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Ecomusee de la Noix

Domaine de Vielcroze | La combe, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
+33 5 53 59 69 63
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Interesting but a lot only in French

Lovely venue and it has a beautiful picnic area amongst the walnut trees which gets you away from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AJCG
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Barcelona, Spain
NUTS

Small family owned farm produces a fantastic Walnut oil, Has a small theatre down stairs showing... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Marc M
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In an old restored farmhouse,next castel of Castelnaud at the ferme de Vielcroze, the Eco-museum of the Périgord walnut presents the visitor with a panorama of the origins, the history, the growing and all the work involved around the walnut and adocumentary film. As a result of constant concern for quality pn the part of producers, the renown of the Périgord walnut in the culinary field has continued to grow over the years. The Eco-museum of the walnut is a natural place to discover its myriad qualities. its benefits for health, exceptional taste and widespread usage in savoury gastronomic recipes... With, as a bonus, a shop where local produce can be bought: walnut oil, walnut wine, walnuts cakes....
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Domaine de Vielcroze | La combe, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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+33 5 53 59 69 63

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely venue and it has a beautiful picnic area amongst the walnut trees which gets you away from the hordes around the river banks. Interesting little museum, worth an hour or two; great products to buy including walnut oil (of course!), liquor of walnut (get...More

Thank AJCG
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Small family owned farm produces a fantastic Walnut oil, Has a small theatre down stairs showing the history of the place, Picnic area full of the old farm equipment as well as the new, nice relaxing hour spent here.

Thank Marc M
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Hello, Thanks a lot for your nice message ! We are happy you've enjoyed the visit. Jeanne.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went to visit the Ecomusée de la noix with my husband's parents who were visiting from the UK and had an excellent time despite the rain. The introductory film is very informative and the museum itself interesting to wander around in. All information is...More

Thank Catherine_Cappa_S
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Hello, Thanks a lot for your nice message ! We are happy you 've enjoyed the visit. Jeanne

Reviewed 2 April 2017

This little museum in the heart of the Périgord Noir was a delight to visit. An excellent video show with English subtitles gave a complete and detailed account of the history and modern practices for growing and gathering walnuts. The use of walnut wood after...More

Thank d0ccyt
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Hello, Thanks for your message very nice. We are happy that you've enjoyed the visit ! Jeanne

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our family visited this charming ecomusée when it first opened about twenty years ago. We returned recently and marvelled at how the walnut grove had grown since then. The dappled shade was a welcome relief during a prolonged hot spell in the Périgord! You are...More

Thank loulourella
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Hello, Thanks a lot for your long and very nice message ! We are very happy when people enjoy the visit of our museum !! Jeanne

Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a walnut orchard and oil pressing operation that has set up a little 'museum' to drive revenue and sell oil and souvenirs. That being said, the film is very well done and very informative. That is about all there is to it. You...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good video about Walnuts (English sub titles)- production, oil extraction, wood carving. In a nice location close to Castlenaud and the river. Good for shaded walks under the walnut trees. Unfortunately walnut oil only extracted in the early autumn so little to see. Not helped...More

Thank Steve M
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Hello, Thanks for your nice message. If you want to see the traditional miil and see the oil being pressed, it is from monday to friday on the afternoon from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. May be you don't were at that moment that's why...More

Reviewed 26 July 2015

We had a great time at the Walnut Museum! Immediately upon arrival, you can smell the walnuts roasting. We had the opportunity for a tasting and demonstration of how the walnut oil is made. It was impressive to see how passionate their employees were about...More

Thank Aymie R
Reviewed 10 July 2015

the film was great and very informative (English sub-titles). The museum bit I found a little boring (or perhaps I was tired!). There were English translations (in books) of the French posters displayed on the wall, but I found it easier to struggle to read...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I don't actually like nuts, although that shouldn't have been an issue if this museum were more interesting. It would certainly benefit from more interactive elements and the shop is great, but could have been more going on.

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