Palais Benedictine, Fecamp

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The half-Renaissance, half-Gothic Palais Benedictine embodies the glory of Bénédictine, an herbal liqueur based on brandy. The flamboyant palace is marked by an iconic bell tower. Inside, more than 1,000 volumes transcribed by monks fill the library shelves in the Gothic room. The Renaissance room holds keys from the collection of Alexandre Le Grand that date back to the 14th century. The gallery conducts temporary exhibits of contemporary art, featuring artists like Warhol and Dali. You can book a guided or self-guided tour of the opulent facilities, and sign up for a liqueur tasting. Plan your visit to Palais Benedictine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fecamp itinerary planning app.
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  • Make reservations for a tour there LONG before you arrive or you won’t get in. If you miss the tour, visit the tasting room and/or the bar. The bar staff can open the shop for you to buy items after.....  more
    Make reservations for a tour there LONG before you arrive or you won’t get in. If you miss the tour, visit the tasting room and/or the bar. The bar staff can open the shop for you to buy items after.....  more »
  • This is a very interesting distillery with a lot of history behind it. The recipe for Benedictine came from Venice and has 27 herbs in it and used as a medical tincture. The monks were thrown out of....  more
    This is a very interesting distillery with a lot of history behind it. The recipe for Benedictine came from Venice and has 27 herbs in it and used as a medical tincture. The monks were thrown out of....  more »
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  • Interesting visit. Amazing building and museum, followed by another really interesting visit of the distillery and cellars and then finally a tasting. English language tours available. Do I like Bendictine? I don't know, but I remember my parents had a bottle in the 70s, so I bought one.
  • This is a fascinating distillery with a fascinating history. Benedictine is a recipe from Venice that contains 27 herbs and is used as a medical tincture. During the French Revolution, the monks were expelled from the monastery, and a family connected with the monks' financing discovered the recipe in a book and began producing it again. Akexandre Le Grand was a wine merchant and a brilliant marketer, and his sales skyrocketed. The distillery, which is now owned by Bacardi, continues to produce the liqueur. The alcohol is sucked into large tankers and transported to a bottling plant.

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