Chocolatine - France

Chocolatine creates distinctive and personalized travel vacations and arrangements throughout France

Chocolatine - France

Chocolatine creates distinctive, personalized vacations & services throughout France while providing our clientele with the highest level of personalized service, integrity & flexibility. With over fifteen years of expert travel experience, French-born Florent Maillet & his very dedicated staff provide a wide range of tailor-made touring arrangements for couples, families, friends & small groups. Whether on holiday, celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a honeymoon, a business trip, or simply relaxing in your favorite city or town - Chocolatine will take care of all the details – impeccably.

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Highly Recommend

By: SandyZ

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2013

We used Chocolatine for a tour to Normandy. The guide they provided for us was extremely knowledgable and was able to handle the multiple questions asked by the various members of our group without a problem.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

An Exceptional Experience

By: Traveler8844

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

Our guide was exceptional, on time, very knowledgeable, and inspiring in all phases of our tours. Our guide and driver were interested in our needs, goals, comforts, and provided unmatched attention to make our visit a memorable one. His thoughtfulness in describing the artists or architects details made you think about the piece itself. We eliminated the typical tourist’s traps and long lines. This company has their act together, it was everything we’d hoped for.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Staples

highly recommend

By: monkey24

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

they were excellent. the guides wonderful and all the arrangements super
Travel Advisor:  Loni Truitt


By: Chuck the Hawk

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

While they subcontract all the services, the people were knowledgeable, timely and friendly. They tailored the trips for us on the fly and were able to get us to see a lot in a relatively shot period of time.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Paris Tour

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2014

We extended our stay in Paris to have a small group (8 people) tour of the City, Versailles, and a Seine River / Dinner Cruise. Everything went very well. We decided to stay in the "Avalon Hotel", over the strong recommendation of Mrs. Singer to stay in St. Germaine. It was a nice hotel, but the area of the St. Germaine would have been more convenient to stores and dining. The last day touring Versailles and the evening dinner cruise on the Seine were highlights of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Helene Singer

Friendly, fun service

By: NKawaguchi27

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

Chocolatine Tour was the best decision we made in order to get the most out of the 3 days we were in Paris. Gwen, our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She made the tour amazing! Sandy organized our vacation so we just had to show up and enjoy. Much appreciated for all of your hard work.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Staples

Two great guides

By: jkw

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2014

We had the wonderful experience of two excellent guides on a recent France trip, in Normandy and the Loire Valley. Not only were we able to benefit from their history lessons as we toured, I cannot calculate how much time we saved and how much more we were able to see by having these guides to expedite our tours. I am convinced that in certain situations, such as theses two, having a guide is well worth it.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington

Enjoyed tour guide but....

By: kcreech

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

Enjoyed our tour guide but wished we would have had a more mature person on our Normandy tour. Would have been easier for them to communicate with my husband. For Mont St. Michele she was perfect. You could tell she loved the place and the history.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Gastineau

Excellent tours

By: djve

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

Well done tours. Guides were knowledgeable and presented the information is a way that was interesting. Francois and Raymond were both consummate professionals. they worked hard to see that our needs were met and provided those extra insights that create a memorable experience.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Dale Moody

By: Dale and Theresa

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

We really enjoyed our guide, Gaelle and our tour of Aix en Provence and Marseilles. Gaelle was so knowledgeable and friendly and we really enjoyed spending the day with her. She was also flexible in that I booked a tour for Aix, and then changed my mind about spending all day there. We left with enough time for a driving tour through Marseilles and a stop at Notre Dame. It was wonderful.
Not Recommended


By: John

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015

Chocolatine disappointed on numerous fronts, coordination, content and exectution were poor, I would never use this service again. I feel we paid a premium price and received well below average product, in fact, I almost considered disputing the charge with my credit card company given the huge disparity in product described and product delivered!
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Some tours good, others OK, guides great!

By: MApples

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2016

If Chocolatine planned the tours then I think some were great, some OK. The guide we had was great, but boy can he move. He made sure that we got into certain places and was quite passionate about his work. If Chocolatine planned Montmarte. It was fine. Not many artists left. The church at the top was neat, but the guide didn't want us waiting to go to the top. The tour of Eiffel tower at dusk was not revealing. The guide was great, it was very scenic, but we didn't lear that much while on the tour. IThe dinner on the Eiffel tower. Neat experience, but overpriced. Kid's don't want faux grois or squab. Versailles was incredible and the guide was great (you better keep up). Wish we saw more of the gardens then the inside. I think he wanted to get back before the crowds. Notre Dame, like the football team was overrated. Old, but not much history.
Travel Advisor:  Alfred Volden


By: pgj

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2016

They provided a truly great, carefree experience for these travelers. We had a great time through them. The guides they provided were exceptional. What more can I say?
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Excellent Customer Service


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2016

Everything detail was perfect. After a long flight, it was so nice to be met on the jetway and then driven to Normandy. All of the tours were so enjoyable. A key advantage was access to busy tourist sites. In Normandy, Christophe was great and provided an informative tour of key WW II sites. Francoise was a joy. Her knowledge of Versailles and Chartres Cathedral was remarkable and her enthusiasm was contagious. In Paris, Raymond took us on wonderful epicurean tour. It was informative and delicious.
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein


By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Our guide, Andre, was very knowledgeable and did a great job engaging the children and keeping their interest.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Chocolatine - France


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Very, very positive experience - Sophie and Geraldine guides were terrific, and Gerard the driver was as well. We used them five days - and one of them was a last minute trip to Normandy scheduled on-site. They are not cheap, but were extremely knowledgeable, professional and could adjust their approach for what we wanted to do at the time.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre


By: AQ

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

All of the experiences we had which were planned through Chocolate From our private guided tour of the Louvre, to the Eiffel Tower Skip the line tour and dinner Cruise on the Don Juan II were amazing. Everything was coordinated and paid in advance prior to our trip and we had absolutely no issues.


By: John

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

They provided superior guides and logistic support.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins


By: Emily

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Train tickets were efficiently booked and we were sitting together which was much appreciated. Enjoyed the guide, however he was a little eccentric and I am not sure I would recommend that specific guide to a friend. Overall we were satisfied with our trip
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Eiffel Tower Tour

By: Linda Osterholt

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

In one word. Awesome!!!! Our tour guide Sonya was fun and knowledgeable.

Great Local Guide

By: DaveC

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Local guide was very impressive. Very knowledgeable about her subject, plus art, culture, history, beyond the tour we were taking.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
Not Recommended

Really not interesting.

By: Candy

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

The pictures of there people at the factory making the chocolate had no sanitary gloves on!

Chocolatine was efficient and friendly

By: Michael

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Chocolatine was efficient and friendly. All our drivers and tour guides were wonderful and would highly recommend their services
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

So cool

By: Big Daddy

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

We loved our tour on the 40' wooden launch. Our driver was excellent and our guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and the trip was beautiful. One of my favorite parts of our trip. Not to be missed.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

great tours!

By: DrD

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

Everything was spectacular and top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Lindsey Prumers

France 2017


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Wonderful. Tours they arranged were fun and informative. High point of the whole vacation. Hotels and the rental car were handled perfectly. Would highly recommend Chocolatine!

Nice Intimate Way to Tour

By: Kip

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

It is nice to have a personal tour guide rather than follow someone with a sign held high. More personalized with an intimate knowledge of the area.
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

Trip to France

By: Martha and John

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Everything went perfectly except our transfer from the Paris Airport to our hotel. Of course the train/raii strikes were an issue over which Chocolatine had no control.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter

Vimy Experience

By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

Tour guide was fabulous. Accommodation was first class. We loved staying in the small towns in local hotels ( not a chain).
Travel Advisor:  Diane Cook

Burgandy - Oignt

By: lmf

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Our tour was fantastic. Our driver was funny, interesting and accommodating. He was knowledgeable, not just about landmarks, but about history and culture.
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Chocolatine Fantasy

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

I can’t recommend Chocolatine enough! My husband and I had a photo shoot in Colmar with Jean-Marc and couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. Jean-Marc and his translator/friend showed us parts of Colmar we never would’ve seen without their intimate knowledge of the city. They were kind, genuine and their attention to detail was impeccable. They arranged a private boat tour at the end of our time with them and it was magical. This experience is one my husband and I will never forget. We love Jean-Marc!

Our tour was a highlight of our trip to Nice

By: Greg J

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

The tours we experienced we're excellent and a great way of experiencing places you would not normally visit. One of the highlights of our trip to Nice was a private countryside tour. All thought it was 3 to 4 times the cost of a group tour it was worth it. Our driver Camille was excellent. She was friendly, very informative, a great driver, and she divided up our time perfectly. We never felt rushed at each stop and had the correct amount of time allocated to explore the area adequately. If we wanted more time, she was more then accommodating. It was a great day of adventure and education.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy McDonald

Superb service and variety of options.

By: Elyse

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

We have used this company several times in the past and continue to be impressed with their guides and tour options.
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Wonderful Tours

By: Vicky

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed all of our tours with Chocolatine. We had the same tour guide, Matilda, for all our days and she was great. She did a great job, we saw some amazing sights, and learned so much about all the places we visited. The flexibility of having a private tour guide was great.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Betts

Best Trip Ever!

By: Michelle

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Geraldine was awesome! We experienced so much in such a short time with her it was amazing. She knew all the best places to see along with all the shortcuts! I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks


By: E Moore

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

I would recommend, but some things were expensive for what you received. The description did not always match.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer

Loutish valley

By: Ronnie

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Fabulous, our drive Gigi was off the charts- truly one of the best that we have had anywhere in the world- a true gentleman
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant


By: Butch

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2018

We had a great time. Frank our tour guide was wonderful. He was very attentive and we enjoyed his tour and his knowledge.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer

Paris Trip

By: Meredith

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

We had a wonderful time in Paris and our contact in Paris was fantastic! Florie went out of her way to make sure we had reservations where we wanted to eat, and she fixed a problem we had at one the restaurants and was able to get us in another night. Our excursions were simply fantastic- the champagne valley and private wine tasting were our favorites!
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer

Bespoke Tours With Expert Guide Professionals

By: Kiara

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

The personalized tour services offered by Chocolatine made our trip to Paris most memorable. My stepdaughter and I were fortunate enough to have a private guide for almost all of our trip, including all major Paris sites and monuments and museums as well as our day trips to Bordeaux, Champagne, and Versailles. While we had excellent experiences with our two guides in Bordeaux and Champagne, we spent most of our time (4 days) with Geraldine, of whom we felt like family. Highly educated in both history and art, Geraldine was exceptional in her introduction to all major Paris sites, her tour of the Louvre, and our day trip to Versailles. Her tours offered a wealth of knowledge far deeper that the typical tourist overture. Her historical descriptions of art and architecture proved to be especially invaluable. Her open and warm approach made us feel like we were true friends and it was difficult to say our goodbyes after so much time together. I can't wait to return and see her again!
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon


By: Raeka

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Our Louvre scavenger hunt was so much fun for our girls. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. We also had a food tour through Saint Germaine which was such a unique experience. We got to eat lots of fun sweets and experience the food like a local. Our guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz


By: EMoore

Reviewed on: 14 May 2019

Short trip but great
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer

Dinner cruise

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2019

Probably the best thing we did in Paris. great meal, great views and great service!
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Perun


By: Miele

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

We were slightly disappointed in this group. Our driver was great but he was just that, a driver. We would reach a champagne house and he would drop us off. They did arrange the tours of the champagne houses but they were the standard group tour and not individualized for us. We were late in arranging the tour with chocolatine so perhaps this affected the schedule. I would be more specific next time on arranging more of a private experience with the champagne houses.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz
Not Recommended

Paris, Lyon, St-Jean-de-Luz, St Sebastián

By: Ali

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2019

Our experience on this trip was disappointing. The transfers were handled badly although the drivers were very nice. Unfortunately they were not informed as to where they needed to take us. Our guides were quite good but in one case knew nothing about the site we were visiting. The reservations that we asked them to make for us at top restaurants never happened and at one restaurant the reservation was made in someone else’s name. A person sent to meet us at the airport in Paris had a card with an incorrect name. A cooking class was arranged but when we were driven to it by a surfer who had just left the beach, we arrived at a garage. The “kitchen” was an unfinished space with a stove and sink at one end, some wooden shelves around the walls and a back door where there was a butane grill. Although we had fun drinking wine and had a tasty fish and vegetable meal, it was hardly a gourmet Basque cooking class.

Provided excellent tour guides

By: Jen

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

They were great. Highly recommend working with Francisco (tour guide)
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Dooling

The time of our life!

By: jmg

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

Chocolate provided a wonderful time in Paris! Andre was an amazing guide who took us to all the best places and was very informative and fun to be with. We will definitely use their service next time!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Forrester


By: Martie

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2019

We adored Andre! His knowledge of Paris was tremendous. He would take us down some alleyways and we would find ourselves in the most beautiful areas of Paris. We walked all around the city and saw all the postcard sites I was so anxious to see. And Versailles was fabulous. Andre gets an A +
Travel Advisor:  Staci Kimball

France - Chocolatine

By: Ryan H

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2019

Our in Country contacts were responsive and very pleasant. Our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and made each of our tours so much better. There is no way we could have seen and done all the things we did had we not had their expert experiences leading us.
Travel Advisor:  Dani Garcia

A wonderful group!

By: Carrie V

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2019

Our travel consultant in the US, Anne Bluntzer, organized our Paris trip through Chocolatine in France and I have to say it was a lovely experience! They were in the know of the right way to see Paris, and their arranged tours, guides and experiences were wonderful. I highly recommend them!
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer


By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

Tour guides very knowledgeable and accommodating. Very friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Zirk


By: AB

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2019

Chocolatine was very nice. She knew her stuff. But for our tour we really didn't need her. It was easy to do on our own.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Zirk

Bordeaux tour

By: clinstew7

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2019

Our trip to Bordeaux was outstanding and the reason for this was largely because of the tour guides arranged by Chocolatine. From a walking tour of Bordeaux to get familiar with the city, to a full-day wine tour of Medoc, to a full-day historical tour/gourmet tour Chocolatine arranged for outstanding tour guides that had an outstanding combination of knowledge and personality. Moreover, Chocolatine also arranged for transfers among all the venues flawslessly!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Paris tour guide

By: Letty Sauvignon

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

While in Paris, Pablo Andres was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate for his work. He was an outstanding tour guide!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale



Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

very good. attentive to detail
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Klinger

Very helpful

By: Sami

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

Made the trip very easy and recommended some great options.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Raps

Paris 2020

By: Connie

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2020

Great They were reachable by cell during my stay to help with my questions. The guides and drivers were very professional. Thank you for making my trip extra special!
Travel Advisor:  Winn Harris

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