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Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire

Closed Now: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Very attractive and informative culinary museum

This is a definite must place to visit for gourmets! The well-designed and well-run museum in the... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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Bordeaux, France
An excellent little museum

This lovely little museum is in Villeneuve Loubet Village in the Alpes Maritimes. The museum is in... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
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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. The Museum is closed until 21 December 2018 inclusive. We will welcome you from 22 December 2018...more
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3 rue Auguste Escoffier, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is a definite must place to visit for gourmets! The well-designed and well-run museum in the house where Escoffier was born is now run by the city. The 6 euros entry fee even included a Peach Melba dessert and coffee on our visit! The...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hello Jean, Thank you so much for your recommandation and your compliment. We are happy that you enjoy the visit of our Museum. Indeed, we offer the Peach Melba from June to September for all visitors. This year, Malongo also offer the coffee, as part...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This lovely little museum is in Villeneuve Loubet Village in the Alpes Maritimes. The museum is in honour of the renowned chef Auguste Escoffier and includes utensils he invented to make life easier for chefs and books he has written to provide information on how...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit of our Museum and the tastings.

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This lovely 'museum' is definitely worth a visit. The birth place of a very forward thinking chef of the highest regard. Set in a beautiful village we spent a lovely two hours learning about this man abd his influence around the world in the culinary...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Dear Isobelle, Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for our Museum. We are happy to make you know the life of this important Chef. We agree with you, the smell of chocolate is amazing and can be irresistible for the food lovers!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

In Villanueve-Loubet for lunch and stumbled across the birthplace of Escofgier which is now a museum. There were 4 floors of interesting exhibits: menus, photos, chocolate sculptures, etc. upon exiting we were offered a Peach Melba dessert ( Escoffier’s creation) & coffee. Well worth seeing!

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello Julie, Thank you for your comment and your recommendation. In fact, the museum have 5 floors and 10 exhibition rooms. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our tastings.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

The grandfather of the French cuisine was a native of Villeneuve-Loubet, the little town on the Riviera close to Nice. Excellently presented museum with interesting facts and displays - not only for those who are "foodies". Permanent an temporary exhibition. A highly recommended small detour...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your comment, your compliments and your support. We hope to see you next year for our next temporary exhibition (maybe in June).

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

The Art Culinaire bit might scare off some people but this place is in no way a haven for dedicated foodies only. The audio guide is essential to get the best out of the visit and the information focuses more on the social elements of...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking time to share your experience of our Museum and for your support. We are glad to know that you appreciate the visit.

Reviewed June 24, 2018

This museum came highly recommended in the French travel guide, Guide Routard, which has never let us down. Apart from agreeing with what other reviewers have said, I would add a few things for would-be visitors. You will get more out of the visit if...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your comment and for the additional information. It will help a lot our would-be visitors. They can also visit our website: http://fondation-escoffier.org or call us at the +33 (0)4.93.20.80.51. to get more information. We are glad to see that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Our visit became longer than we had thought. There was so much to see: kitchen equipment, history of French haute cuisine, old menus, and dessert art fom chocolate and sugar.

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Dear Petri, Thank you for sharing your experience. Actualy, we have 10 exhibition rooms on 5 floors, so a lot to see and learn about the French cuisine and the Chef Auguste Escoffier. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed June 6, 2018

This museum is dedicated to a great man, an artist in his field. With the audioguide I was able to follow his life, from his birth in 1846 to his death in 1935, and what a life it was. My eyes were opened to a...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Dear Normann, Thank you so much for your compliments. We are so happy to offer this type of experience for our visitors.

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

A one hour visit became two. So much to see related to French cooking, its history and worldwide fame as a result of Escoffier and chefs like him. After a month in various regions of France, this. Museum helps to explain why there is so...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for our Museum. We hope that will make other people want to come and visit the birthplace of Auguste Escoffier. Don’t hesitate to come back during the summer, we offer the Peach Melba for all...More

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Dear Scottish Lady, You can take the train from Nice to Cagnes-sur-Mer (closer than the train station of Villeneuve-Loubet) and after you have a 30 minutes walk to the Museum. Then, we advise you to take the bus 500 from... More
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With the quality of museums in Paris, I'm not sure it's worth a trip to Villeneuve Loubet for the Escoffier culinary museum. You will need to travel to Nice via train (about 11 hours) or via airplane (1.5 hours - about 150... More
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