Distillerie Henri-Louis Pernod (Caves Byrrh)

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Status Operational
Established: 1805
Owner: Pernod Ricard Group
Capacity: Not supplied
Visitor Policy: Not generally accessible
Tel: +33 (0)4 6853 4586
Website: http://www.byrrh.com

Address

Boulevard Violet
Thuir
66301
France
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Distillerie Henri-Louis Pernod sits within the cathedral-like Byrrh cellars (Caves Byrrh) in the southern French town of Thuir (pronounced 'Tr-ee-ah'). The distillery is entered via the vast goods train station hall designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the French civil engineer and architect famous for designing the Eiffel Tower.

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'.

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