Attention connisseurs of chocolate and all things sweet – the annual Salon du Sucre et du Chocolat in Antibes is just around the corner!

For those of you with a sweet tooth and a penchant for all things chocolate, the 40th annual Salon du Sucre et du Chocolat in Antibes this November is definitely the place to be for you.

Organized by the Union des artisans pâtissiers chocolatiers des Alpes-Maritimes and held at Les Espaces du Fort Carré on the port just outside the old town of Antibes, the salon runs throughout the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, from 2pm until 7pm on the Saturday amd 9am to 6pm on the Sunday.

Entrance to the event costs just 2€ per person, and once inside you can discover the different stands and watch sweet and cake making demonstrations from local bakers and confectioners.

Salon du Sucre et du Chocolat 2013 in Antibes

There will also be a number of competitions being run throughout the weekend, based on the theme ‘40 ans de douceur’. These include competitions for the best creations in chocolate and sugar, the best desserts, the best ‘Croque-en-bouche’ – the traditional French wedding pastry usually served in the form of a tower of chocolate, cream-filled profiteroles bound together with threads of caramel – and finally, the best wedding cake.

The master pastry chefs competing will be showing off their skills and decorating their entries with sugared almonds, chocolate, flowers, ribbons, macaroons and caramel right in front of you.


There will also be lots of opportunities for those of you with a sweet tooth to try all the different goodies on offer too, so don’t miss out – make sure you put the Salon du Sucre et du Chocolat in your diary and head on over to Antibes to try out some of those delicious sugar creations!

Les Espaces du Fort Carré
6, avenue du 11 Novembre
06600 Antibes

Tel: 04 92 91 35 70


Lead image credit francesco83 / 123RF Stock Photo

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