This museum - Musée du préservatif in French - was founded by the former mayor of Condom in an abandoned clinic. Unfortunately it did not exist when I was there but this is already 18 years ago.
I was taken to this very special place that is neatly hidden away
in the Gascogne region of SW France.
Not many people (except locals and Armagnac connoisseurs) know of this place.
It is one of the topmost Armagnac distillers in France.
Those who expect only the very best come here
to buy their Armagnac and Floc De Gascogne.
I was given a tour by the proprietress,
who is third generation to run this exceptional distillery.
At the end of my tour, Madame Fourtet had samples available for me to taste before making my purchases.
There were three ages of Armagnac available.
I couldn't afford the oldest, but the next in line was still "Heaven in a Bottle"
as far as I was concerned!!
I also bought the very rich, seductively sweet Floc de Gascogne. :o)
Address: Le Domaine de FERRAGUS, LARROQUE-SUR-L'OSSE
Phone: 62 28 02 25
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Anyone who is an avid Armagnac lover as much as I am (my favourite liquor of them all !!) ... will find this museum very interesting!
Open daily(except Tuesday);
In Feb., March, Nov. and Dec. from 2-5 p.m.
From April to Oct. from 10-noon; 2-6:30 p.m.
Admission was 13 FF at the time...about $3.50 Cdn.
Address: 2 rue Jules-Ferry, Condom
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