The Escoffier Museum
of Culinary Art

The Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art and the Disciples Escoffier

Transmission and sharing were at the heart of Auguste Escoffier's concerns. During his 60 years of exceptional career, he has never stopped training future generations (around 2000 cooks). He wanted his heritage to be part of the evolution of gastronomy:

Cooking, without ceasing to be an art, will become scientific and will have to submit its formulas, empirical too often still, to a method and a precision which will leave nothing to chance. “(Auguste Escoffier).

Today, two associations are used to anchor this culinary heritage in our society.

  • The Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art preserves and transmits the gastronomic, historical and cultural heritage bequeathed by Auguste Escoffier.
  • The Disciples Escoffier International have brought their knowledge to life in the world, through its 50 delegations and 30 000 ambassadors for 25 years.

The Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art

The Private Museum of Culinary Art, unique in France, was inaugurated in his birthplace in 1966. It presents a complete panorama of the world of French cuisine.

Discover the charm of an authentic 18th century village house, full of memories and built around the family hearth.

Ten exhibition rooms are organized over 300 sqm:

Old stoves, Provencal vegetable garden, collection of menus, sugar and chocolate sculptures, master's office and library, and an interactive space for children.


The super extra

A Library entirely dedicated to Gastronomy

Regularly fueled by new purchases and new donations, it is equipped with 3 000 books from the 17th century to the present day, from the Cook François de La Varenne (1650) to the Great Cook Book of Alain Ducasse via The Banquet of Deipnosophists of 'Athénée de Naucrates (in Greek) and the much sought after, L'Heptameron des Gourmets by Edouard Nignon (1919 edition).

Without forgetting of course all the writings of Auguste Escoffier in their original edition.

The documentation center is accessible by appointment to enthusiasts, students, researchers and amateurs of all nationalities.

The works can only be consulted on site.

For more information, please contact the Museum's documentalist,

Ophélie Cayla:

If you wish to follow the actions carried out by the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art, do not hesitate to subscribe to their monthly newsletter on their website: The link is present at the bottom of each page.

If you want to visit the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art, you should go to Villeneuve Loubet, a charming village on the French Riviera.

Musée Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
3, rue Auguste Escoffier
06270 Villeneuve-Loubet Village
+33 (0)
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The Museum was created in 1966.

The Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art is the only museum of that kind in France.

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et l'évolution de la Cuisine