Friday, 2 March 2007

The first absinthe shop in the birthplace of absinthe

Claude-Alain Bugnon, the distiller of La Clandestine, has now opened the first absinthe shop in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.

His shop, Fleur-Bleue, sells all the famous absinthes of the Val-de-Travers region (the same range as the Swiss absinthes sold on absinthe-suisse), absinthe accessories, Swiss chocolates and flowers. Mlle. Hélène Grandjean, the flower expert, will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the shop: good news for tourists and for absinthe lovers since it will allow Claude-Alain to devote his time to developing his award-winning absinthes.

Shop address: Grand Rue 32, in Couvet. Just in front of the Artemisia Distillery, home of La Clandestine.

Phone number: +41 32 8633646

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