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Choose "made in Sud" chocolates for Easter!

The Easter bells will soon be ringing! It’s time to stock up on chocolate and good vibes from the master chocolatiers of the South. Delicious hand-made recipes with a touch of pep and excellence await you in their shops or on line.

Published on 29 March 2021

François Doucet confiseur

Crunchy delicacies

François Doucet has been a confectioner in Oraison since 1969, and offers a range of chocolate sweets made with first-class products (fruits from Provence and chocolate from fair trade). And what about choosing, along with the traditional Easter eggs and bells, this year, chocolate-coated almonds or cereals. Want a bit of colour? With the candied oranges or lemons with the two chocolates, the “Perles Cassis” or “Amour de cerises”, this Easter will be a real rainbow.

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François Doucet Confiseur 

Oraison

 

La Boite à Biscuits

It’s going to be hard to choose!

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate… At La Boite à Biscuits, there’s almost too much choice. Are you more into mendiants, rocailles, bars, plaques? If yuu don’t feel inspired, you can always go for an assortment. And don’t forget to have a look at the other house specialities: petits-beurre with aniseed, lemon ,lavender, croquants with almonds and Provence honey, navettes with orange blossom… The best of good, local products!

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La Boite à Biscuits

Digne-les-Bains

La Confiserie Florian

Back to childhood

A temple to sweets since 1974 in Nice, La Confiserie Florian is famous for its candied fruits, jams and sweets. But it also offers delicious chocolates which are both beautiful and good. Orangettes, plaques, pépites, bouchées… And of course, the Easter “musts”: rabbit lollies, little fish and eggs, an a surprise Easter bunny bag… Yum!

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Confiserie Florian

Nice

Chocolaterie de Puyricard

The taste of excellence

Puyricard means chocolate. This little town a stone’s throw from Aix-en-Provence is famous all over France and also internationally thanks to its chocolate! When they came back from the Congo 30 years ago, the couple who founded the company set up this chocolate factory in an former factory. The brand now has around fifteen shops perfect for stocking up on ballotins, Easter boxes, bars and spreads

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Chocolaterie de Puyricard 

Puyricard

Chocolatier Joël Durand

Chocolates with Southern flavours

Fresh basil, verbena, mint, rosemary, lavender, liquorice, rose, violet… Joël Durand’s chocolates are subtle mouthfuls of flavours. Compositions lovingly concocted in his workshops and which vary according to the seasons. Established in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence since 1996, its shop is heaven for sweet-lovers: besides its delicious chocolates, you can find bars of dried fruit, jams and even caramel and lavender-perfumed eaux de parfum.

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Chocolatier Joël Durand 

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Péchés gourmands

Give in to temptation

Chocolate olives, pavés pralinés or orangettes… Fall for the chocolate delicacies from Péchés Gourmands, the biscuit factory in Six-Fours-les-Plages. You will be able to (re)discover the specialities which made the house’s fame: pure butter sablés, navettes, calissons, nougats, berlingots and candied fruits. And the little extra? Péchés Gourmands is committed to an eco-responsible approach, with biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

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Péchés Gourmands

Six-Fours-les-Plages

Chocolaterie Castelain

Bunnies and little dogs

You all know the Easter bunny. La Chocolaterie Castelain has decided to vary the pleasures with a turtle, a little cat, a little dog and even a plump sheep and pig. Bars, ballotins and a range of organic chocolate will delight adult taste buds. All the products are made by hand by a team of passionate people!

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Chocolaterie Castelain 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Confiserie Saint-Denis

Chocolates of yesteryear

Welcome to a real old-fashioned confectioners! Here, the candied fruits are prepared by hand and cooked in a cauldron like in days gone by. In the shop, multicoloured fruits side by side with scrumptious chocolate: truffles, orangettes, filled chocolates, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or almonds, pralines… At La Confiserie Saint-Denis, there’s something to suit all tastes.

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Confiserie Saint Denis

Beaumettes

Maison Padiou

A treat in Barcelonnette

In Barcelonnette, in the Ubaye valley, Maison Padiou makes chocolates with first class cocoas from Tanzania, Peru and Brazil. Feuillantines, palais d’or, orangettes, in dark or milk chocolate version… Everything is absolutely delicious! And it’s also the perfect moment to give in to temptation and buy a pastry, a panettone with candied fruit or a “Délice alpin”: a caramel tart with honey, Grenoble walnuts and hazelnuts from the Piedmont.

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Maison Padiou

Barcelonnette