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“Felt Like A Cool Underground Wine Cellar”

Musee du Vin (Wine Museum)
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Ranked #372 of 2,252 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 July 23, 2013

Good history and collection of wine development in France. As you walk through the tunnel you can feel the time of.growing, harvesting, and producing. We did like the free audio tour which we were able to follow and found very informative. After the tour we did some wine tasting and had a nice lunch in their small eating area. The entire staff was very friendly. It was not crowded so we took our time and spent several hours.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place definitely has potential, but that’s about it. The museum is in a quiet part of town, and there is a nice and relaxed atmosphere inside the museum as well. The audio guide is not easy and relaxed however – we accepted it because it was free of charge, but I really wish we hadn’t. It’s clearly read by someone who’s simply been presented with a manuscript without ever walking around in the museum. It’s all very hasty, giving the visitor no time to move from object to object, and in addition the objects aren’t necessarily in the right order. What’s wrong with putting number 2 right next to number 1? There were a lot of things in the museum I would have loved to learn more about, but the audio guide was really not the way to. What about some informational posters showing some of the tools in use? The entrance fee includes a glass of wine, but that also makes it way too expensive considering the exhibition they are offering, unless you're there only for the wine.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The museum was listed in the Paris museum booklet, and seemed like a great outing in town for a rainy day activity. Just around the corner from metro stop. The street wasn't shown on my map, but the Metro attendant told me just where it was located. Located in a large cavernous wine celler they show a comprehensive history of wine making for this area of France through primitave and modern implements use in vineculture, with personal audio device. This is followed by a limited or comprehensive wine tasting session with an expert. Monika our guide was great. Helping us to discover a full range of elements regarding the wine we tasted, the regions and particular qualities of each. We spent several hours there and enjoyed the visit. They also serve what looked like a very nice lunch, but we had other plans. Thanks

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Musee du Vin in Paris is one of those little out of the way places that can quickly become a favorite.

Being in the wine business, we added this attraction to our itinerary last September. We planned on spending an hour or so visiting the museum, then discovered there was a restaurant on site. Perfect! We could grab a bite, then check out the exhibits.

Here's the thing. Americans "grab a bite." French people do not!

So we "dined" on a fabulous lunch paired with interesting wines, chatted and relaxed. That's how it rolls in Paris.

First of all, the food was spectacular: Try on for size Baked Sea Bass with a mango citrus sauce served with "real" mashed potatoes and paired with a lovely white wine blend from Sud-Ouest.

Oh, and the foie gras was to die for, served up with a tangy rose, also from Sud-Ouest.

I was especially drawn to the wine list...not your "usual suspects," even in Paris..., many interesting wines served by the glass.

As for the museum, I was underwhelmed, but it was worth seeing once. As for the restaurant...well. when we left, we said "A Bientot", not "Au Revoir."

I hope that ,means we'll be back soon!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

It is a bit out of the way to get here and it was the only thing that we did in this area was visit the museum. You need to get on the 6 and get off at Passy, but the museum is not that far from the metro once you get your bearings. You turn a couple corners and there it is. We arrived right around noon. We did not have reservations, but they were able to accomodate us for lunch. We were the only ones there at the time, but the place did fill up by 1:30. You dine in the cellars with ambiant lighting and simple, low key accents. You will have a sommelier as your waiter and the sommelier has an apprentice who calls the sommelier his "master". Yeah, a little startling at first, like you are in a Saturday Night Live sketch of Lord of the rings, expecting Gollum to pop out at any moment and pour you a glass of wine. We had a chuckle about it and moved on. Our apprentice looked like he was about 14 and brand spanking new to this. I think he was afraid his master would be upset with him. The wine was fantastic as was the lunch. In typical Paris fashion, you need to allow yourself several hours to dine. This is not going to be, nor should it be, a quick order, gulp, "L'addition, s'il vous plait". This is a dining experience where you digest the atmosphere, enjoy conversations with your company and savor the cuisine. Even if you are dining alone, it is an opportunity to slow down and take it all in. With your lunch, you also get to do the self guided audio tour. It was interesting to us, but we love wine and the history behind wine. It was sometimes difficult to find out where you were supposed to be and we often found ourselves looking at items in a different area than the audio was thinking we should be. It seemed to be a common problem as we witnessed several other individuals meandering around looking from their audio box to the items then back to their audiobox and twisting the box as if the box could somehow magically transport them to the correct area. We tasted several wines after our tour too which were nice. A word to the wise, if you rely on the english selection to buy metro tickets, have your return metro tickets on hand. Passy is a small metro station. The ticket machine at the top of the station is only in French and it only accepts coins, no bills. You have to actually go down into the metro and across to the other side to get a machine that accepts bills. Easier to just be prepared with your return ticket on hand. Overall, this was a lovely time and I would recommend this to any wine enthusiasts.

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