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Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)

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Address: 44 rue Alphonse Calle, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Phone Number: +33 1 30 36 83 26
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lovely & peaceful place

lovely, beautiful & peaceful place but i can't go inside as lunch time or yet to open in March? i don't know. just pass through it & take some picture only.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 19, 2016
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Welford on Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I popped into the Musee de l'Absinthe while visiting Auvers-sur-Oise to see the grave of Vincent Van Gogh and to see the sites of some of his masterpieces. It was a great surprise to find this little museum. It was full of interesting item and I cam away with a small bottle as a souvenir. The Day I Spent in... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We wanted to visit & waited for the opening time but despite ringing several times, initially discretely, then less so....there was nobody to open the gate.

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is worth the trip if you have the time. We did it after visiting all the other things, but were slightly disappointed by the few things on show.

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hong kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

lovely, beautiful & peaceful place but i can't go inside as lunch time or yet to open in March? i don't know. just pass through it & take some picture only.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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