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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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Jean Luc B wrote a review Dec 2019
Hoi An, Vietnam8 contributions
We went to visit the caves on dec 24dec at 4 pm with illuminate style. The overall visit was great and interesting to learn. Our tour guide without name tag,was not too accurate on our question and didn't know some issues. As for the last light show on the main and huge barrel we were surprised to see that light show which is not reflecting the history of the caves and we were expecting other issues like the landscaping surrounding by vineyards or various uniforms or dresses on that historic period...need to be adjusted. Thanks JL.B
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Date of experience: December 2019
Mary K wrote a review Jul 2019
Grand Junction, Colorado480 contributions136 helpful votes
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 century. Now, very little is made. Byrrh is a combination of red wine, mistelle, quinine, and various other natural ingredients and was initially marketed as a health drink! The tour has an English audio guide available which is triggered as you move through the caves. The visual presentations are quite entertaining. I enjoyed learning about the history of the Violet brothers, who founded the company, and how progressive they were toward their employees.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Carlos Moura wrote a review Dec 2018
Monterey, California531 contributions131 helpful votes
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, and it works wonders:) many visual effects (colorful projections) and lots of history behind all of the items displayed while you tour the Cave. I definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh
Responded Mar 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! :)
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Michael C wrote a review May 2018
Derby, United Kingdom1863 contributions624 helpful votes
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 staff.
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Date of experience: April 2018
Response from Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh
Responded Jun 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 !
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Ste wrote a review Jan 2018
Leuven, Belgium25 contributions6 helpful votes
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 barrel is amazing. We bought several bottles of byrrh and are now ordering more online. A must see while in Thuir.
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Date of experience: August 2017
Response from Romain M, Agent d'accueil at Caves Byrrh
Responded Mar 28, 2018
Thank you very much Stevie! We hope you enjoyed the experience!
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