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Easter celebration

The chocolate makers of Marseille

It’s almost Easter !  And it’s not the health situation or containment that will stop us from eating chocolate ! By delivery, pick-up or directly in the shops, our chocolate makers in Marseille are competing again this year with their creativity, sardines, scorpion fish, eggs, bells, chicks, and many other delicacies that are waiting for you ! 

Published on 1 April 2021

Why do we eat chocolate eggs at Easter ?

It all starts with an egg…

In  ancient times, spring was the symbol of renewal and rebirth, and it was traditional to give hen’s eggs to bring good luck throughout the year.

In the Christian religion, Easter celebrations commemorate the resurrection of Christ and Easter Sunday marks the end of fasting and therefore the end of privation. Christians used to offer each other the chicken eggs that had accumulated during the 40 days of Lent.

But it was not until the 19th century that chocolate eggs began to make their appearance. At the beginning, it was only hen’s eggs that were emptied and filled with chocolate, but with the invention of moulds, the eggs were quickly made entirely of chocolate and little by little, other shapes appeared, fish, bells, hens, today chocolate makers have a field day, as much in their creation, as in the design !

The top of chocolate makers in Marseille !

To help you, here is a non-exhaustive list of chocolate makers in Marseille. Come and enjoy the gourmet wonders they have prepared for us to celebrate Easter as it should be ! But let’s not forget all our local bakeries and pastry shops !

  • Dromel Ainé

    This is one of the oldest chocolate factories in Marseille ! For Easter, chocolate lovers are bound to find something to their liking.

     Avenue du Prado – 13006 MarseilleTake away- Click and collect –

  • Le Temps d’un chocolat 

    Maitre Chocolatier, elected one of the 50 best chocolate makers in France 2013 by the Gault&Millau. Claude Krajner has prepared some delicious and original creations again this year !

    14 Rue Haxo – 13001 Marseille
    Take away – Click and collect – Delivery 

  • Plauchut

    The authentic chocolate factory in Marseille ! You can find Easter eggs ” as before” full of sweets and chocolates. Eggs and other chocolate bugs, each one more delicious than the next.

    168, La Canebière – 13001 Marseille
    Take away- Click and collect

  • La Baleine à Cabosse

    A unique place dedicated to chocolate !

    213 rue Paradis – 13006 Marseille
    Take away – Delivery

  • La Chocolatière de Marseille

    Unique know-how. Multiple chocolates with varied tastes. You will find chocolates without added sugars and the famous Marseillaise bar.

    35 rue vacon 13001 Marseille
    Vente à emporter

  • Maison Leray

    A family chocolate factory that started in the Panier district in 1901, today it is the little girl who continues the family tradition.

    4 Rue Francis Davso – 13001 Marseille
    Take away – Delivery

  • Sylvain Depuichaffray - chocolaterie

    16 Rue Breteuil, 13001 Marseille
    Take away – Click and collect

  • Oh Faon !

    The Marseille plant-based pastry !

    2 Edmond Rostand -13006 Marseille
    Take away – Click and collect

  • Bricoleurs de douceurs

    202 chemin du Vallon de l’Oriol
    13007 Marseille
    Take away – Click and collect

  • L’Esperantine

    Original chocolates made with olive oil.

    70 Rue Caisserie – 13002 Marseille

  • Nouchig

    Original and gourmet creations made by the chocolate maker Philippe Bel, elected best worker in France. You will find bells, eggs, owls and even scorpion fish !

    45 Rue Vacon – 13001 Marseille
    Delivery- Click and collect

  • La boutique du Glacier

    It is the Renoux family who, since 1963, has been running this must-see tea room, which is so dear to the people of Marseille. Located in the heart of the city, it offers delicious pastries and Easter chocolates have a special place.

    1 Place Général de Gaulle – 13001 Marseille
    Take away

  • Chocolaterie de Provence

    Gourmet and artisanal creations that will delight your taste buds !

    43 Chemin vicinal de la Millière – 13011 Marseille
    Take away – Click and collect