Shopping, Chocolate and sweets Ville Marché
Blondel, Lausanne shop, Time Out Switzerland

The fine Swiss chocolate at this family-run place is worth saving your pennies for.

It’s practically impossible to walk past this artisan chocolate shop without going in, such are the enticing window displays and the rich cocoa smell wafting from the doorway. Inside, you can buy chocolate slabs by weight from a selection of dark, milk and white varieties (the white chocolate with red fruit is massively addictive) or compile yourself a box of individual truffles, pralines and chocolate-covered preserved fruits from the counter. As if that wasn’t enough temptation, Blondel also serves extremely good homemade chocolate ice cream from a stall outside.


Venue name: Blondel
Address: Rue de Bourg 5
Opening hours: 11am-6.30pm Mon; 9.30am-6.30pm Tue-Fri; 9.30am-6pm Sat
Transport: Bus 1, 2, 12, 13, 16, 18, 21, 33, 66
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