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“Interesting insight into the Beaujolais wine region”
Review of Hameau Duboeuf

Hameau Duboeuf
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Interesting insight into the Beaujolais wine region”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this brilliantly designed attraction. It was interesting, informative and alongwith a delicious lunch in between it was an excellent way to while away 5 happy hours.

Would definitely recommend to all who are interested in wines and also for families as well. They have some neat ideas to keep the kiddies amused along the way as well.

Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Neusiedl am See, Austria
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195 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Everything you always wanted to know about the Beaujolais...”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

You must be a really wealthy winemaker and winedealer to build up such a fairy place, showing up everything of the Beaujolais winemaking. Bravo. Also interesting for children, of course without the tastings.

Visited March 2013
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Neusiedl am See, Austria
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“Nice attraction in a XIX century style”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

It is supposed to be a wine tasting area, but it is much more! Lovely presentation of the Beaujolais terroirs and wines troughout the wines of Georges Duboeuf. Worth the detour!

Visited March 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not at all tacky, really well researched.”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Being a child of the 80's I was kind of dreading a visit to the Beaujolais museum, it was so heavily marketed back then and the craze for the Beaujolais noveau in the UK was fever pitch. But it was 19€ well spent, a throughly well planned out museum, fantastic artifacts and 3D cinema to boot. I particularly enjoyed the original art-noveau posters of champagnes and wines in the gallery.
There is something for everyone here (mini golf, animations, history, gardens) and it will probably take at least 4 hours to go round everything. The site is spread over 4 sites with a noddy train to take you around but you could walk its not that far.

It all ends in the tasting room and the gift shop of course, but we never felt that we were being pushed into buying Beaujolais, the gift shop has many different wines from all over not just their own and there is a great book shop with books on wine and food at one end.

I must add to previous comments regarding the helpfulness of the staff. We were the only people in the place, it was past closing (but we weren't aware of this at the time being so absorbed) and when we discovered that the guy on the till was there just for us, we were of course embarrassed to have made him work overtime. No problem at all he said, there is so much to take in, you need to take your time. Just incredible!! In what other country would you be made to feel so comfortable and at ease.

Visited May 2012
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Essex Ontario Canada
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“Great day”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

We easily arrived at Romaneche-Thorins by train from Lyon. The wine museum is right beside train station. It was too early in the morning and Le Hameau was not yet open, but a very helpful employee let us store our luggage in the office, we browsed through the large gift shop, the manager of the restaurant kindly made us coffee and then they let us enter the exhibits half an hour early. Merci!
We've visited a lot of wineries, but this was first with a talking grape vine, a 3-D video presentation and model trains. Because of the time of year we were not able to visit the garden and winery, but even the limited presentation filled five hours including a great lunch in the restaurant.
Most of the exhibit labels are in three languages: French, English and German. There are headsets with translation for some of the audiovisual programs.
Before our trip we read Rudolph Chelminski's book, I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant who made it the World's Most Popular Wine. That background made Le Hameau much more meaningful.
And I almost forgot - it has very elegant toilets. Although the men's is at the top of a spiral staircase.

Visited November 2011
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