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Musée de l’Amande et du Macaron

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Brought back to France in the XNUMXth century by Catherine de Medici, the Macaron recipe, a biscuit made from almonds, sugar and egg whites, quickly spread to many towns including Nancy, Amiens and St Emilion. Each offers a Macaron with the unique and inimitable recipe that makes them famous.

Among all the cities, Montmorillon has been renowned for its macaroons with a tender almond heart since 1811. Macaroons have been present there since the XNUMXth century and over the centuries have become the city's unmissable speciality.

Today, Maison Rannou-Métivier is the oldest macaron factory in Montmorillon. The traditional recipe has remained unchanged for more than 150 years and has been passed down in the same family for 5 generations with the same know-how and the same passion.

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French

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Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French

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Location: Close to TER access (train, coach), Close to a national road, Accessible on foot from the tourist office, In the town centre, In town
Museum themes: Craftsmanship, Gastronomy, History, Professions
Services : Shop
Facilities: Accessible by stroller, Screening room
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and post-office cheques, Cash
Address
Almond and Macaroon Museum
34 boulevard de Strasbourg
86500 MONTMORILLON