The Chocolate Factory Meunier in Noisel (77186) is a 19th century gem that was for many years the Nestle Chocolate Factory. This chocolate factory hasn’t made chocolate since 1992, but it remains a unique site. Today owned by Jean-Antoine-Brutus Menier, the chocolate production lines at the Noisel factory had first belonged to the Menier family for four generations before being bought by the Perrier group in 1965. While this private Nestle visitor's site is only open to the public for the National Cultural Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine) Cultival has gotten permission to take groups year-round for 1.5 hour guided visits in small groups (25 people maximum). For over an hour, you will get to experience this exceptional site which made up of both the chocolate factory and the Worker’s Society founded in 1898, which was able to house 312 families in a healthy setting, with agricultural estates, a cathedral that was strangely sized for its time, and even a hall-sized metallic cooler structure. As is typical for Cultival visits, the guides don’t just stick to the architectural and historical explanations of the site, but also give us the juicy details – yes, you guessed it, they will be sharing the secrets to chocolate-making!
This visit, which will please both young and old (ages 7 and up) is also the perfect occasion to sit back and enjoy the greenery in this spot situated only 20 minutes from Paris.
Les visites coulisses de Noisel par Cultival
Where: Chocolaterie Meunier, Noisel
Public transport RER A Noisel Le Lusard then Bus 211, at the Chocolaterie stop (4 stops)
Prices: from 15 to 25 euros per person, depending on which visit
Sortiraparis offre 5 X 2 places pour la visite de la chocolaterie de Noisiel, valables uniquement le dimanche 13 mars 2016 à 11h40.
tarif enfant: €8
tarif adulte: €11
Visites tous les week-end