chez camille bloch

Come to experience a magic moment at CHEZ Camille Bloch, the Visitor Center for the RAGUSA and TORINO brands, in our production facility at Courtelary in the beautiful region of Chasseral. Easily accessible by road and rail yet still wonderfully preserved, we can promise you a unique and authentic experience that will awake all your senses.

Far more than just a chocolate museum, CHEZ Camille Bloch will take you on a voyage of flavours and discoveries where you yourself are one of the participants. Come to spend an unforgettable moment in our company, savour life to the full and share our passion for chocolate.

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an unforgettable experience

Le Parcours découverte

Take the Discovery Tour. Immerse yourself in the key significant moments in the company’s history, seen and explained within the historical and economic context, from when the company was established in 1929 right up to the present day. An emotional and educational journey of more than 90 minutes, punctuated by films, demonstrations and unique interactive experiences to enliven the senses – not forgetting, of course, an opportunity to sample the delicacies on offer.

L’Atelier

Make your own gourmet chocolate with the help of a master chocolatier from Camille Bloch.

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Le Bistrot

The sweet delicacies and drinks based on Camille Bloch products, as well as a range of regional specialities, will delight the taste buds of gourmets and those who enjoy good food.

Le Shop

Visit our most complete assortment in the shop and let yourself be tempted by the vast choice of RAGUSA, TORINO and Camille Bloch specialities and the many articles offered exclusively at Courtelary.

L’Espace conférence

Our Visitor Centre offers you a warm and convivial place to work. our multi-purpose rooms are perfect venues where you can organise your seminars, conferences, general assemblies and training courses.

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CHEZ Camille Bloch: the offer

Le Parcours Découverte

L’Atelier

Le Bistrot

Le Shop

L’Espace Personnalisation

Le Parc

L’Espace Conférence

Practical information

CHEZ Camille Bloch
Grand-Rue 21, 2608 Courtelary, Suisse
+41 32 945 13 13
welcome@chezcamillebloch.swiss

how to find us

By train:

CHEZ Camille Bloch is a five-minute walk from Courtelary train station

20 minutes from Biel/Bienne and La Chaux-de-Fonds by train

By car:

20 minutes away from Biel/Bienne and La Chaux-de-Fonds

40 minutes away from Soleure and Neuchâtel

60 minutes away from Bern and Fribourg

90 minutes away from Lausanne and Lucerne

Big free parking.

Opening times: Le parcours découverte

Monday : closed, except during regional holiday times and public holidays (Berne, Neuchâtel ans Jura).

Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Last admission for Le Parcours Découverte at 5.00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Last admission for Le Parcours Découverte at 4.00 p.m.

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Opening times: bistrot and shop

Monday: closed excpet:

  • regional holiday times (Berne, Neuchâtel and Jura) : 8h à 18h.
  • public holidays : 10h à 17h.

Tuesday – Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

closed on

25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January

rates

Adult: SFR 15.00

Child (6-16 years): SFR 8.00 (free for children under 6)

Student/pensioners/disabled persons: SFR 11.00

Family 1 adult + 3 children or 2 adults + 2 children: SFR 32.00

Adults, more than 10 in group: SFR 9.00 per person

Child, more than 10 in group: SFR 6.00 per person + 1 adult free of charge

School group of 10 or more: SFR 5.00 per person + 1 adult free of charge

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Building project

Authenti-Cité

Camille Bloch SA has been constantly growing over the past years, and its production has increased by over 50% within ten years. The company is now experiencing a shortage of space, for production and logistics as well as for the administration. Chocolats Camille Bloch decided to take measures to allow further growth of the company. To this end, a comprehensive project named «Authenti-Cité» has been launched.

The plan consists of two sub-projects: on one hand, the enlargement of the production and logistics site, and on the other hand, a new construction comprising offices as well as a visitor centre – including a shop and a café. This development is the basis for enabling the company to produce the double quantity of chocolate sometime in the future. The visitor centre is laid out to receive 100,000 visitors annually. The complex is scheduled to open in autumn 2017 under the name «Chez Camille Bloch».

Timeline

Evolution of construction project

Making-of tourism promotion

The opening of our visitors centre made us discover a new job: tourism promotion.

Making-of scenography

Find out how the scenography of our visitors centre's Discovery Trail was imagined and created.

Making-of logo

Discover the history behind the conception of our future CHEZ Camille Bloch visitor center's logo.

Making-of building

Discover the behind the scenes of the conception of the new CHEZ Camille Bloch building, which will be open on October 21st.

Nov. 2015 – Feb. 2016: demolition works

The buildings housing the company’s administration and shop were torn down to make space for the new construction.

November 2015: foundation stone

The entire staff of Chocolats Camille Bloch came together to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone.

July 2015: public submission of construction plans

November 2014: public presentation

Visitors to the fair in Moutier had the opportunity to view a model of the future visitor centre and receive information on the construction project.

June 2014: selection of architects

The tendering process resulted in the selection of the architectural firm Manini Pietrini GmbH (administration building and visitor centre) and Bauart Architekten und Planer AG (production and logistics building).