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"Hips ! You'll have another visit ?" Musée du Vin Tip by mariev

Musée du Vin, Paris: 6 reviews and 6 photos

  Museum's entrance
by mariev

The museum's theme put beside its location sounds like a joke : where would you put a wine museum ?
The parisian one is ... rue des eaux (waters' street) (and to think there is a rue Vineuse (wine street) about 200 meters from there).

The Wine Museum is situated in the remaininng 250 meters of underground galleries (inside the Chaillot hill) of a Minimes medieval Monastery's former cellars. The Brothers cultivated the land in the area and were supposed to make an excellent rosé.
In the 17th century, hot springs were discovered in the area and were used for 200 years giving their name to the current "Rue des Eaux".

The Wine museum, not only features exhibits about the traditions of viticulture and wine-making (tools, drowings, ...), but also provides tasting lessons, organises receptions and seminars - themed around wine of course.

Like in many parisian museums, there is a restaurant, serving traditional dishes along fine wines ( the dining rooms are in the museum's medieval vaults). (lunch : menu at 18€, wine included; else count 25-30€)

Open everyday except Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - visit 8€ (includes a guide book and a complementary glass of wine)
5 Rue des Eaux (square Charles Dickens) in the 16th
Metro : Passy - RER : Tour Eiffel-Champ de Mars - Bus : 72

Phone: 01 45 25 63 26

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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