La Maison des Grenadières


In the heart of Cervières, come visit a unique museum in France : the Museum-workshop of goldwork embroidery. You will discover the history and the technique of the embroiderers called "Grenadières" specific to the Haut-Forez.


The goldwork embroidery has existed in the Haut-Forez territory since the 19th century. Women worked mainly for military industry and made the grenade of policemen and firemen, so they took the name of "grenadières".
The industry peaked in the 50's. The embroiderers worked on embroideries for military uniform as well as civil suits or the famous academician suit.
In the museum, you can admire examples of those réalisations and discover the technique of goldwork embroidery and the transmission of this skill nowadays known as an artistic profession.

Each visit finishes with a show that permits to you to talk with the embroiderer and to understand its technique. You can also try by yourself!!


  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours


Reduced price: 4 €
Adult: 5 €
Teenager (12-18 years): 4 €
Group adults: 3.50 €
Group children: 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

School group : 4€/child.

Payment options

  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Check Check
  • Travellers Cheque Travellers Cheque
  • Cash Cash

Opening period

From 03/04 to 03/11, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

Good deals

  • Tips : Game booklet to visit the museum for children from 7 to 12 years old.


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La Maison des Grenadières 5, rue Marchande 42440 Cervières 04 77 24 98 71