Clos Parchet farm and folk museum tour

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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.

Types

  • Cultural

Capacity

  • Maximum group size:50
  • Minimum group size: 10

Comforts

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Services

  • Pets welcome

Accessibility

  • Mental disability

Services provided

Visits

  • Documentation languages: French

Prices

Price Min. Max.
Adult (from 14/04/2021 to 06/07/2021) 7,50€
Child (from 14/04/2021 to 06/07/2021) 4,50€

Means of payment

  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

Date

From 14/04 to 06/07, every Thursday between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

From 07/07 to 31/08, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

From 01/09 to 30/09, every Thursday between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

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Covid-19 special services

1° The rhythm of the visits: two visits per afternoon, one at 2pm, another at 4pm - 2° The discovery trail: one part outside in the form of a reading of the landscape; another projected in images to evoke the intimate life of the family. The exhibition of agricultural equipment is accessible in the barn. - 3° In collaboration with the Office of Samoëns, prior registration is required to limit the number of visitors. - 4° By equipping ourselves with aseptic products and asking everyone to wear a mask.

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