Few days ago we randomly discovered The Musee du Vin, located in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, at 5 square Charles Dickens and since we are both big wine lovers, of course we had to go and check it out. We were pleasantly surprised and so happy we went. The atmosphere is warm and cosy and it gives you the feeling of entering in a different epoch, which is actually not so far from the truth since the museum is located in old quarries of the Middle Ages, which were used as cellars in the 15th century.
The museum contains a collection of more that 2000 object of wine tools, some of which date back a century before Jesus Christ and are no longer being used in the wine making process.
Prior to its opening, the museum served as wine cellars for the Eiffel Tower restaurants and 1n 1984 it become Wine Museum owned by the Conseil de Echansons de France. Many significant wine event are being held here and it could also be rented out for private dinners and events.
After the tour, you could sit down in the warm and homey restaurant for lunch or just to enjoy a glass of wine from their rich collection. The museum offers also wine tasting classes or you could just add a mini wine tasting to your tour, which includes tree different wines with one of their expert sommelier.
xx Z & G