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L’Espace Menthe-Pastille


Step into the Giffard universe

Giffard, Liqueurs and Syrups producer, welcomes you to a dedicated space at the heart of its production site.  A unique place dedicated to the history and know-how of Giffard, enables visitors to discover the magic that takes place when the fruit becomes liqueur.  This place of history and sensorial discoveries is called after that liquor at the origin of the Giffard brand.

L’Espace Menthe-Pastille, a symbole of the Anjou Region

Independent, 100% family owned and created in Angers in 1885 and located in Avrillé since 1972, Giffard is an emblematic company of the Anjou region.


Follow our unique tour

  • The history : through posters, bottles, original documents dating back, for the oldest, to the company’s creation
  • The know-how: from an educational angle with an educational and sensorial approach
  • The link between the regional crop production (blackcurrants coming exclusively from the Loire Valley, Mitcham Mint plants grown in Anjou)
  • The products and their applications

A call to the senses…

Open all year round, L’Espace Menthe-Pastille celebrates de Giffard know-how. It is divided into 3 areas : historical, cultural and sensorial and provides a guided tour in the factory, from the arrival of the fruits to the bottling through the treatment and maceration processes. To end that tour a cocktail  and a sensorial bar are waiting for you…


L’Espace Menthe-Pastille

Practical information

Guided tours upon reservation only:
Tel : 02 41 18 85 14 or mail :
(2 sessions per day at 10.30 am et 2.30 pm , except friday afternoon and weekends)
Guided tour in French and English.

Price : 4€/personne

Individuals (minimum 8 people) :
Price : 5.50€/adult – 4€/students

Tour length: 1h30

Shop open from Tuesday to Friday, from 2 PM to 6 PM.
Closed on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays and public bank holidays.

Giffard Chemin du Bocage ZA la Violette 49240 Avrillé



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