You Can Rent This Cottage Made Entirely of Chocolate — and Yes, You Can Eat Some of It (Video)
Booking.com is making your Willy Wonka dreams come true with its new chocolate cottage (you read that right, chocolate) in Sèvres, France.
No, this isn’t simply a cottage filled with chocolate treats. Instead, it’s a cottage made entirely of the sweet stuff located at the glass house L’Orangerie Ephémère in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique.
“Designed and manufactured by Jean-Luc Decluzeau, the renowned artisan chocolatier who specializes in chocolate sculptures, this unique, 18-square-meter chocolate cottage will be crafted out of approximately 1.5 tons of chocolate,” Booking.com shared in a statement.
The cottage can accommodate up to four guests who will each be surrounded by decadent treats including chocolate walls, a chocolate roof, fireplace, dresser, clock, cups, books, and a luxuriously sweet chocolate chandelier.
But that’s not all. Guests will also find more chocolate goodness outside thanks to its white chocolate duck pond and chocolate flower bed.
The good news for diehard chocoholics is that many of the delectable items in the cottage are actually edible. And, beyond being surrounded by chocolates, guests lucky enough to book a stay will also have the opportunity to learn how to make the delicious dessert in a workshop dedicated to making personalized mini chocolate chalets.
“Booking.com is committed to providing unique and unforgettable experiences for travelers all over the world,” Vanessa Heydorff, Regional Director of Booking.com, France, said. “This Chocolate Cottage — the only bookable one ever created— celebrates the incredible diversity of Booking.com’s offering and is a tasty example of the many unforgettable travel experiences our customers can enjoy.”
Jean-Luc Decluzeau stated, “I never thought I'd have the opportunity to build a life-size Chocolate Cottage for travelers to sleep in!” He added, “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.”