Still Museum – Jean-Gauthier Distillery

The "Still Museum" retraces the life of the "bouilleurs de cru", or jobbing distillers, at the period when the right to distill was still handed down from generation to generation.
In the heart of the Rhône Valley at Saint-Désirat in the Ardèche department, the Distillerie Jean Gauthier and the Musée de l'Alambic show the charm and tell the story of a vanished past, that of itinerant distillers.

At the Musée de l’Alambic, you can see how brandies, aperitifs, creams and liqueurs are made.
During your visit (individual or group), discover the process of making brandy, from the fruit to the bottle, over 1400m² of exhibition space, magnificent copper apparatus from the four corners of France, as well as a collection of equipment, utensils and other tools, which in 23 paintings form the memory of a part of our past.
A video, a digital projection and a photo exhibition complete these scenes.

Equipments / Services

  • Play area
  • Car park
  • Pets allowed
  • Sustainable development
We speak : English, French

Opening / Rates

From 01/01 to 31/12/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Full price: 3 €.

Free entry for children <18 years.< div>
  • Check
  • American Express
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash


600, route du Syrah
07340 Saint-Désirat
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