
    It reminds me of the Suchard factory in Switzerland I visited when I was in boarding-school!
    I hope all is well for you!
    Since it is warm and I feel lazy, I am preparing my next articles! LOL!
    Keep well, cheers!

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  41. What a wonderful spot to be able to share with your visitors. I can imagine the treats you got to taste and come home with. I love the new appearance of your blog. It looks bright and crisp and altogether wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  42. Oh Diane, what a dream shop of chocolate! Love their kitchen too. I always wanted to work on steel lined tables like these. Your garden is beautiful. I can't show off mine because I have not been tending it as well. Your zucchini are perfect. You have a garden to be proud of, I have to say. Cheers!!!

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  43. Noushka it is not just warm here it is soooooooo hot the thermometer was reading 37.5C in the shade this afternoon. Even chocolate would not tempt me when it is this temperature!! Diane

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  44. Mary thank goodness the day we did this visit it was cool and we could enjoy. Thanks for your kind comments. Diane

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  45. michelangelo I would love to work in a kitchen like that, it would make me feel inventive I am sure. The garden is really having a hard time still no rain and sizzling high temperatures!! Diane

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  46. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  47. hi.. I found you in my friend's Rose blog and I'm glad I blog hop here...followed here..see you around:)

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  48. It's a delight to visit your blog Diane, I always see something new and thanks for sharing them with us.

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  49. We have a chocolate company that began by a lady whose name was "Ester Price." She began making chocolate in her kitchen and it became so popular that it was sold to a company who continues her original recipes. And it is larger now but is still only sold in this area of Ohio.

    Your photographs are wonderful to look at.

    My favorites are caramels covered in their rich chocolate.

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  50. Hi teJan, thanks for visiting my blog and becoming my latest follower. As you say see you around :-) Diane

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  51. Fernando Santos. Saudações, obrigado pelo comentário. Diane

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  52. chubskulit, thanks for the visit and your kind comment. Diane

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  53. Christine's Pantry, it was very yummy!! Diane

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  54. Honest Abe. I love chocolate but my favourite is Swiss or French. It would be interesting to try chocolate from Ohio. Diane

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  55. Dear Diane, may the beautiful rainbow bring you good luck (and some rain) and I wish you'll find the "Pot o' Gold" under it. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for giving us a tour in the chocolate shop. I almost smelled them from here. Happy days.

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  56. MARCO PASHA thank you so much for the lovely comment. The smell of chocolate in that shop is just mind boggling!! Take care Diane

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  57. Sonia yummy is exactly the right word for here :-) Diane

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  58. What a nice trip...a joy to the eyes and a treat for the mouth! When I was young I lived on Mackinac Island where they have a chocolate or fudge shop on every corner. We could watch them make the chocolates and the whole town smelled so sweet...well except for the horses (no cars allowed on the island just horses and bicycles). :D

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  59. I would go nuts if I could smell chocolate and fudge all the time and the scale would be sure to break!! No cars sounds like a great idea to me what a pleasure, just hoses and bicycles. Diane

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  60. even for non choc lovers, i think they would also stay a while and enjoy the all fancy shapes and designs of the chocs that the shop has..so did you buy a lot from this shop?

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  61. Umm, these photos are tempting me, lol.

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  62. Lena no we did not buy much as they are not very cheap but we bought enough to enjoy !! Diane

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  63. Joyful, very tempting and the smell of that place........ Diane

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  64. Diane, thanks for taking me with you on our vacation again. I enjoyed everything I see and those chocolates are amazing! Can never see something like this in KL.

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  65. It's the sweetest and most delicious posts!!!
    Thanks a lot Diane!
    Many greetings and good summer!

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  66. Quay Po Cooks, seems like you will have to take a trip to France so you can appreciate out Cholateries :-)) Diane

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  67. Magda each time I look back at this post my mouth waters!!! Hope you have a good summer as well but at the moment I am praying for rain!!!! Diane

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  68. Wow Diane definitely a mouthwatering shop .. I notice gifts too, not just chocolates. :-) xx

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  69. Anne I have to admit that I thought of you while walking around this shop:-) Diane xx

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  70. My local chocolaterie, won't let me take photographs.

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  71. Paul and Roz, I wonder why not as it is basically an advert for them. Here would not let me go into the kitchen, fair enough, but they were happy for me to take a photo from the door. Diane

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