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Address: 3 rue Escoffier, Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Phone Number: 04-93-20-80-51
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The home of Auguste Escoffier is a now a museum with several exhibits...

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 museum

Contrary to some reviews easy to get to on bus 500 (nice /grasse). Lots of info on Escoffier, Careme, Soyer and others who created modern (1850+) French cuisine. Well laid out and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Warkworth, United Kingdom
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Manresa, Spain
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312 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Musee de l'Art Culinaire is a little museum located in a little town about one of the most important french cheffs: Auguste Escoffier, who begin to change the French cuisine to modernize it. Here tou can learn about the life of this cheff, his creations (I think that you can say: artworks) and some real dish menus on 19th century.... More 

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Warkworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Contrary to some reviews easy to get to on bus 500 (nice /grasse). Lots of info on Escoffier, Careme, Soyer and others who created modern (1850+) French cuisine. Well laid out and includes masses of sugar sculptures and chocolate creations. The town is worth a visit on its own as it is very attractive with excellent views from the church/castle... More 

Thank GuyMacQuin
North Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Lovely little museum, fascinating exhibition and lots of information. The charming lady in charge explained where to find everything and left us to enjoy at our own pace. Highly recommended!

Thank Celti c
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

very interesting. it is the birth place of the chef, Escoffier. there are old menus, old ovens, recipies etc. I popped in for half an hour to get out of the sun, but did not energe for another couple of hours having anjoyed a free peach melba at the end of my visit"

Thank Davina E
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed the chance to see how some great dishes were created and to observe the grandiose table setting for grand banquets. As others have said the opening hours are a bit "hit & miss" but it is worth persevering There is no close parking and there are stairs to climb which may not be helpful with small children

Thank CaravannersDandK
Concord, California
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166 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank PeterCox47
Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

Thank M H
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166 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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!

Thank LondonPilot
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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