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La Moutarderie

Address: 31 rue du Faubourg Bretonniere, 21200 Beaune, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)3 80 22 10 10
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Ranked #15 of 47 Activities in Beaune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: The last Mustard Mill in Burgundy , independant burgundian family business since 1840 , just a few steps away from the Hospices de Beaune ! Guided Tours from March to November more information on our website Deniere grande Moutarderie familiale de Bourgogne , juste a 2 pas des celebres Hospices de Beaune Visites guidees de Mars a Novembre , plus d'infomations sur notre site internet

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This tour was well worth the visit to hear and see the history of mustard manufacturing - it is great to see how food actually gets made before it reaches our plate. The guide spoke in French - which is totally fine as we were in France with French tourists!! But she took the time out to explain to us... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love mustard, enough to make a slight detour while in Burgundy to check out a tour of La Moutarderie in Beaune and see how they make it. Now, it's not to say that this tour isn't interesting, because it is. I just expected it to be more of a tour where you're taken through the factory and you see... More

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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After reading other recent reviews maybe we got a 'bad' deal. There were few English speakers on our tour and the guide spoke most of the time in French, with a very brief explanation in English, she was also quite rude to us in the beginning and when a Frecnh speaking person asked a question she was rude to them... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the last working mustard mill in Burgaundy. In the old days, mustard was planted on the fields where brush had been cut for charcoal production as the plant grows well in such soil (potash-rich). However, as the need for charcoal diminished, the land sown with mustard did as well until Burgundy ceased to produce any local mustard seeds... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We booked in the “sensations” tour online, which is the tour that takes you through the factory, where you can see the machine, workers and production line bottling of the mustards. It’s called sensations because of the smell and the mild stinging in your eyes when you walk through the factory =) The tour was very interesting and our guide... More

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Waco, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I took the museum tour while staying in Beaune. The tour was fine. It was a look at a lot of old mustard making equipment and some videos about production and history. There was also a hands on demo as we got to make our own mustard. At the end of the tour there was a tasting... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited here as their brand (Fallot) is one of our favourite. We were lucky enough to have a tour with mainly English speakers so it was largely in English. The tour was OK, but as a huge group we were sent up to the factory floor (by lift) in two groups. We were in the leading group and we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I suppose the best that can be said is that it is a good break from the usual winery tours and at the end of the hour, you do learn something about making the famous Dijon mustard. Other reviewers have already gone into the details and some of the shortcomings of the tour so I won't go into that. Just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a pleasant overview of the history of mustard in Burgundy. A fair bit padded out with ponderous and silly video presentations. But the guide was very good and the tasting plate at the end was also interesting. It would be much better value if they combined both the old and new factories on the one tour instead of... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you know nothing about the production of mustard and have an hour of time please check this out. For 10 euro/person you'll get a first-hand tour of the mustard production by one of the smallest remaining companies (20-25 employees). The tour explains the history of French mustard productions including differences between Dijon and Burgundy mustard. Did you know until... More

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