Monday, 16 August 2010

Musée de la Paysannerie

Just outside Dol-de-Bretagne in Baguer-Morvan, you will find a very interesting museum. The Musée de la Paysannerie (“Museum of Peasantry” is the exact translation!)

What is there? Well, where shall I start? Everything to do with farming (tools, machinery, cloths, etc), and life in the countryside in the 20th century.

You name it and they have it! 6 huge outbuildings have been converted into a museum. They also have farm animals (chickens, cockers, peacocks, cows, donkeys, rabbits, etc).

Allow about 1 to 1 ½ hours to visit it! If you go there on a rainy day, bring an umbrella as you will need to walk from one outbuilding to another!

€5 for adult and €3 for children. After the visit, you will be offered a glass of cider (bolée de cidre) made locally.

Free car park.

You will find this museum on the Dol-de-Bretagne – Combourg road. It is about 20 minutes from our gite.

Go and see the standing stone nearby. Read this post here.

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