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Caves Byrrh

 

Established in Thuir for more than a hundred years, the Byrrh cellars are the birthplace of Byrrh, an elixir invented by the brothers Simon and Pallade Violet in 1866.

 

Byrrh’s story :

It all started like a fairy tale. The creators of the brand, which has become one of the most powerful companies in the world, began life as simple shepherds.

From a modest family in Vallespir, they went down to the plain of Roussillon to work in the itinerant trade in fabrics and haberdashery.

They settled in Thuir, where they opened a store. Simon Violet, aided by his science of taste and his deep knowledge of wines, perfected the wonderful formula of Byrrh, a “tonic and hygienic wine”.

His fame quickly spread beyond the borders of the region and he became world famous in the 1930s.

 

Throughout this innovative tour of the Byrrh cellars, you will be surprised at every turn :

  • This magnificent and gigantic industrial heritage.
  • The discovery of the cultural heritage of the posters of 1903, exhibited for the first time in Thuir.
  • The story of the founding family and the company, which will be told by appearances along the route, thanks to new technologies at the service of heritage.

 

Witness to the ambitions of the Violet family for Byrrh, the largest oak vat in the world will stand out as a real technical feat with a capacity of 1,000,200 litres.

 

Hours :

Guided tours –  from Tuesday to Saturday (on reservation), at 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Guided sounds & lights tours – from Tuesday to Saturday (on reservation), at 4 p.m.

Boutique open – from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Price :

Guided discovery tour :

Adult price: 7,00 €.

Child rate: 3,50 € from 8 years old.

Free for children under 8 years old.

Group rate (+10 adults): 5,50 €.

Reservation recommended (because number of places is limited) : 04.68.57.51.73

 

Guided sounds & lights tour :

Adult price: 8,50 €.

Child rate: 5 € from 8 years old.

Free for children under 8 years old.

Reservation recommended (because number of places is limited) : 04.68.57.51.73

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