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Musee Les Arts du sucre et du chocolat

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Address: 33 Grand rue Raimond VII | Haut de la cité, 81170, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France (Formerly Musee de l'art du Sucre)
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n 1988, Yves Thuries who has twice been voted the best master craftsman of...

n 1988, Yves Thuries who has twice been voted the best master craftsman of France, created an experimental patisserie at the top of the city in a beautiful house known as Prunet. A year later he put together a permanent exhibition, unique in the world, “the art of sugar and chocolate” that brings together a large number of artistic pieces created exclusively from a foundation of sugar and chocolate.

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An original and enriching place to atop

The entry fees are slightly pricey - then again with Yves Thuries' reputation, I didn't except otherwise - approx 8€/person The sugar museum is truly a wonder and it's amazing to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

The entry fees are slightly pricey - then again with Yves Thuries' reputation, I didn't except otherwise - approx 8€/person The sugar museum is truly a wonder and it's amazing to think that all the artwork is potentially edible. The chocolates, although slightly expensive, can be purchased at the gift shop and are definitely worth a try. They're probably the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We haven't gone to the museum as we were already busy with all the things to do in the village. We just took ice creams at the museum shop, and they very very nice.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a rather strange experience. The sugar sculptures were finely done but were largely Disneyesque or mimicking object in the real world (fruit, flowers, cars, etc.). What was disappointing about it was that the art of sugar decoration was not used as a basis for art innovation. At the end, we sampled the croquante and then samples in the... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Sweet tooth heaven ... spent a small fortune on gifts to bring home for friends and ourselves of course

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our son loved the museum, but it seems like things are getting a bit old. The artistry used to create the sugar pieces is incredible.

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Thank Luc F
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

For €4 each the museum is quite interesting but it would be even better to see the techniques which went into creating these exhibits, some of which are exotic but very banal. I could not help but imagine a break-in where the burglar is found the next morning comatose beside the half eaten nude statue in chocolate... Satiated!! Clearly the... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was very interesting to see the various sculptures displayed rather formally in glass cases. Although the artistry is amazing the whole exhibition lacks life. We could see some chocolatiers working in the distance and it would have been so much more interesting had we been able to watch them at work.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

The sculptures make you think they aren't made entirely of sugar and chocolate, but they are. The woman made entirely from chocolate defies belief.

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Thank Loones
Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

The craftsmanship that goes into these creations is unbelievable. Every single work is an achievement in itself. After a while you cannot take it all in, there are so many pieces of artwork to see. Not all of them are probably to everyone's "taste", but you have to admire the skill that has gone into each piece of work.

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Thank Andrew C
Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

Incredible sugary artwork. Not much more I can say about it. Except beware your spending because you are offered treats and will probably not leave the shop without buying something...

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