Discover the history of a family from the Upper Giffre Valley by visiting an authentic farm that houses a collection built up by Pierre and Simone Dechavassine. The visit ends with a free tasting session. The Ecomusée will open on April 14th, 2016.
Visit proposed with the Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guides.
Animations around the bread oven for the summer period
Born out of the desire to revive a traditional farm dating back to 1815, the Clos Parchet ecomuseum opened its doors in 1994 and welcomes the public during guided tours led by the Guides du Patrimoine des Pays de Savoie.
This farm, listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments, has been restored in the old style and furnished in the spirit of the 19th century. The main building evokes the life at that time thanks to the kitchen (la cuzna), the main room (le pèle), the stables, the hay barn, as well as the annex buildings (bread oven, attic, and shed). An inventoried collection of more than 2000 utensils illustrates the work in the fields and the old trades specific to the upper Giffre valley: agro-pastoralism, traditional crops, wood and stone work, etc...
Testimony to the family's movement according to altitude and seasons, this stir farm is located at an altitude of 1000 m on the adrets (the southern slope) of Samoëns. With the passing of time, it has gone from a temporary "mayeu" habitat to a permanent inhabitant. Finally abandoned, its environment intended for grazing must be safeguarded and enhanced.
The visit ends with a conviviality around a tasting of regional products.
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Warm clothes and mountain shoes recommended.
- Maximum group size:50
- Minimum group size: 10
- Pets welcome
- Mental disability
- Documentation languages: French
|Adult (from 14/04/2022 to 30/06/2022)||6,50€|
|Child (from 14/04/2022 to 30/06/2022)||4€|
Means of payment
From 14/04 to 30/06, every Thursday between 2 pm and 4 pm.
From 01/07 to 31/08, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
From 01/09 to 30/09, every Thursday between 2 pm and 4 pm.
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Summer courses: traditional Savoy songs, wood carving, water colour memories of holidays, traditional woodworking Reduction for larger families. (Third child free.)