Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)

Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe), Auvers-sur-Oise: Hours, Address, Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe) Reviews: 4/5

Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)

Absinthe Museum (Musee de l'Absinthe)
4
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The area

4.0
69 reviews
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bonitabuffalo
Bonita Springs, FL680 contributions
What a gem
Jul 2019
Tucked in the back of the town is a small museum dedicated to the history of Absinthe and Van Gogh . She has acquired a most unique collection of Absinthe spoons, artwork and Absinthe artifacts. There is all’s a tasing at the end of the tour.
Very cool tour,
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Written 30 July 2019
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Chetmike
Paris140 contributions
incredible small private museum with amazing fountains, glasses, spoons
Aug 2017 • Couples
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, where you can taste, a glass of absinthe prepared with the traditional rituel.
Written 2 September 2017
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,474 contributions
Where I Learned that Absinthe Popularity was a Big Marketing Splash
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 English or the owner's book in English. Absinthe started out being medicinal but with the help of a massive marketing campaign showing very attractive people having lots of fun drinking, became quite a sensation. A attracting part of the drink is the special glasses easily marked for the concentration of absinthe to water using decorative spoons that hold just a lump of sugar over which the water is dripped. Also graphic were the ugly depictions of what absinthe actually does to people who abuse it. It was banned in 1915. It is available for sale again but without the big advertising campaign just does have the allure it once did. Good place to buy a sample and have it out in the garden.
Written 27 July 2017
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bishshat
Welford on Avon, UK110 contributions
Ambrosia for an age of artists
Feb 2016 • Solo
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 I cam away with a small bottle as a souvenir.

The Day I Spent in Auvers-sur-oise
She appeared at the top of a dusty steep track
That peeped out among dry stone walls and foliage
Onto the Rue Victor Hugo
She on an after thought could have been
Ursula Andress coming out of the sea
To greet Shaun Connery in the scene from Dr No.
Indeed it was such a strange sight.
“Avez-vous le chemin de la maison du Docteur Gachet”?
“Direct”! I pointed the way ahead.
“Direct”?
“Yes” I said” it’s direct”.
She was slight very, very slight
She could have easily been a model or a film star
Everything about her reminded me of someone
I have no idea who it was
She told me her name was Marianna
She grabbed my arm and held me tight
One of her high heels that was so thin and delicate broke
She held onto me while she did a fast repair
She was immaculate in pearls and diamanté
Her hair glowed in the sunlight
“Allez-vous à une danse”? I asked her as I was so amazed at her attire
“Aucun,Chic” she answered
We escorted each other to the house of Dr Gachet where we sipped champagne
She introduced me to the mayor and a poet and some artists
It was a premier and we drank more champagne
Written 5 October 2016
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Amanda C
Hamilton, New Zealand91 contributions
Museum was closed despite opening hours advertised
Aug 2016 • Family
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.
Written 1 September 2016
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Julie C
Rueil-Malmaison, France27 contributions
Bit of a deception, as this is a very tiny museum.
Sep 2015
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.
Written 28 June 2016
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
lovely & peaceful place
Mar 2016 • Solo
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.
Written 19 April 2016
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Paul G
Waterloo, Canada209 contributions
Small Museum focused on Absinthe
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 an historic and social phenomenon -- very interesting presentation and displays.
Written 13 November 2014
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MiaGlobetrotter
Paris, France1,055 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2013 • Friends
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 to learn something new everyday. Also, if you are following in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, which you most likely are if you are visiting Auvers sur Oise, then this is a worthwhile visit towards understanding him because so many artists and writers were closely associated with absinthe in the 19th century - Oscar Wilde, Toulouse-Lautrec, Ernest Hemingway, Modigliani, and Degas to name a few, in addition to Van Gogh - and it will give you an idea of what, in part, helped fuel them.

The museum is a little gem, it is very well done. There are lots of original items associated with absinthe - glasses, spoons and fountains, publicity, posters against it, etc. Explanations are in French but you can get a small brochure in English when you pay at the entry (5 Euros) and there is also a bigger brochure in English that you can consult for free or buy for 2 Euros. The museum is quite small and you can go through both floors in about 15-30 minutes, depending on your interest level and your ability to read French.

It is a pity you can't take photos inside, however, there is a tiny gift shop with a few things on offer.

On the way out don't forget to take a look in the garden at the aromatic plants used to make absinthe.
Written 2 September 2013
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tramtokyo
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
A nearly forgotten part of history
Jun 2011 • Solo
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 and antiques in pristine condition. If you talk to the curator she is perhaps the embodiment of the green fairy herself and has an incredible depth of knowledge on everything absinthe. It's definitely worth the visit when you are in town!!
Written 26 July 2011
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