Ecomuseum and priest’s garden


This museum shows the daily life and history of men and women living in the Forez mountains and on the Auvergne plateau at the beginning of 20th century. You will also discover a remarquable parish priest garden.


We offer a range of activities and resources for schools and educational groups : a qualified staff, resources wich can be helpful to prepare your journey. The museums and collections provide exciting opportunities to learn about local History. The building is 80% accessible to visitors with disabilities.


  • Picnic area
  • Lift
  • Covered picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours


Adult: from 5 €
Child : 1.50 €
Group adults: from 3 €
Group children : from 2 €
Set price group adults: from 16 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Child entry valid for 8 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Payment options

  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Check Check
  • Travellers Cheque Travellers Cheque
  • Cash Cash
  • Culture voucher
  • Pass’Région
  • Culture Pass

Opening period

From 01/01 to 31/12/2023, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2024, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

Good deals

  • Tips : Come and explore the Museum's attic with a game for 3/12 year olds.
    Game map partner "Investigate".
    Workshops and treasure hunts during the holidays.


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Ecomuseum and priest’s garden Quartier St Joseph Place Alex Folléas 7 rue du lavoir 42550 Usson-en-Forez 04 77 50 68 87