The Palais Bénédictine, an architectural masterpiece of gothic and Renaissance inspirations, was erected at the end of the 19th century in honour of the Bénédictine liqueur by Alexandre Le Grand, a wine merchant from Fécamp, who had found a recipe created in 1510 by a Benedictine monk in a grimoire.
This eclectic building will make visitors discover Bénédictine through a unique experience. They will first explore the museum, which houses rich collections of sacred and ancient art related to the legacy of Bénédictine, as well as a room dedicated to its industrial history. The guided tour then leads to the one and only Bénédictine distillery in the world, with its 19th century hammered copper stills, and to the cellars. Eventually, visitors can enjoy the contemporary art exhibition, before heading to the Winter Garden where they are offered a tasting of one of the three Bénédictine Expressions*.
After the visit of the Museum and the Distillery, it is now possible to be introduced to the art of cocktails. Within 30 minutes, Le Palais proposes to the visitors :
A guided tasting* of the three Benedictine Expressions : Benedictine, B&B and Single Cask
An introduction to Benedictine Cocktails and professional equipment
The preparation and tasting* of a Benedictine cocktail with a shaker.
As an introduction to the world of mixology, this initiation is the first step before diving into the 1 hour 30 Benedictine Cocktails Workshop Experience at Le Palais, let by Marc Jean (Normandy 5* Deauville).
*For adults over 18 only
Self-guided tour : Brochure in 7 languages
- Adult : 12€
- 12-18 : 7€
- under 12 : free
- Duration : 30 minutes
- 1 to 12 participants
- Guided Tour & Cocktails Initiation : 26 € per person
Guided tour : In French, English or German
- Adult : 18€
- 12-18 : 10€
- under 12 : free
- Tour lasts around 1h30
- Group rates from 10 pers.
- Prices : VAT included