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Le Musee anime du Vin et de la Tonnellerie

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Address: 12 rue Voltaire, 37500, Chinon, France
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+33 2 47 93 25 63

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A somewhat different but fun restaurant

We stopped in for dinner because it was recommended in the Rick Steves guide book. We were not disappointed. It's a small restaurant with a co-located museum. There is a fixed... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Steve O
Augusta, Georgia

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped in for dinner because it was recommended in the Rick Steves guide book. We were not disappointed. It's a small restaurant with a co-located museum. There is a fixed menu for dinner (19 euros per person in Oct 2016) which included a sweet aperitif, a glass of local red wine for dinner, and plenty of food. This is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Go back to the smell and visuals of something slung together in the 70's. It's aweful. No, it's worse than that. I can't tell you how creepy, the man that greets you. Then it's in to something from the Hammer House of Horrors. You'll get to know each other better as you spend time looking closely at each other for... More 

1 Thank Elmo101
Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Saw the advertisement in the Saumur tourist info. Thought this as a genuine museum, but alas, it was a very dated animated walk thru. At first I thought we had been taken for 4.5 euros, but , upon reflection, where else could you see a display of anime of years gone by. Don't expect the national museum, just keep an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Clearly, based on comments below, some are making a mistake going for a "tour." It's a restaurant with amazing personality! The food is a regional speciality. The menu is price fixed with wine. The owner is tres magnificent - an extremely engaging communicator despite the language barrier. Local, delicious, quirky, fun. I guess it's just not for stuffy people.

Thank lurasf
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A fun experience for the adventurous sort of traveler who can appreciate the specialness and uniqueness of local characters. Quaint wine museum in the basement area with a "been there ambiance" of vin related items. Food was a mix of what the proprietor had prepared for the day. Enjoyed 3 wines and the entertainment of the owner. A fun time... More 

1 Thank David B L
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We are vinophiles so this display was hilarious to us. You are shown to a basement and the owner plays a sound track to some animated figures. Some of which are broken with hilarious result. You can have a few glasses of wine afterwards and we had a bit of a laugh so it depends what mood you are in... More 

Thank Marianna M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

I can only describe this experience as a creepy rip off. The owner takes 4,50 euros per person and shows you into a dingy cellar where broken manakins hang ominously and move like the afflicted. It would be funny if it were not also filthy and smelly. Judging by this, you couldn't pay me to eat in his restaurant. Some... More 

5 Thank LGSLondon
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

This place is so terrible it would be laughable except you are charged. Terrible exhibits and rude owner. The wine tasted like vinegar. Do not go. Chinon has so much to offer so steer clear.

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Tours, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Don't be afraid from the outside appearance or the unknown items on the menu! All was amazing & the host, Dede, was delightful & welcoming! The experience was unique but enjoyable. It felt like going to a grandparent's home who wanted to make sure you had enough food & wine to last a week. The quality is worth the price... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A dinner at the wine museum is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. After being greeted at the door by the gregarious host, we were seated and treated to a series of small courses and large glasses of wine. The host has his schtick down pat, whether it’s flirting with everyone in sight, pouring the wine out of double-spouted pitchers, or raising... More 

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