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“Dog friendly, Interesting visit for young and old”

Ecomusee de Marqueze
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Sabres
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 6 July 2014

It was a bit of fun to ride on a train from the car park to the open air museum. There is a wide range of buildings at this site, many of them are kitted out as if still in use. I particularly liked the baker and his old oven where you could buy products he had baked; the clog maker was fascinating and seeing the horizontal turbine/ water wheel actually turning the mill stones was great. We took our dog and there was plenty of shade even on the hot day we visited. Good snack, restaurant and wc facilities. Be aware that the access is only via the site's train which runs about every 40 mins but stops for lunch for an hour or two ( well this is France!)

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

A very pleasant day can be spent here - we have visited several times and enjoyed it each time.

TIP 1 Find out the times of the little train that takes you there, otherwise you'll be waiting at the station with nothing to do (there is no road access)

TIP 2 Buy the fresh-baked bread made from flour milled on the premises - gorgeous!

TIP 3 Very young children will be bored and fractious - it's not a theme park, there are no rides or slides. Ages 7 and above.

TIP 4 take bottles of water and hats in the summer months - it can get very hot moving round.

14  Thank Turista-Inglesa
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

We visited the eco museum near Sabres while touring the West coast of France. We didn't do any research on it, just visited on impulse after locating it on our road map. We were not really sure how to access it so just drove up to Sabres from where it was easy to follow the signs to it. The magic is that it can only be accessed with an old fashioned train and there are no cars around the site at all! The whole eco museum covers a rather large area and we didn't manage to see it all during the 4 hours we were there! It shows how life was in the late XVIII - early XIX century. It has a dozen of old buildings with authentic furniture and setup owned by different tradesman. And the magical part was that when we passed the bakery there was fresh baking to try (the best bread I eat in France!), in the brassery there was soup, in another building beautiful roast duck, yet in another homemade jam and cakes. All this, apart from the bread, for free! There were also domestic animals running freely around the place giving it even more authenticity! I could have easily spent a whole day there! Make sure to visit the permanent exhibition at the South-West of the site, to get more detail about what you are seeing!

3  Thank Ledith
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My six-year-old daughter chose this from the brochures we picked up at the local tourist office as a day out on our way back to Bordeaux to go home to Britain.

I'm so glad she did as we all enjoyed ourselves, including our three-year-old. An old train takes you from the car park through the woods to the museum area. (Be warned it doesn't run through the lunch period.)

When you get off there's a lovely outdoor cafe and nice, clean loos. Then you can wander around the site taking a look around the original buildings from the area which they have rebuilt. They're fascinating to explore and there are infomation cards in English and Spanish as well as French.

There are people making flour in the mill, looking after animals etc which was great for the kids to watch.

Overall a great day out and the gift shop has got lots of lovely things too!

2  Thank thomac01
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This appeals to all ages, especially children who are enchanted by the ride in a steam train from Sabres to get the musée. There is a lot of walking though so perhaps not a good idea for those who have difficulty.

1  Thank Vicky33410
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