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Palais de la Benedictine

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Starting from €85,74 EUR / Adult
Travel to the Palais Benedictine where you'll sample a secret elixir produced here to this day. In 1510, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, a Venetian monk of Fecamp Abbey, created a secret elixir, believed to promote good health. Fecamp produced this successful elixir until the recipe was lost during the French Revolution. Then, in 1863, Alexandre le Grand, a wine trader, discovered the recipe in the library. He spent a year reconstructing it, and today the secret elixir is produced exclusively at the Palais Benedictine. Stroll the neo-Gothic, neo-Renaissance palace halls, admiring its rare collection of religious art. Then, enjoy a tasting of the secret elixir, whose recipe is known only to a select few. The elixir incorporates 27 herbs and spices from around the world, including juniper, myrrh, saffron, vanilla, thyme, and coriander, distilled in copper stills dating back to the time of Alexandre le Grand. This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
  • Explore the incredible Palais Benedictine, admiring the building's beautiful architecture and stunning collection of religious art.
  • Learn the legend of the secret elixir which is distilled in the Palais Benedictine to this day.
  • Enjoy a tasting of Palais Benedictine's secret elixir.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to stand for approximately one hour. Chairs will only be available during the tasting.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Location Rouen, France Rouen, France
Tour Code RU3L RU3L
Duration4.00 Hours 4.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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