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. Put Musée de Plein Air des Maisons Comtoises at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nancray travel itinerary planner.
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  • A place to discover without delay. The name does not say much so that c is an ideal place for small and big rich in discoveries and in walks the brewery allows to lunch there a fun day
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  • A great space in the countryside where the Comtois houses of the Jura of upper Saône and Doubs duHaut are replenished. Go the days of animation you will spend a pleasant time.
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  • Visit! Especially when it's sunny. workshops are organize, staff is friendly, and it is even possible to taste a local artisanal ice.
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  • 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.
  • Interesting museum in a nice setting. Don't miss the excellent restaurant on site.
  • Do not miss this open air museum when in the Besancon area.
  • today with my family, we were on a day with a lot of old trades: spinner, carder, lace, cheese... Super interesting and informative. And for the kids what a pleasure of basketry and pottery on a tour to the old
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  • Too bad more too d animation and more animals too. still a good time to pass
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