Talk about a sweet stay! Not only does a house made almost entirely of 1.5 tons of chocolate called the Chocolate Cottage exist in France, but guests can stay in the edible abode for about $59 per night thanks to Booking.com.
Assuming one can cough up the money for a flight to France – specifically Sèvres, where the cottage resides within another house made of glass in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique, the locale’s national ceramic museum – staying in it isn’t actually as great as it sounds.
Though previous reports indicated the Chocolate Cottage was reservable online, the page for the unique dwelling on Booking.com indicates it is no longer available to stay in. Per a notice from the travel outlet, “The Chocolate Cottage is temporarily unavailable on our site.”
And while the lack of availability might be due to increased interest in the Chocolate Cottage, Bustle previously reported booking for the next open night, Saturday, October 6, was set to open on Wednesday, September 26.
What’s more? Though the house boasts a chocolate roof, walls, wardrobe, clock and bookcase that are technically edible, Booking.com’s fine print notes that “guests must not damage (or eat!) the accommodation.” Let’s be honest, is it really worth staying in a house made of chocolate if you can’t take a bite?
The residence, which is actually encased within a glass house (known as l’Orangerie Ephémère) to prevent melting, was designed and crafted by master chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau in collaboration with Booking.com. Le Parisien reports Decluzeau worked as a pastry chef before switching mediums to chocolate in 1989.
Despite its small size (the Chocolate Cottage is approximately 194 square feet and has no bathroom inside) the abode can sleep four people. What’s more? In addition to staying in a candy home, guests of the Chocolate Cottage will also be given a workshop “dedicated to the creation of personalized mini chocolate homes” taught by Decluzeau himself. Dinner and breakfast are also included in the rate, and both meals are actually served in the cottage’s flower garden, which, like the neighboring duck pond, is also made of chocolate.
Since sleeping in a chocolate house isn’t for everyone, curious onlookers will have a chance to simply see the dwelling, as, per The Independent, it will go on display at Choco Story, a museum in Paris dedicated entirely to chocolate, once the last guest checks out.
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