More about Caves Byrrh
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Situated in the southern French town of Thuir (pronounced 'Tr-ee-ah'), when the Violet family constructed their factory they sort to meet the then huge demand for their Byrrh aromatised wine so built a huge facility. They also hired Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the French civil engineer and architect famous for designing the Eiffel Tower, to design a vast station hall which received goods trains until 1989 and remains a magnificent example of industrial architecture.
The town of Thuir lies some 13 km Southwest of Perpignan in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The area is picturesque with picture postcard hillside villages such as Eus perched amongst the hilly countryside. It's an agricultural area particularly noted for Côtes du Roussillon wine and its fruit orchards with the nearby Pépinières Bachès run by Bénédicte & Michel Bachès nursery being world renowned for its hundreds of varieties of citrus, including finger limes, also known as 'lime caviar'.