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Musee de l'Art Culinaire

3 rue Escoffier, Villeneuve-Loubet, France
04-93-20-80-51
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Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This historical house has a variety of world famous gourmet menues, lots o intersting kitchen/cooking items and photos from the highligts of the culinaire era of Escoffier. Interesting and heartwarming!

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Bucks.
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156 reviews 156 reviews
9 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had great trouble finding this attraction. It is not really signed at all. We walked all the way up the steep hill in village and all the way down, stopping to ask at least five different people - all of whom had a different 'best route' to get there! However, being a foodie I was never going to leave... More

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