photo_113_chocolatThe claim to fame of René Moreau (1587-1656), depicted on this monument in Montreuil-Bellay where he was born, and physician of Louis XIII and Louis XIV is to have introduced chocolate into France.

La plus grande gloire de René Moreau (1587-1656), représenté sur ce moment à Montreuil-Bellay dont il est natif, médecin de Louis XIII et LouisXIV, est d’avoir introduit le chocolat en France.

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5 comments on “The Father of French Chocolat – Le père du chocolat en France

  1. Lesley

    Should have a chocolate fountain in his honour?

  2. avril Post author

    @Helen – That’s for certain!
    @Lesley – Good idea although it is Blois, not Montreuil-Bellay, that has the chocolate connection with Poulain.

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