Home sweet home: Chocolate cottage created on outskirts of Paris


Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:42PM EDT
Inside the chocolate cottage made by Jean-Luc Decluzeau for Booking.com (Booking.com / A.Bonnet)

Chocoholics could see one of their wildest dreams come true, as Booking.com is offering them the opportunity to experience life in a world made entirely from their favorite sweet treat.

Reservations for an 18-square-metre cottage made entirely from chocolate will open Sept. 19. This home sweet home is designed and made by Jean-Luc Decluzeau and is located on the outskirts of Paris, France.

The accommodation platform has joined forces with artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau, who has designed and manufactured a small house with everything guests could need to spend a comfortable night. The chocolatier, known for his collaboration with the Belgian chocolate firm Leonidas, has form when it comes to creating chocolate masterpieces, wowing visitors to the French capital's Salon du Chocolat chocolate industry trade fair with chocolate reproductions of Parisian monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Palais Garnier opera house. His sculptures never fail to impress visitors with their size, which speaks volumes about the hours of work that go into creating such detailed masterpieces.

Some 1.5 tons of chocolate were used to build this cottage, which sleeps four. Guests will feel perfectly at home in this chocolate wonderland, which has nothing to envy of a real cottage, with features such as a kitchen and a fireplace. The cottage even has a garden, with a white chocolate duck pond and a chocolate flower bed. Thankfully, the experience won't just be a life-sized temptation for chocoholics, as guests will be able to tuck into certain objects during their stay.

The chocolate cottage is located in L'Orangerie Ephémère in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres, on the outskirts of Paris. Reservations will be able to be made for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, at a cost of 50 euros per night.

Those who don't manage to book a stay can visit the chocolate cottage during an open afternoon, held Oct. 7.


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