Maison Denoix


Since 1839, this traditional distillery has produced the favourite Corrèze firewater, l’eau de noix (walnut liqueur), alongside concoctions such as chocolate and quince liqueurs. See the copper stills and sample the wares, including grape mustard, or take a free summer-only guided tour (2.30pm Tue-Fri, one hour).

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