The story of renowned French chocolatier Puyricard is one worth telling. Not every chocolate shop starts its journey in deepest Africa and ends in Aix-en Provence. Founded in 1968, this high-end chocolate maker was set up by a Belgian couple, the Roelandts, in what was then Leopoldville. Puyricard creates delectable, 100 per cent hand-made chocolates and other sweets specific to Aix en-Provence.