The extraordinary day

Dive into the heart of the A1710 distillery’s activity.

Discover the rum production process. Uncover all the secrets of cane pressing, rum distillation, bottling and cellar work. And to complete this experience, the Cellar Master will share his finest creations with you, and perhaps even a few surprises…

The morning in detail

Upon arrival at 8:00 a.m., participate in the distillation of the day’s vintage under the supervision of Joël, our Master Distiller and operator of our still ‘La Belle Aline’.

At 9:00 a.m., alongside Pascal and Andy, take part in pressing the harvested cane to extract the coveted ‘vesou’ (cane juice).

At 10:00 a.m., once the pressing is finished, enjoy a quiet break in the gardens of the Habitation while sampling fresh local fruit juices and artisanal pâtés.

At 10:30 a.m., head off to see the fermentation stage, this time alongside Moéana.

At 11:00 a.m., Cédric Paviot, our Cellar Master, will be waiting for you to help him with his work in the cellar as well as with the bottling or the labelling of our bottles.

At 12:00 noon, the Cellar Master will introduce you to tasting methods and why various types of barrels are used. This workshop will be followed by a tasting of the extraordinary rums range.

At 2:00 p.m., it will be time to say goodbye and, if you wish, head to one of the many nearby restaurants to discover Creole cuisine.

Extraordinary Day Rates

For an experience at the heart of the distillery
from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

€250 per adult.
€100 for under 18s.
Free under 12.

Visits of the Habitation du Simon by appointment only.
For information and registration, please use the ‘Book’ form below, or send an email to or call +596 696 08 26 30.

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For all reservations, please contact us by submitting the following form.

The Habitation du Simon
tasting rooms

Did you know that the Habitation du Simon tasting rooms are open from Monday to Saturday?
Come and make the most of this opportunity in a magical setting, free of charge, alongside our passionate staff.
This is also the perfect opportunity to leave with one or more of our Extraordinary Rums.

A1710 Extraordinary Rums

A1710 rums are authentic in their respect for ancestral craftsmanship in addition to being innovative in several ways. Each vintage displays a complex and bewitching aromatic range, resulting from the passion and dedication of men and women of conviction. Exclusive production techniques and unique recipes ensure A1710 rums are extraordinary rums.

Sit down, close your eyes, and indulged…