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Musee du Vin (Wine Museum)
Ranked #429 of 1,599 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 April 8, 2013 via mobile

A vine museum in Paris, France - it sounds appropriate.
The museum presents artifacts of past wine making. One would long for some theme e.g. historical timeline or like human perspective. There were interesting objects, but not much added to that.
An audio guide is essential, since there are not much information in english. The audio guide was hasty, so it also caused a feeling of "running through history". But it was my own fault - you could have paused the guide.
A fitting place in a cellar. Bit dusty and damp, though.
Entrance fee, about 12€ includes a drink of your choice. If you want to taste them all, the fee is 17€ (red, rose, dry white, sweet white).

Thank Ilolahti
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

If tired of the huge crowds at the major tourist attractions and with an appreciation of wine, this is a nice museum to spend an hour or so. It is near the Eiffel Tower area so a quick detour is worth it. Strange to walk through the tunnels underneath a bunch of apartment buildings but it was interesting. The audio is a good idea as there is not much in English, but it's included in the price. You get a choice of a small pour of wine at the end. No crowds, though!

Thank ABQJane
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

It is a surprise to visit this museum. Located close to Trocadero.
This is some caves under Paris. You pay about 10 Euro and at the end of our tour you get a nice glass of wine

Thank TravelprOfessiOnal30
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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!

1  Thank Gina M
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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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