Discussion on the General Topics board about fine chocolates sent me scurrying to my travel files. Two years ago I made the pilgrimage to Tain lHermitage in Frances northern Rhone Valley to visit La Chapelle vineyard on the hill of Hermitage. Equally exciting for me was to be in Valrhona territory.
The aroma of chocolate wafted over the town in the early morning. Heres a picture of the Valrhona factory, situated on the bank of the river. I was sad to learn that it was not possible to drop-in for a tour of the facilities at that time. But I consoled myself with shopping in the adjacent retail store.
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