The vocation of the Folk Museum found in this remarkable situation of the old priory is to pass on and safeguard the rural heritage of the Perche. It shows us ethnic view of the percheron region from XIX century to 1960’s.
Moreover, all year long the museums offers the temporary exhibition, the different activities, workshops, courses and conferences.
Once upon a time a priory was established... a small community of monks settled here in 1006...over the centuries they gave shape to the priory's buildings. From the french revolution to the end of the 20th century the monks and prior's dwellings had been used as a farm. Experience this incredible past, part of the French history.
The priory of St Gauburge is the origin of this well preserved hamlet where, the dwelling are grouped around this edifice of the XIII, XV and XVIII centuries.
The Guided Tour consists of :
The church and it’s sculpted decoration, the priory house with its decorated fireplace with tells a biblical story.
The spiral staircase decorated with sculptures and the arched rooms where the monks lived and the orchard with its traditional varieties of fruit trees.
One of the sculptured chimney-breasts. Adam ad Eve in the garden of Eden.
Experience the atmosphere of old craft workshops...harness maker and smiths...furniture maker and their suppliers : lumberjacks.
Since 1972 the museum's association collects testimonials, objects and documents related to the history of the Perche region's inhabitants. Agriculture, craft and everyday life from te 19th century to the 1960's are displayer in the museum.
Sharing seasonal events. Through different kind of envents taking place all year round, you will be able to meet local inhabitants and discover the cultural, naturel and economic life of the Perche region. A pedagogical approach to know better our beautiful region.
Easter festival : trasure hunting, eggspicking, work-shops... Percheron draft horses'festival - August 15th. Bee's festival - in september.
Trees and cider Day - in November.
The Ecomuseum is a lively place in the heart of the Perche, where you can learn throughout the year many techniques and know-how: courses about wood oven, beekeeping, plessage, habitat, size, pruning, grafting, garden , basketry, pottery ... and during the holidays come and prepare a family Christmas by making and decorating your Christmas tree into nature !
Tasting and having a good time with family and freinds : the museum makes apple juice, cider, honey, vinegar and also offers other local products.
Audiovisual suppots : the museum produces films to illustrate its resarch about the Perche Region.
Bookshop : a wide range of books are available for you to learn more about various subjects.
Postcards : share your experience with your friends at hom.
Coffe breaks : tea, coffee, cider, apple juice, biscuits and ice creams are available here (we also bread, except on Wednesdays).
You will no doubt find a suitable present in our shop.
A temporary exhibition in the church
(hive from all over the globe)
Visiting times of the museum :
April to september : 10.30 am – 6.30 pm every day
October to march : 10.30 am - 5.30 pm during the week, and 2 pm - 5.30 pm on weekends and publics holidays
Adult : 4,60 € , reduced rate : 3,80 €, chidren : free up to 18 years of age
Visiting times of the priory :
(only guided visit)
Banks holidays and schools holidays, in the afternoon
April to september : at 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm
October to march : at 3.30 pm
Adult : 5,70 € , reduced rate : 4,90 €, chidren : free up to 18 years of age
Means of payment :
Credit card - cheque - holiday voucher
Closed from 23th december to 19 january.
Phone : 02 33 73 48 06
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment : Chèque, carte bancaire, holiday voucher