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Ferme-Musée de la Forêt

#FermeMuséeDeLaForêt #AuthenticallyBresse #LivingLegacy
Celebrating, passing on and preserving cultural heritage – here in Bresse, traditions are treasured, such as the local dialect, music, dancing and the hurdy-gurdy, crafts and gastronomy. The Forest Farm is much more than just a museum and you can even take part in workshops here to fully immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the olden days.

A traditional farm at the heart of Bresse, in St. Trivier de Courtes

The farm-museum is made up of 3 authentic 16th century buildings. The half-timbered farmhouse has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1930 and was built with natural materials found in the region. The visit presents traditional dress, local customs, objects from times gone by and agricultural machinery, and a short wander through the farm buildings will take you on a journey to another period altogether.

Dancing, folklore and the local lingo – here heritage lives on!

Learn how to weave hemp, hear the local dialect and dance along with the traditional folk band to the sound of the hurdy-gurdy. Every year the farm museum draws up a cultural programme for you to discover the crafts of olden times, and strives to keep the region’s traditional festivals alive.

Check out the calendar of events 


Practical information

Opening hours

From 06/04 to 02/06/2019, every Saturday and Sunday.
And bank holidays.

From 08/06 to 29/09/2019, daily.
Except Monday.

From 05/10 to 27/10/2019, every Saturday and Sunday.
And bank holidays.


Free entry for children < 12 years.

Free visit: 3 €
Guided tour: € 3.50 (for both groups and individuals)

Guided tours all year round for groups, by appointment.

Services and amenities

  • Pets welcome


  • Picnic area
  • Car park


  • Children's entertainment

Languages spoken

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