Fodor's Expert Review Palais de la Bénédictine

Fecamp Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Fécamp is also the home of Bénédictine liqueur. The Palais de la Bénédictine, across from the tourist office, is a florid building dating to 1892 that mixes neo-Gothic and Renaissance styles. Watery pastiche or taste-tingling architectural cocktail? Whether you're shaken or stirred, this remains one of Normandy's most popular attractions. The interior is just as exhausting as the facade. Paintings, sculptures, ivories, advertising posters, and fake bottles of Bénédictine compete for attention with a display of the ingredients used for the liqueur, and a chance to sample it. There's also a shop selling Bénédictine products and souvenirs.

Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Quick Facts

110 rue Alexandre-le-Grand
Fécamp, Normandy  76400, France

-02–35–10–26–10

www.benedictine.fr

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €8.50, €15 with guide

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