Museum of Arts & Wine - Château Turcan

The private museum at Château Turcan, in Ansouis, boasts a remarkable collection of objects related to vines and wine, from everyday life as well as exceptional pieces, forming a unique whole.

Château Turcan, 1740 ROUTE DEPARTEMENTALE 56, 84240, Ansouis

Page updated on 15/12/2023

Musée des Arts & Métiers du Vin - Ansouis

Musée des Arts & Métiers du Vin - Ansouis

The Musée des Arts et des Métiers du Vin is a must-see destination for wine and history lovers, located at the heart of the Château Turcan wine estate in Ansouis in the Luberon. This unique museum, housing over 3,000 objects carefully collected by wine enthusiasts, offers a complete exploration of the world of wine, from vine to glass.

Covering an impressive 1,300 m², the museum features a varied collection covering the entire wine-making process. Tools dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, from planting the vines to harvesting the grapes, illustrate traditional methods before the introduction of modern machinery. The Carré des Pressoirs is particularly remarkable, displaying fourteen monumental presses that bear witness to the ingenuity of winegrowers through the ages.

The museum's laboratory, a replica of one from the 1900s, offers a window onto the analysis instruments used by cellar masters and oenologists. Here, visitors can discover microscopes for observing yeasts, mustimeters and ebulliometers, essential tools for wine production.

Cooperage is another fascinating aspect of the museum, where a reconstructed craft workshop highlights the complexity of barrel-making techniques. This section illustrates the importance of strong, watertight barrels in preserving wine.

The museum's glassworks are a true celebration of wine, displaying an impressive collection of bottles, flasks, decanters and glasses, some dating back to the 15th century. This collection highlights the evolution of wine packaging, service and consumption over the centuries.

Finally, the Masterpieces Gallery is the highlight of the visit, where the museum's most exceptional objects are on display. This section presents masterpieces of remarkable aesthetic and technical quality, testifying to the skills and art of winegrowing.

The Musée des Arts et des Métiers du Vin is a place of learning and discovery, offering a global and historical vision of the culture and art of wine, a heritage that is both rich and fascinating.

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Musée Arts & Métiers Vin
Musée Arts & Métiers Vin
Musée Arts & Métiers Vin
Musée Arts & Métiers Vin
Musée Arts & Métiers Vin

Practical information on Museum of Arts & Wine - Château Turcan

Opening times and periods

From 01/03 to 15/06
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

From 16/06 to 14/09
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 3 pm and 7.30 pm.

From 15/09 to 31/10
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

From 01/11 to 28/02
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

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Adult: 5 €. Free entry for children < 16 years. Group rate available for > 15 people.

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