It seems like gingerbread houses do not exist only in fairy tales, as is evident from a cottage in France that is made entirely out of chocolate. The Chocolate Cottage, as it is called, is made out of 1.5 tons of chocolate and it is located in Sevres. The cottage is approximately 194 square feet and the abode can sleep four people.

Many of the chocolate fittings and fixtures are fully edible, though Booking.com, which is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations and through which the cottage was advertised, has specifically warned guests that they should not damage or eat the accommodation.

Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

 

The cottage, which was available for reservation, was designed and manufactured by renowned artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau, who specialises in chocolate sculptures.

Chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau. Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

Chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau. Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

 

The walls, roof, dresser, clock, cups, books, chandelier, fireplace and even the sink of the cottage are made of chocolate. Outside, a white chocolate duck pond and chocolate flowerbed are also on display.

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Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

 

In order to protect the structure from melting, the unique 18-square-metre chocolate cottage is encased within a glass house known as L’Orangerie Ephemere in the gardens of the Cite de la Ceramique in Paris.

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Photo Courtesy: Booking.com

 

In addition, guests of the Chocolate Cottage will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop where they will learn to craft personalised mini chocolate chalets taught by Decluzeau himself.

According to The Independent, once the last guest checks out, the cottage will go on display at Choco Story, a museum in Paris dedicated entirely to chocolate.