Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Villeneuve-Loubet

French culinary history comes alive at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, located inside the former home of famed chef and writer Georges Auguste Escoffier. A place of pilgrimage for impassioned foodies from around the globe, the museum pays homage to a legendary figure who many consider the founding father of modern French cuisine. Called the "king of chefs and chef of kings" by French journalists, Escoffier simplified and modernized numerous elaborate preexisting recipes in addition to inventing many of his own. The museum preserves several of the chef's menus and photographs, and highlights the methods he used to introduce organized discipline into professional kitchens. Plan your Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire visit and explore what else you can see and do in Villeneuve-Loubet using our Villeneuve-Loubet trip planner.
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  • An excellent museum dedicated to the Art of Cooking. Menus, tools, design. With more information about Auguste Escoffier, Antonin Careme and Eugenie Brezier. Worth a visit. Very friendly staff.  more »
  • Very helpful at reception desk. Not expensive - 6 Euros plus 3 for excellent aidio guide. Extremely interesting and well laid out. Loved it. Didnt appreciate the film at the end...too many chefs de...  more »
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  • Surprising amount of history for those interested in the evolution of French cuisine.
  • I went there two times because some parts of the exposition sometimes change. It is always a nice experience and the atmosphere is comfortable and familiar. In July and August you can have a free "Melba's peach" in the museum's café and is a tasty and refreshing conclusion after the visit of the house of the greatest French chef in the world. The collection of chocolate and sugar sculpture is magnificent and the visit is suitable for families. The old mechanical kitchens, the history of Escoffier, the art in composing chocolate sculptures or beautiful menus... everything in that little museum invite people to come back . It is a short but complete journey on the birth of a modern way to cook in France. There is a wonderful guide you could listen for only 3€.

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