France is a land of culture, from art to wine to cheese. But they've surpassed even themselves with this newest innovation: a chocolate cottage inside a glass house inside the national ceramic museum, and you can actually spend the night in it. Now that's our kind of art.
The Chocolate Cottage is available to stay in on Oct. 6, with reservations opening up on Sept. 26. It's the hottest ticket in town, and it's easy to see why.
For just €50 (about $59 USD), you get to spend a night at the cottage, which is made entirely out of chocolate (except for the beds, because no one wants to wake up at night wondering "uh…is that chocolate?" about their linens). It was created by chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau, and everything from the walls and roof to the flower garden and duck pond outside is real chocolate. Since it's encased in a glass house, you don't have to worry about any pesky bugs, and the chocolate stays at the perfect temperature so it won't start melting on you.
Tragically, you can't actually eat the house itself. But guests will be provided with lots of chocolate snacks to feast on and will also be served dinner and breakfast. You also can't bring your pets, which makes sense… the cottage seems like a truly treacherous place for a hungry pup.
You can try to get a reservation on Booking.com on Sept. 26, but if you miss out, you'll still get a chance to see the Chocolate Cottage when it's moved to Choco-Story, a Parisian chocolate museum.
In the meantime, do you think anyone will notice if I replace all the art on my walls with chocolate bars? Worth a try!