Yachting Land Adventure

Basque Countryside Village & Chocolate House

Take a journey to exercise your taste buds with exquisite chocolate from the Basque country. Chocolate was first introduced to France in Bayonne 400 years ago. Chocolate making in Bayonne dates back to the early 17th century when Jews fleeing the inquisition settled in the Saint Esprit area on the right bank of the Adour River. Using the recipe for chocolate brought back from their travels to the Americas, they became the first in France to transform cocoa beans. The town’s chocolate makers soon became known for the quality of their ingredients and precise blending and their fabulous chocolates continue to uphold Bayonne’s reputation today. Start the journey by driving to Espelette village, famous for its red peppers. This charming village, situated in the center of the Basque countryside and mountains, is also home to the Antton Chocolate house, nestled in a traditional red-timbered house. At the Chocolate House your guide will reveal the history of chocolate and invite you into the factory workshop – where your senses will be awakened. Discover Antton’s most famous specialties: the Espelette chilli pepper chocolate and the black cherry chocolate. You will have the opportunity to taste some of these fine chocolate before re-boarding your coach for a drive back to ship.

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some have limited capacity.

Port: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: 85 USD

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