Brie de Meaux Museum
A perfect activity for food lovers and curious youngsters!
The Maison du Brie de Meaux offers reconstructions and performances telling the history of this famous cheese, an indisputable star of French cuisine. Did you know that King Henri IV used to eat it spread on toast, or that Charles of Orléans used to give it as a New Year gift to the ladies of his court and was even crowned “King of Cheese” at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 during a dinner organised by Talleyrand? There is no doubt about it: the town of Meaux can be proud of its speciality!
You will, of course, find out about the different stages of the production process, from the milk harvest to maturing in the cellar, before learning about the current challenges of Brie de Meaux AOP, proudly represented by its Confrérie or “brotherhood”.
And because talking about it is all well and good, but what we really want to do is eat it, there are tastings every Wednesday and Saturday at 4 p.m. (advance booking required).
Keep a close eye on the calendar of events, as activities about Brie and the local area are offered all year round! Workshops, tastings, exhibitions: there is something for everyone!
Discover the Brie de Meaux Museum through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.
While in Meaux, make sure you visit the Musée de la Grande Guerre. It is not to be missed!
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 01/04 to 31⁄10 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on May 1st. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
From 01/11 to 31⁄03 Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm. On Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Full price: 6€ with tasting ; 4€ without tasting Reduced rate: 4.50€ with tasting ; 3€ without tasting Free: Tasting at 2€ with free entrance
Reduced rate : 4 to 26 years, 65+, resident of the Meaux Region, students, groups of more than 15 persons.
Free: First sunday of the month, under 4 years, Ballad’Pass card holder on buying a full price ticket, teachers, members of the Brie de Meaux Association, tourism and culture professionals (subject to conditions).
- Public WC
- Car park
- Pay car park
- Coach parking
- Pets welcome
- Educational visits
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
- Product tasting
- Temporary exhibition
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour45 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Unguided individual tours on request
- Guided individual tours on request