Together with world renowned artisan chocolatier, Jean-Luc Decluzeau, travel site Booking.com is taking the phrase home sweet home to a new level. The chocolate sculptor has created a budget friendly vacation spot that'll ease your nerves and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tucked away inside the glass house L'Orangerie Ephémère in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres, France, the Chocolate Cottage can comfortably accommodate up to four guests at the bargain cost of $58 per night.
"I never thought I'd have the opportunity to build a life-size Chocolate Cottage for travelers to sleep in!" says Jean-Luc Decluzeau. "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."
Using about 1.5 tons of chocolate, Decluzeau sculpted the 8-square-meter live-in dessert to create a one-of-a-kind experience for guests. Custom chocolate details inside include everything from the walls and roof to the fireplace, dresser, clock, cups, books and a chocolate chandelier. The theme carries outside the cottage to a white chocolate duck pond and flower bed made entirely of chocolate.
Reservations for this unique travel experience are extremely scarce. Those lucky enough to secure a stay can look forward to an exclusive workshop focused on the creation of personalised mini chocolate homes led by creator Jean-Luc, in addition to a complimentary breakfast and dinner in the cottage flower garden.
"Booking.com is committed to providing unique and unforgettable experiences for travelers all over the world," said Vanessa Heydorff, Regional Director of Booking.com, France. "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."