Chocolate in Paris- Patrick Roger Opens "Mine" at Place de la Madeleine

Patrick Roger chocolate in ParisCalling all chocolate lovers. Patrick Roger- one of the finest chocolatiers working in France today- is opening a new boutique on the Place de la Madeleine in Paris. This isn’t just any old shop. The master craftsman is creating a “chocolate mine” underneath the famous Parisian square, where visitors can ogle his chocolate sculptures.

Roger is known for his elaborate artistic creations—made entirely from chocolate—that adorn his shop windows. Often these sculptures represent the environmental problems that Roger has encountered as he scours the earth on a quest for cocoa. (Last spring, he carved hippo sculptures- an animal threatened with extinction.) The new store will open at the end of October 2012.

Photo of Patrick Roger’s hippo sculpture, made of chocolate, via Facebook

Suggested Articles:

From strolling along the waterfront at Nyhavn to picnicking onboard a little boat while floating through the city's waterways.

Now called Maison Albar Hotels L’Imperator after a renovation, this legendary hotel was once frequented by Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner and more.

Slated to open in October 2020, andBeyond Punakha River Lodge will be the travel company's first foray in Asia. Check it out.