First created in 1510 at the Benedictine Abbey of Fécamp, then rediscovered in 1863 by Fécamp wine merchant Alexandre Le Grand, Bénédictine liqueur is still produced, now as then, in an extraordinary setting in which art, history and industry all play their part.
A true Palace, of stunning architectural beauty, that is home to a distillery and a Museum of Sacred Art, side by side.
The Museum’s collection includes rare and precious pieces associated with the history of the Abbey, founded in 1001, but also documents, advertisements and unique works relating to the famous liqueur itself.
History-lovers and those with a taste for Bénédictine liqueur can enjoy a private visit, in the company of the Palais Bénédictine Archivist, during which they will be able to examine the finest pieces in storage.
The visit begins with a guided tour, both architectural and artistic, of the Museum rooms open to the general public. The next stage of the visit, however, takes place in a private salon closed to the general public, where the long history of the Abbey of Fécamp and of Bénédictine liqueur is illustrated in greater depth by a display of unique works and documents, some written more than 1 000 years ago. The exhibition also retraces the modern-day history of Bénédictine through original documents and unique early advertising material.
*For adults over 18 only
- Groups from 6 to 16 people
- Experience lasts 2h00
- French and English
- Prices : VAT included