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Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)

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Where I Learned that Absinthe Popularity was a Big Marketing Splash

The owner, Marie-Claude Delaware, of this museum knows absinthe backwards and forwards. There are... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
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Small Museum focused on Absinthe

This unusual museum is dedicated to Absinthe -- the rise and fall, the uses and abuses, the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2014
Paul G
Waterloo, Canada
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44 rue Alphonse Calle, 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise, France
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This museum is private, and ruled by a biologiste. She wrote many books on Absitnhe, after more than twenty years study. She had collected, an incredible collection around this drink, with some amazing fountains, spoons, advertising, sculptures. You can enjoy a very nice small garden,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Chetmike
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The owner, Marie-Claude Delaware, of this museum knows absinthe backwards and forwards. There are two levels of all the paraphernalia associated with absinthe and it's very nicely presented but for the non-French, English speaker is only really understandable with the help of a pamphlet in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I popped into the Musee de l'Absinthe while visiting Auvers-sur-Oise to see the grave of Vincent Van Gogh and to see the sites of some of his masterpieces. It was a great surprise to find this little museum. It was full of interesting item and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We wanted to visit & waited for the opening time but despite ringing several times, initially discretely, then less so....there was nobody to open the gate.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is worth the trip if you have the time. We did it after visiting all the other things, but were slightly disappointed by the few things on show.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 19 April 2016

lovely, beautiful & peaceful place but i can't go inside as lunch time or yet to open in March? i don't know. just pass through it & take some picture only.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

This unusual museum is dedicated to Absinthe -- the rise and fall, the uses and abuses, the apparatus and applications of this alcoholic drink, especially in France during the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is operated by a woman who has studied absinthe as...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Although I detest the taste of any type of modern day anise based drinks (pastis, raki, ouzo, arak, etc.), I still found this museum a worthwhile visit because I knew absolutely nothing about absinthe. I like to operate on the basis that it is good...More

Date of experience: August 2013
7  Thank MiaGlobetrotter
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Alcohol has always had a strong connection with both culture and the time period in which it was prevalent. Absinthe is just that. If you are interested in french history or art, absinthe provides a window to both. This museum houses extremely rare original posters...More

Date of experience: June 2011
4  Thank tramtokyo
Reviewed 12 July 2010

We visited the Absinthe Museum as part of our Vincent van Gogh experince in Auvers sur Oise and found it a total waste of 4.5 euros each. It is only one room (upstairs so it cannot be seen from the reception where you pay) with...More

7  Thank WendySouthAfrica
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