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Musée du Vin, Paris

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Translated simply as the wine museum, Musée du Vin is in former limestone quarries in the center of Paris. Explore three vaulted cellars on the property, which the Friars of Passy used in the 16th and 17th centuries to store their wine. These cellars now serve as the museum's restaurant, so you can enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a glass of fine wine. You also can partake in wine tasting, fine cheese, and charcuterie. The exhibits feature more than 2,000 pieces covering the tools of viticulture, winemaking, and wine tasting. The oldest date back a century before Jesus Christ; the most recent is from the 19th century. Wax figures, including Napoleon, Pasteur, and Balzac, depict objects in the collection as well. Add Musée du Vin to your Paris travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Paris tour planner.
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  • The museum is in a vaulted cellar and has great atmosphere. The English language guide was a hand held audio guide which was difficult to hear if other visitors were listening to a different part of t...  more »
  • We visited the Musee du Vin as it was just around the corner from our hotel and we had limited time on our last day in Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed looking around and the staff were very friendly and ...  more »
  • We wondered what we could learn about wine, my companion growing up in Paris and having wine since she was a child, and me discovering red wine as a prescription from my doctor 30 years ago. Despite t...  more »
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  • I went here when I was 20. My favorite part of the museum is not only the tasting but also how Napoleon used to sneak through an underground tunnel late at night when he couldn't sleep. He would have some wine to help him sleep.
  • I struggle to give it two stars. There was no organization, not chronologically or numerically. It was very confusing. I paid attention the whole time and tried to learn but I can't say I left with any enlightening information. The one free wine tasting wasn't anything to write home about either.
  • Just the ambiance and the nice location is one star worth, the rest is not my style (food, wine and coffee)
  • We held a team-building meeting here, and the owners arranged for a small meeting space in the restaurant. After the meeting, we had a delicious meal followed by a wine-tasting challenge to see who could place the wines with their regions. This is a great place for small get-togethers, and the meal and wine were good.
  • Just the right amount of museum, wine cave, intimacy and elegance.