Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises, Nancray

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Transport yourself back to a simpler time at Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises, an open-air street museum--the brainchild of Father Jean Garneret who sought to preserve a disappearing way of life by transporting 29 rural houses from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries to the site. All of the homes you will see are authentic including the furnishings, décor, and workshops.

Diverse organically grown gardens feature heirloom vegetables, herb gardens, and textile and dye-making plants. Live exhibitions show you how artisans and farmers created bricks and materials from mud, baked bread, and spun and weaved wool. The animal museum reflects the relationship between humans and farm animals, and preserves old domestic breeds to encourage their survival. You will also find a rare mountain beehive in existence since the 19th century. Arrange to visit Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises and other attractions in Nancray using our Nancray trip planning app.
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  • A park incorporating houses,farm buildings and tools from the 18 th to 20th century .These buildings were located throughout the region, dismantled and reconstructed in the park.Very interesting...  more »
  • This is an absolute gem of a place. There are many old houses which have been reassembled in one site. It’s a fabulous chance to learn about real rural life in France. Each building had an...  more »
  • We only stayed in the park overnight in our campervan. Very quiet at night. A great location.
  • Great day out with the kids. Run an amazing house of twigs workshop in its forrest. Restaurant has its own opening times so plan ahead or picnic in adjacent fields.
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