Friday, January 14, 2011

Musée du vin

This one has been a long time coming, but back in November finally went to check out the Musée du vin de Paris.

wine jug

The museum isn't bad, but it also isn't the best wine museum I've ever seen and you will certainly find better in regions that produce a lot of wine.  However, if you are itching to learn about wine making and the history of wine and you are stuck in Paris, this is the place to go.

The museum is located in underground caves in the 16th (metro Passy) and is full of different tools and machines used to produce wine, information on different kinds of wines, different wine bottles and services throughout history and other wine related paraphernalia.

Bacchus, god of wine

At the end of your visit you get to do a little wine tasting in their underground restaurant depending on the ticket you bought.

The museum also proposes events throughout the year, dinners and wine tasting classes.

In my opinion, the real highlight of this museum is the location.  It was very interesting to see these underground caves in the heart of Paris.  Otherwise the museum is a bit overpriced (11.90 euros for a visit and one small glass of wine), but still interesting and I definitely learned a lot about wine!

inside the museum

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