This French Cottage Is Made From 100% Real Chocolate — and People are Staying in It
How much chocolate is too much chocolate? Well, if anyone out there knows, it might just be the guests who’ve booked their stay at Booking.com’s new “Chocolate Cottage.”
The cottage is made almost entirely of chocolate. The walls, the décor and the furniture (though, thankfully not the bed) were all constructed and designed by master chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau.
"I never thought I'd have the opportunity to build a life-size chocolate cottage for travelers to sleep in!" said Decluzeau to The Mirror. "I’m excited to collaborate with Booking.com and to share my passion for chocolate. I hope guests will relish the chance to experience such a sweet and unique place to stay."
Guests can also participate in a workshop led by the chocolatier, making miniature chocolate cottages for themselves.
The 18-square-meter Chocolate Cottage is located inside the L’Orangerie Ephémère, a glass house in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres, France. This keeps all 1.5 tonnes of chocolate at the right temperature to avoid any changes in texture while also keeping out any bugs or animals. Guests are not permitted to snack on the actual edifice or furniture of the house to ensure that everything remains in optimal condition (and there are no half-eaten chunks of wall to let in an unfriendly draft). However, according to Booking.com, “lots of chocolate snacks will be provided.”
The cottage is located just outside of Paris — about four miles from the Eiffel Tower. It contains one bedroom cottage but can accommodate up to four guests, offering one double bed and two singles, but no bathroom. For that, there is a toilet available nearby. Along with the chocolatier workshop, complimentary dinner and breakfast are provided by Booking.com.
The Chocolate Cottage took its first bookings since its opening on September 11, 2018. The special accommodation opened to guests for only three select nights, September 19 and 26 or October 5 and 6, 2018, but have already sold out. However, we recommend that you keep tabs on the special accommodation, as new dates can always open up. For more information on booking a stay, visit the posting for The Chocolate Cottage on Booking.com.