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La Maison des Grenadières

Cervières

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.

Description

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!!

Animals

NON ACCEPTES

Equipements

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

services

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

Prices

Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Group adults: 3.50 €
Group children: 3.50 €.

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 30/03 to 06/11, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • Spanish Spanish
  • French French

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Themes

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

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