There are several good places to taste good chocolate in Nord-Pas de Calais: Jeanson, based in Lens since 1992, offers chocolate made from 100% natural ingredients and in particular created a lavender flavoured chocolate to support the candidature of the Mining Basin as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other famous regional brands are Trogneux, in Lille and Arras, and Beussent-Lachelle where you traditionally buy chocolate to be broken with a hammer! Finally, as you wander Le Touquet, you will often hear "How about a Chat Bleu - a Blue Cat"? No worries! It is the famous chocolate factory, established in 1912: The "Chat Bleu"! There are some 70 chocolate flavours to try at shops in Lille, Le Touquet and also in Paris and Quimper.