Centre d’interprétation de l’histoire rurale – Ecomusée du Montmorillonnais


In the valley of Vienne and Gartempe, visit the Ecomuseum at a place called "Juillé" (Saulgé) and discover the history and rural life of this territory.
In restored buildings, within a bocage landscape with hiking trails.
Route in 10 rooms, digital tablets can be loaned to help with visits, films, models, shop and themed events in season. Conservatory orchard. Local products and picnic tables.
To see on site: a temporary exhibition "Towards a healthy and sustainable diet, what will we eat tomorrow?"

For families or the curious: "investigation-game" labeled family experience for a family visit where you can discover the Ecomuseum in a fun way. Ready to take the challenge ? (5€50/person + 3€ per game slate).
Outdoor geocaching trail (free). On site: 3 km walking trail with interpretation panels.

Practical information

French, English

The rates

The prices indicated are for the self-guided visit to the Ecomuseum site, with the possibility of a guided visit by reservation. Possibility of visits or additional activities with a group package from €210 for half a day or €1 for a full day + any entries. Possibility of thematic guided tours in the southern territory Vienne Poito.


For groups:
Open all year by reservation (except May 1st and week between Christmas and New Year)

For individuals:
Mid season: from May 10 to June 30 and from September 18 to October 8, 23 open Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Spring school holidays: open from 12 to 28 April from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
High season: 8 July to 17 September 23 open from Wednesday to Sunday afternoon from 14 p.m. to 30 p.m. (except 18/30 and 14/07).


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: Français

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Further information

Location: In the countryside, Less than 10 minutes from the train station, Near TER access (train, coach), Isolated
Museum themes: Agriculture / rural world, Crafts, Popular arts and traditions, Eco-museum, History, Literature
Type of additional equipment: Interpretation Center
Theme of the interpretation center: Popular arts and traditions, Environment and nature
Services : Shop, Wi-Fi
Facilities: Stroller accessible, Picnic area, Meeting room(s)
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for adults, Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and postal cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash, Bank transfer
Rural History Interpretation Center - Ecomuseum of Montmorillonnais
Juille website
86500 SAULGE

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