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Address: 3 rue Escoffier, Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Phone Number: 04-93-20-80-51
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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The home of Auguste Escoffier is a now a museum with several exhibits on...
The home of Auguste Escoffier is a now a museum with several exhibits on this famous French cook, considered by many the father of modern culinary art.
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Excellent and Charming Museum!

I prefer small museums, but I sometimes find myself, as a result, in dusty dark places with poor lighting! This is not the case with the delightful Musée Escoffier de l'Art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I prefer small museums, but I sometimes find myself, as a result, in dusty dark places with poor lighting! This is not the case with the delightful Musée Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire in Villeneuve-Loubet. It is pleasantly designed, well lighted, and very up to date, while occupyng the original house of Escoffier's birth. There are historical items that relate to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Musee Escoffier (Musee d' Art Culinaire) in Villeneuve Loubet is a real discovery. It is a fascinating small museum dedicated to the love of French food and in particular to one of its founding fathers, Escoffier. Somewhat difficult to find, (park across the river, walk over the bridge, and up into the heart of the old village) but having... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is difficult to find and does have funny opening hours - so check before making the trip. Studying the culinary arts, I was determined to see it and it and it was very interesting. It's funny to think that he formulated the kitchen brigade and we still use it today in kitchens around the world. I loved the photographs... More 

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London
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23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We eventually got in to spend an hour visiting this pretty and interesting museum detailing the history of France's first chef. The opening hours are limited and so it is worth checking before you set off. I loved the chocolate sculptures and some of the menu exhibits. Enjoy!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a delightful museum, as it is the home of Escoffier, the "father of French cooking"! With a history of serving the rich and famous, Escoffier set many standards for famous cooks all over the world. Easiest way to get there is by Bus 500 from Nice or Grasse. Greeter was very cordial and helpful. In July and August... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nice little museum in small town. Not easiest to find, although quite a lot of signs. Web-site could do with a street plan and parking advice; Follow sat nav to address 3 Rue Escoffier but don't try to get your car to the door because it's in narrow alleyways only accessible on foot. There is ample parking in town nearby.... More 

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Oz en Oisans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great little museum paying homage to the great man. If you are in the area then do visit. Well worth the 5€ entry fee.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
28 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you are thinking about finding a little unusual museum other than just art & objects, this may be the place to visit. This Museum features the first French chef of culinary cuisine Messr Escoffier. It describes briefly his life and the different restaurants he has worked. There are old kitchen tools, an old rotisserie and how it was developed,... More 

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Scotland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I still have my copy of Le Guide Culinaire printed in Paris in 1907, and signed by the Chef himself. It was inherited from my Grandfather who was Chef at Simone Prunier's restaurant in London. After seeing statues of A. Escoffier in the Villeneuve-Loubet we made our way up the incline to the Musee and the establishment was just closing,... More 

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Cambridge UK
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42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Here's a fine small museum to the father of French cuisine, late 19th - early 20th century. Visit and learn all about how he re-organised staff, brought in modern equipment, developed menus, and so on. Takes about one hour. You will want to talk about this museum over dinner with friends.

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