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Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire

3 rue Auguste Escoffier, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet, France
+33 4 93 20 80 51
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A pleasant surprise!

In Villanueve-Loubet for lunch and stumbled across the birthplace of Escofgier which is now a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
julesrichman
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Ojai, California
Great little museum

The grandfather of the French cuisine was a native of Villeneuve-Loubet, the little town on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vierdank
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.
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3 rue Auguste Escoffier, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 24 June 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 4 July 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

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Reviewed 13 June 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 3 July 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.

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Reviewed 7 June 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 3 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 April 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 3 July 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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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

If you ever studied in a French influenced cooking school you definitely heard of Auguste Escoffier and his contribution to the French culinary world the way we know it now. It’s a wonderful little museum where he was born and grew up, so interesting to...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Rannoy, Thank you so much for your compliments and for sharing your experience of your tour. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit of the Museum and that our audioguide in English helped you.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

If you are interested in the history of food and the evolution of French cuisine and the fascination with French restaurants, you should not miss this little museum situated at the heart of a lovely typical French village. interesting to see how much have changed...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Good morning, Thank you for your recommendation and thank you for including the visit of the Museum in your French Riviera trip. It was a real pleasure for us to welcome you in the birthplace of Auguste Escoffier. We are glad to hear that you...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Walk up a tiny winding street to this charming villa where Escoffier was born. This delightful museum houses a wealth of utensils, a Provencal kitchen, photographs and memorabilia of a man who revolutionised cuisine. A collection of more that 1,500 menus is displayed. A must...More

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MuseeEscoffier, L'équipe at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for sharing your experience and for your description of the Museum. We hope that this will make people want to visit us.

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You can buy tix on location.
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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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