Musée vivant des vieux métiers

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Musée vivant des vieux métiers

Musée vivant des vieux métiers
4.5
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Discover an alive museum: listen, smell, exchange, look, touch, taste Each opening day, about twenty volunteers present, enliven the trades and activities of the past. About fifteen workshops are presented. In addition to these regular activities, the museum offers you every day a special animation.
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2-3 hours
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Littlepont
31 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019
A small but very interesting museum, who’d have thought that linen was made from flax and the work that goes into it to make that plant into beautiful garments, amazing, you wonder how the process ever came about. There were little figures and lavender bags to buy, all made at the museum by the clever folk who demonstrate the the process. There are clogs, and baskets and clothes that the people of Brittany wore back in the day, so many things to see. In one of the out buildings we were able to sample fresh bread baked in a traditional oven, so good we bought a loaf.
This is a lovely place, lovely people, I would recommend it good fun for the whole family.
Written 25 August 2019
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reelvideoman
172 contributions
One of those brilliant "pin in the map" finds!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Looking for somewhere to go on a misty day. Found this place on TA and decided to go and take a look. 5€ entry fee per adult. Spent a couple of hours wandering around the place being shown all sorts of crafts and artisan stuff. Absolutely fascinating and learned a lot about old methods and tools. The staff (who I think are volunteers) were charming and we each managed to speak Franglais! We took two dogs in with us and no issues whatsoever.
But try the crepes! You’ll never have better!
Thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 10 June 2018
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We are actually volunteers Thank you for your compliments
Written 25 August 2018
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issylonglegs
somerset62 contributions
Holiday
Apr 2018 • Couples
Brilliant. Staff very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Could not fault it. Would even consider a second visit to the more in.
Written 27 April 2018
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HilaryW971
Norwich, UK279 contributions
Fascinating!
Aug 2017 • Family
We had a great visit here learning about crafts from such helpful and friendly volunteers. We watched a flute being made from straw, spinning, weaving, basket weaving, changing hemp into cloth all rounded off with cider and crepes. It was a true Breton experience and thank you all the volunteers. We were going to take 5 year old granddaughter but glad we did not as it is better for older children.
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Written 24 August 2017
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karen f
15 contributions
Culturally rich and interesting
Jul 2017 • Family
We loved it! Not only were the demonstrations authentic but they're done by volunteers who really love what they're doing. I would definitely recommend a visit.
Written 16 July 2017
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ImhoSussex
Sussex115 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2016 • Couples
Probably not for children but great information on the flax, hemp and linen industry that was the mainstay of the economy many years ago. Fantastic examples of very old material still in excellent condition. There are dried flax plants and every process point onwards to produce a linen garment. Fascinating. Basket-making, weaving, embroidery, a working blacksmith, wood and metal working machines, fishing and farming equipment.
It would help if you spoke French, but very helpful folk inside,
Written 29 August 2016
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Jonathan F
Vaux-en-Beaujolais, France286 contributions
Quirky crafts museum
Aug 2016 • Couples
There are lots of unusual and traditional crafts on display here: for example transforming hemp into cloth. It is fascinating to see people actually doing the work just like a 100 or more years ago. The staff are all very friendly and enthusiastic and the exhibits themselves are being used. We came out educated and entertained.

Written 17 August 2016
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Geoff S
Coventry, UK172 contributions
Traditional crafts and traditional craftspeople
Jul 2015
What an interesting 'living' museum. The traditional crafts of Breton demonstrated by some authentic practitioners. The country craftsman who was able to turn the simplest twig into a child's windmill or whistle was both entertaining and skilled. Just one of the many men and women who demonstrated countryside skills now probably lost to the modern generation. Well worth taken children to - they won't be bored.
Written 13 August 2015
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Johng59
Hanham, UK170 contributions
Somewhere to spend a wet afternoon
Aug 2015 • Couples
This Museum of Country life is situated in the centre of the beautiful Village of Argol not far from Crozon. It is a working museum of arts and crafts from the area, there are elderly craftsmen actually making and showing you how things were made and done in the past such as, clog making, Linen making, weaving, butter making, blacksmithing, wood working, carving, needlework, breadmaking which is sold on the premises, and many other crafts. There are many exhibits and relics of farming implements of a bygone age which can be touched and seen at very close hand, very good for enquiring kids! This is a most interesting museum and gives a good insight into French Breton heritage of country living. One slight drawback, no-one speaks very much English!
Written 12 August 2015
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