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Marron glacé museum in Collobrières

Discover the history of the marron glacé

An exceptional climate, paradisiac beaches and creeks that have greatly contributed to the reputation of the Côte d'Azur, a rich and varied cultural heritage, villages of character perched between sea and mountains, the proximity of the Alps, Corsica and from Italy ... Naturally, you have several good reasons to book a mobile home rental in the Var, in one of the South Est Vacances luxury campsites. A stay for two, with family or friends in the PACA region along the Mediterranean is also an opportunity to discover Provençal specialties and local products. Among them, the inevitable chestnut. To know its history and the reasons of its success, direction the museum of brown ice in Collobrières, a charming village located between Bormes-les-Mimosas and the plain of the Moors.

Collobrières has established itself as the capital of chestnut thanks to its 900 hectares of chestnut groves. The Azureean confectionery installed in a village in the Massif des Maures perpetuates the tradition of their know-how. The confectionery has created a museum dedicated to ice chestnut to trace all stages of manufacture.

Before you fall in love with the marrons glacés, take the time to discover all the stages of its manufacture in the museum. You will discover how all products made from chestnuts and chestnuts are made, and will be able to see the machinery and tools that were once used. A curious culinary and artisanal journey, a jump of half a century in time to meet the master craftsmen who made the chestnut a real institution in the region.

Following this visit, you will let yourself be tempted with your eyes closed by its unique taste in the mouth. In the shop, open 7 days a week, you will find various products such as marrons glacés, cream of brown, dough and brown flour. You can also buy chestnuts in syrup, chestnut liqueur, candied fruits, calissons d'Aix, fruit pastes, nougat and jams.