Musee du Sucre d'Orge, Moret-sur-Loing

#13 of 15 in Museums in Seine-et-Marne
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  • Tiny shop, but there are treasures: candy canes from the nuns of Moret, syrup to the poppy, biscuit House this is absolutely worth a visit!
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  • Surprising discovery of this small museum at the end of a wooden footbridge that you borrow from the main bridge leading to the Loing in the city center. A museum that has piqued my curiosity and I had to visit because he was going to tell me everything about candy. This natural candy is the oldest confectionery of France. He was born on the initiative of a group of Benedictine nuns installed at Moret on Loing in the reign of King Louis XIV. The Museum we learn that one of these nuns nicknamed "the Mauresse" because she was black, later probably attempted strangulation at birth, would be a bastard daughter of Louis XIV that accréditeraient some writings of the period. The idea of this candy came because the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostelle transited to Moret on the road to Saint Jacques. To relieve their words of throat, the nuns had the idea to give them a candy. Thus was born the great adventure of the candy cane. As a result of the prohibition on religious orders to carry on trade laid down by the Second Vatican Council, the nuns last stop their activity. The secret of the recipe preciously kept by the nuns was revealed to a renowned craftsman of Moret, who continued the business and founded the Museum. Today, candy manufacturing continues on a small scale by hand thanks to the custodians of the recipe heirs. You can also discover the different steps of the manufacturing of candy in a very interesting video presented at the Museum. Candy 100% natural since it contains no fragrance, dye, conservative. No syrup. The production is performed with old machines which were able to be resettled and notably a 2-ton cast-iron table on which spread after cooking in an oven gas, which will be worked on and maintained at constant temperature on this table. Candy comes in sticks all cut and packaged individually by hand and in cartons. This small production is sold to the shop "Barley sugar" which is opposite the Church. In the 2000s, a brotherhood was created to increase awareness, defend and perpetuate the memory and tradition of the candy cane. The Museum will teach you more about the operation of this fraternity whose purpose is not commercial but cultural. In the Museum you can see also boxes and other antiques related to the candy cane and the copy of the guest book of the candy cane signed by Jean Jaurès and Aristide Briand. Note a great welcome from the person at the entrance of the Museum. Visit short but interesting a place that serves a useful and salutary purpose: perpetuate the history and manufacture of an eminently qualitative product, symbol of an ancient tradition of the french cultural heritage.
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  • Gorgeous setting- on the river perfect little building. a must do in Moret. Interesting history and unusual museum.  more »

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