Barley Sugar Museum
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Barley sugar sweets were first made in the town by Benedictine nuns from Notre-Dame-des-Anges in 1638 under the reign of Louis XIII. The sweets made from cane sugar and barley have soothing properties and were first enjoyed by preachers as well as by the king and his court. Later, the sweets were made famous by Napoleon, who loved them, the actress Sarah Bernhardt, who never went on stage without first warming up her voice with a barley sugar sweet, and Aristide Briant, Jean Jaurès and André Mauriac, who each signed the visitor book in their time.
The legendary sweets have not been made by nuns since 1972, but they are still made in Moret according to the 17th century recipe, with no added colours or flavourings. Learn about the history of the sweets and how they are made in the small museum, located in a former mill house on an island in the Loing river. And since you must try the sweets for yourself, visit the Maison du Sucre d’Orge shop not far from the museum.
Did you know? The impressionist painter Alfred Sisley lived in Moret-sur-Loing for the last twenty years of his life. Visit the town and retrace his steps.
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From 06/05 to 31/08/2022 Opening hours on Friday between 2.30 pm and 7 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 7 pm.
From 01/09 to 23/10/2022 Opening hours on Friday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
- 2 €
- From 06/05 to 31/08/2022 Adult: from 2 € Child : from 1 €.
From 01/09 to 23/10/2022 Adult: from 2 € Child : from 1 €.
Child entry valid for 0 - 10 years.
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