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“Avoid the crowds”

Musee du Vin (Wine Museum)
Ranked #305 of 1,253 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: Close to the Eiffel Tower, discover oneof Paris’ oldest limestone quarries fromthe XVth century.Our permanent collections include more than2000 artefacts, owned by the “Conseil desEchansons de France” since 1984, and presentedso as to highlight the historical depth of our heritage.Visits with audio guides are available in English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and GermanIn order to preserve the transmission of knowledge around wine, the Musée du Vin Paris offer wine tasting, assumed by our wine experts team
Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the first tourist realizations when visiting Paris is exactly how long the lines are to get into major museums. Of course, it is still worth it to wait for 2 hours if you want to get into the Louvre, but if at some point you're tired of the crowds, go off the beaten path and visit this little place.

The museum is located in the basement, in former caves which gives it a cool, medieval feeling. The ticket comes with a free wine tasting (aka a small glass of wine and a quick explanation where this particular bottle came from). Audio-guides are free and highly recommended. The museum rooms are somewhat chaotically stuffed with variety of wine memorabilia, so it is very useful to hear the explanations. Wine geeks can definetely have a lot of fun here -- you will see all different bottle and glass shapes, ancient tools used in grape farming etc etc etc. Even a few wax figures to creep you out!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We went for lunch - which means you can wander the historic caves afterwards without the separate admission fee.The caves are filled with historic wine production related artifacts -dozens of antique bottle openers, bottle stoppers, copper cognac stills and some lovely very old wine bottles. And, the food and were lovely.
We didn't really take a tour - the very friendly staff sorta walked us around a bit and gave info. We loved the cave walls - and wine tasting rooms. And, yes, great neighborhood across from Eiffel - many less tourists - near Tracadero area fountains

Thank 414gottago
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Lovely location. Full of interesting things to see if the history of wine making is your thing. Self guided tour through the cave, with English speaking narrative. A taste of their own brew to finish is included in the price

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

The museum contains an underground tunnel that contains many historic artefacts associated with wine production. There is not as much information available on wine regions and characteristics. There are a few options for tasting afterwards. Just beware for three glasses there is a €17 and a €27. Without explanation we were charged the higher fee and would have been happier with the cheaper option. The wines are good but not much is served.

Thank Beingnotdoing
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

The tour is approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your group and how quickly you move through it. Depending on which package you pick will determine how many glasses (less than 1/2 full) of wine you will get. The 3 glass tour provides a red, white, and rose wine sample.

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