Folie Royale

Cafe in Annecy

This handsome salon de thé has a master chocolatier staining his apron out back, as he hand-dips squares of ganache into chocolate, dices nougat and rolls marzipan into dainty logs. There are over 30 teas and tisanes with which to wash down his creations, or you can mainline: the hot chocolate is thick, rich and lip-smacking.

Trust us, ask for a small hot chocolate (€2.80) – there really can be too much of a good thing.