To go from Place Graslin to Place du Commerce in Nantes, the nicest way for me is to walk down the beautiful Passage Pommeraye. And the thing about going this way is that you will evidently pass in front of the chocolaterie Maison Larnicol located at one end of the arcade. It is probably a good thing to do so after having eaten a big breakfast like we had just done. Because the temptation to buy a lot of chocolates is all over this pretty chocolaterie.
The Breton Georges Larnicol holds the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France as a chocolatier (he won the title in 1993). He started to sell his chocolates and other sweet treats in Brittany in the 1980's and eventually expanded by opening shops in more than 23 places in France.
We did not taste les kouignettes that day but instead got ourselves a little selection of chocolates to bring to my aunt's later that day and share over teas and coffees. They were quite delicious for the short amount of time they lasted (yes, chocolate addiction is possibly something running in my family).
For now, I will just let the following pictures speak for themselves as they really show what a chocolate and sweets wonder world this chocolaterie is.
In the meantime, you can read about the rest of my little trip to France in those last blog posts: