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The House of Cocoa in Guadeloupe, an eco-museum for cocoa

An eco-museum dedicated to cocoa in Guadeloupe

The house of cocoa was created in 1993, it is an eco-museum located in the heart of an old cocoa farm. In this real botanical garden, many species of cocoa trees grown to produce chocolate grow. In this wooded space, stands a craft chocolate factory with Creole fragrances that chocolate lovers will not be able to ignore.

An eco-museum dedicated to cocoa in Guadeloupe

With the house of cocoa, take a leap in the past and discover the history of cocoa farming in Guadeloupe. The eco-museum offers an authentic rebirth to cocoa. For centuries the seed of the cocoa tree has been cultivated and exploited for the gustatory pleasure of the Kings of France. The cultivation of cocoa continued over the centuries until the middle of the 20th century. In the 1950s, it was replaced by the cultivation of bananas. The last export of cocoa from Guadeloupe took place in 1974.

The rebirth of cocoa in Guadeloupe

The initiative to revive the cocoa culture in Guadeloupe is a private one. Indeed, in the early 90s, the Pegasy, landowners of the cocoa farm, decided to revive this family site. It is in the form of a museum that the cocoa farm has been transformed.

The gardens

The garden housing the cocoa house is exceptionally green and is one of the most beautiful in Guadeloupe. In its heart grow cocoa trees of various origins, coming from all over the world; from the Trinitario to the rare Criolo and the forastero from Central America. Alongside them, coffee and pineapple trees also take root. During a walk through the botanical garden, you will appreciate the characteristic shape of the large shrubs that are the cocoa trees. At the end of the visit you may be able to recognize them by their particular pods.

The making of chocolate at the Maison du cacao

Once the visit of the garden is over, go to the chocolate making workshop. From the opening of the cocoa pod to the cocoa paste, discover all the steps of chocolate making! The host will be happy to let you taste his delicious preparation. You will always be so delighted by the atmosphere and the scents that you will not be able to resist making a detour to the adjoining store to do some gourmet shopping. 

How to get to the cocoa house

The cocoa house is easily accessible by road. Don't hesitate to rent a car in Guadeloupe to get around freely and get to your destination. Rates, schedules and contact information for the House of Cocoa

The House of Cocoa is open from 10am to 1:30pm and from 2:30pm to 5pm from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 10am to 1:30pm. It is located in Pointe-Noire en Basse at the following address

Grande Plaine 97 116 Pointe Noire Guadeloupe To contact the eco-museum : Phone : 05 90 98 25 23 Mail : maisoncacao@wanadoo.fr  

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