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: “survey-game” labeled family experience for a family visit where you can discover the Ecomusée in a fun way. Ready to take the challenge ? (€23 for 2 to 4 people).
Outdoor geocaching trail (free). On site: 3 km walking trail with interpretation panels.

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Practical information

French, English

The rates

Full price (Group from €100/group) from €4.5 to €5.5


For groups: the site is open BY RESERVATION from mid-February to mid-December (closed from mid-December to mid-February)

Mid season (from the April school holidays -see dates below- and from May 22 to July 9 and from September 15 to October 6, 2024: Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 14:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Closed May 1 and 8
High season: from July 10 to September 15, Wednesday to Sunday afternoon from 14:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m. (except 14/07 and 15/08)

Short spring and autumn holidays:
spring and fall holidays: open from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday on:
April 17-18-19 and 24-25-26, 2024
October 23, 24 and 25, 2024


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

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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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