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Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)

Address: 44 rue Calle, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Phone Number: 01-30-36-83-26
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This unusual museum is dedicated to Absinthe -- the rise and fall, the uses and abuses, the apparatus and applications of this alcoholic drink, especially in France during the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is operated by a woman who has studied absinthe as an historic and social phenomenon -- very interesting presentation and displays.

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Paris, France
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71 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Although I detest the taste of any type of modern day anise based drinks (pastis, raki, ouzo, arak, etc.), I still found this museum a worthwhile visit because I knew absolutely nothing about absinthe. I like to operate on the basis that it is good to learn something new everyday. Also, if you are following in the footsteps of Vincent... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Alcohol has always had a strong connection with both culture and the time period in which it was prevalent. Absinthe is just that. If you are interested in french history or art, absinthe provides a window to both. This museum houses extremely rare original posters and antiques in pristine condition. If you talk to the curator she is perhaps the... More 

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South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

We visited the Absinthe Museum as part of our Vincent van Gogh experince in Auvers sur Oise and found it a total waste of 4.5 euros each. It is only one room (upstairs so it cannot be seen from the reception where you pay) with posters and silly displays which actually mean nothing and tell you nothing. The whole visit... More 

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Denmark
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

This museum is interesting - but mostly to the visitor who understands the myth, the legend and the spirit behind the green drink. You will find nothing here that you cannot also see and read in books on the subject. The interesting part is the authenticity - to be close to original bottles, glasses and fointains, to stand face to... More 

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