Distillery / Brewery / Winery
Marion Dallet
Chemin du Bocage - ZA La Violette, 49240, Avrillé


It all started in 1885, when the daring pharmacist Emile Giffard invented Menthe-Pastille, a mint liqueur, at his pharmacy. Today, Giffard is based in Avrillé and is opening the doors to its visitors’ center and its production site to you: a space dedicated to the company’s history and know-how, where visitors can discover the magic that transforms fruit into spirits. This place of history and sensory discovery is called Menthe Pastille.



Tour period :January 7 to December 20

Closed weekends and holidays
Tour times :Monday to Thursday, 10:30-2:30

Friday: 10:30
Individuals / groups :Individuals and groups
Guided / self-guided tours :Guided (length: 1½ hrs)
Advance reservations :Required
Tour prices :Adults: €5.50 
Students: €4.00

Groups of 20 to 40 people: €4.00
Tour languages :French and English
Access for people with disabilities :Accessible by people with motor impairments