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Maison des Sancerre

3, Rue du Meridien, Sancerre, France
+33 2 48 54 11 35
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Sancerre
Type: Museums
Owner description: Maison des Sancerre, a visit to share with family or friends.Enter the winemakers universe and discover what makes Sancerre such a special wine area :... more » Owner description: Maison des Sancerre, a visit to share with family or friends.Enter the winemakers universe and discover what makes Sancerre such a special wine area : complexity of the soils, various wine-management tasks, wine-making and tasting.Wine fairs, jazz and rock concert … a « wine-cultural » season aimed at you ! « less
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a quite excellent experience. The displays are superb and in English if you wish. Absolutely superb for information on Sancerre wine making. The use of locals to tell the tale was inspired.Best of all you get a free wine tasting at the end and get to keep the glass.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a thoroughly well-done exhibit showing the history and geology of the region, and there are numerous displays explaining the production of the local wines.

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Durham
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194 reviews 194 reviews
42 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A brilliant museum. Take the time to watch the videos, you'll learn a lot about winemaking! Te tasting at the end is a healthy glass of wine. The only downside was that the videos were not for sale, i suspect for copyright reasons, because I could watch them again and again. Lovely staff too.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Compact, well-done museum about the region of Sancerre, complete with souvenir wine-glasses and a taste of Sancerre wine.

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Deux Sevres
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40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Self guided tour giving all the information you need about the production of this excellent French wine. All the panels are in French and English and the videos in French with English sub titles. There is a herb garden outside and the tour ends with a glass of Sancerre. Follow the red trail around the town.

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Irvine, CA
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69 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a very well designed museum that offers a good history of Loire Valley wine making. It offers some good multimedia demonstrations as well as a self-paced section with instructive, informative panels on local wine making practices. There is also a garden (with vines) and an upper-deck with great views. The self-paced tour ends with a glass of Sancere.... More

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Milwaukee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This interactive museum very clearly explains the history of the area geographically as well as the history of wine growing in the appellation. Much care and pride has been taken to make this museum as interesting and informative as possible. The films of the local vintners telling their stories are fascinating. The wine tasting and complimentary glass at the end... More

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Parcay Les Pins
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very well thought out and informative displays in a beautifully renovated building. Loved the little booths each with a video on aspects of Sancerre, explanation of the geology, history of the vineyards, how it was cleverly promoted by the viticulteurs travelling to Paris with their wine in the early 1950s. A well deserved success for the winegrowers of the area,... More

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The young lady behind the desk was very pleasant and very well informed. The exhibitions were laid out well and easy to follow. The videos conveyed the essence of wine growing not just bare facts but the way of life past and present. The virtual tractor ride is a fun way to end the tour before heading for the terrace... More

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Berkshire. UK
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Lots of explanation on well laid out boards. Clips (with sub-titles) of people talking about different aspects of Sancerre and its wine business (and seats whilst you listen). Good view from the terrace.

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