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Musee des Vieux Metiers Vivants

Place des Anciens Combattants, 29560 Argol, France
+33 2 98 27 79 30
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Fascinating!

We had a great visit here learning about crafts from such helpful and friendly volunteers. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HilaryW971
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Culturally rich and interesting

We loved it! Not only were the demonstrations authentic but they're done by volunteers who really... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
karen f
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Place des Anciens Combattants, 29560 Argol, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great visit here learning about crafts from such helpful and friendly volunteers. We watched a flute being made from straw, spinning, weaving, basket weaving, changing hemp into cloth all rounded off with cider and crepes. It was a true Breton experience and...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Not only were the demonstrations authentic but they're done by volunteers who really love what they're doing. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank karen f
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Probably not for children but great information on the flax, hemp and linen industry that was the mainstay of the economy many years ago. Fantastic examples of very old material still in excellent condition. There are dried flax plants and every process point onwards to...More

Thank ImhoSussex
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

There are lots of unusual and traditional crafts on display here: for example transforming hemp into cloth. It is fascinating to see people actually doing the work just like a 100 or more years ago. The staff are all very friendly and enthusiastic and the...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 13 August 2015

What an interesting 'living' museum. The traditional crafts of Breton demonstrated by some authentic practitioners. The country craftsman who was able to turn the simplest twig into a child's windmill or whistle was both entertaining and skilled. Just one of the many men and women...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This Museum of Country life is situated in the centre of the beautiful Village of Argol not far from Crozon. It is a working museum of arts and crafts from the area, there are elderly craftsmen actually making and showing you how things were made...More

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