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Caves Byrrh

Thuir, France
About Caves Byrrh
Come in, and marvel at the sights and smells as you stroll around... You will be immersed in the story of a family saga. You will learn how, in 1866, the inventive and pioneering Violet brothers came up with the idea of a beverage made with wine and medicinal plants, becoming the owners of one of the biggest companies of the 20th Century... You will go on trough a huge cellar and discover the biggest oak wine cask in the world.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

The history of Byrrh is fascinating! I had never heard of it before our friend shared Byrrh with us at her home nearby. I was amazed to learn that Byrrh was widely sold, even in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary K
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to find out this place, which it was not on my itinerary, but since it was a rainy day I thought to myself why not. It was great! They provide a handheld translator to English, since the tour is in French,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlosmour
Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2019

Hello mytotaltravel, we thank you so much for your comment. We hope that you appreciate the tour and we hope that you will come back to discover one of our 6 thematic tours this summer! :)

Reviewed May 20, 2018

A fascinating place to visit and close to the town centre. We had an informative tour with English audio-guides and thoroughly enjoyed tasting the end products. The gift shop also has a great collection of wines to purchase, as well as sundry souvenirs. Very friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Michael C
Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Hello ! Thank you very much for your friendly comment. We hope you enjoyed the tour and it will be a plesure to welcome you again this summer !

Reviewed January 4, 2018

We turned to be the only family registering for the tour at 10.45. so we had a private tour with interactive presentation on various screens in several locations of the factory. Very nice to see a mix of old and new, and the large wine...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stevie197501
Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you very much Stevie! We hope you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We joined the 4pm tour and were surprised that the Byrrh factory was in such a prominent position in the town. The tour was cheap (3.50 having picked up a special voucher at a previous stop) and lasted 1.5 hours including a delicious tasting at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 654vickiem
Reviewed September 10, 2017

A worth while stop in Thuir with a very informative and lengthy guided tour. Commentary was available on hand held devise in English. Full accessible with wheelchair.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mrstmls
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Excellent, informative and great value. Hilarious English translation - highlight of the trip. Bhyrr tasting also delicious.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This is a large, commercial winery and is geared up accordingly. A comprehensive tour with a guide that spoke good English. Worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a short excursion in the cellars with some video information and a tasting afterwards. All in all an interesting experience.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mirdza
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We are staying near Thuir and as it was raining today we thought we would visit the Caves. It was interesting to see the huge barrels of wine plus hear the story of the brothers who started the business, told in a series of short...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rosserUk
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