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Musee du Tabac

Maison Peyrarede | Place du Feu, 24100, Bergerac, France
+33 5 53 63 04 13
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Still Don't Understand Why It is Here!

I paid a small entry fee (4 Euros I think) and watched the film about tobacco's history (I mostly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FairCityFrasie
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Perth, United Kingdom
Tobacco history

We had read about the Tobacco museum before we went to Bergerac, so decided to visit. On entering... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Robert S
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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No—the Tobacco Museum isn’t intended to promote tobacco; nor is it meant for smokers alone! Its collections, which are unique in Europe, evoke the saga of a plant with an amazing destiny, sometimes blessed and sometimes cursed; originating and used in America more than 3,000 years ago before conquering Africa and then the world. Its modern manner of consumption has been vilified, but it has left its mark on every civilization sociologically, economically, culturally, artistically, and politically. Discover, in our auditorium and through our exhibitions of rare artefacts, this universal fact of social life, the history of tobacco’s use, and objects related to its consumption. The Tobacco Museum is located in the Maison Peyrarède, also known as the Henri IV Castle. The architecture of this building, constructed in the 17th century in the heart of the historic centre of Bergerac for a wealthy burgher family, stands as an example of the shift from Renaissance to Classicism.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Maison Peyrarede | Place du Feu, 24100, Bergerac, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid a small entry fee (4 Euros I think) and watched the film about tobacco's history (I mostly followed the French language but there were English sub-titles for the bits that lost me). Thereafter it is all about artefacts. Housed over 3 storeys in...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We had read about the Tobacco museum before we went to Bergerac, so decided to visit. On entering we were told that there was a video about the history of tobacco , so we watched it. Although it was in French, there were subtitles in...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

It rained when we went to Bergerac and to be honest if it hadn't I'm not sure we would have given this a go. However we did and we were glad. It is a good way to spend an hour. Informative and beautifully displayed in...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

An unusual museum in an old building spread over 3 floors in the old quarter of Bergerac The short 20 minute film which has English subtitles is very helpful in understanding the history of tobacco There are a number of very interesting artefacts and an...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

As non-smokers we didn't think that this place would interest us, but as we had plenty of time before the boat trip, we decided to go in. It was actually very interesting and informative - with plenty of items to look at and a short...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Iam not a smoker but , the display of the tobacco related pipes , cigars are very interesting . This museum is very interesting to a non smoker like , imagine people who love tobacco will find it more enthralling ! Language is problem but...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

This museum was a delight to visit as it was so informative. There is a wonderful exhibition of tobacco artefacts, pipes ,boxes, etc. We also saw a very good film of the history of tobacco and it's transportation to Europe. We could have done with...More

1  Thank ann p
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Decided to visit as it looked an interesting building and what a lovely surprise. We had a warm welcome from the lady on duty and she explained the different areas to us. Loved all the artefacts associated with tobacco even thought not smokers. Beautiful array...More

Thank ann p
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

This musée is well worth your time as it tells part of the history of Bergerac and the men who transported the product by river to Bordeaux .And the surrounding areas growing the tabacco.

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

My visit was spur of the moment and I found the museum quite interesting. For only £4 it is good value. It is small and only takes 20-30 minutes to get the gist - perhaps longer if you speak or read French and can read...More

Thank Heather M
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