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    The Forez Mount's Ecomuseum

    Quartier St Joseph
    Place Alex Folléas

    42550 Usson-en-Forez

    Jardin ecomusée
    Jeux de piste enfant
    expo icio mago
    Atelier nature
    Travail du Charon
    Jardin Juin 2018
    Vue jardin Ecomusée
    Tourism' Office Partner

    In the heart of a contemporary museography, little ones and grown-ups can come and learn about the traditions, the know-how of Haut-Forez and also, the current heritages.
    The cottage garden invites you to the contemplation and the discovery of plant species.

    We offer a range of activities and resources for schools and educational groups : a qualified staff, resources wich can be helpful to prepare your journey. The museums and collections provide exciting opportunities to learn about local History. The building is 80% accessible to visitors with disabilities.


    Good deals

    Come and explore the Museum's attic with a game for 3/12 year olds.
    Game map partner "Investigate".
    Workshops and treasure hunts during the holidays.

    Period of opening

    All year round, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.


    • Adult : 4€
      Child (from 8 to 16 yo) :1,50€
    • Group rate available for >n 20 people.
      Adult group: 2,50 € (15.50€ for a guided tour, 1 free + driver from 50 people)
      Children's group (8-16 years old): 2 €
    • Annual ticket: €6.50: for one year, from the date of purchase, you can come as often as you like to the eco-museum.
    • Pass Card for 4 museums: 12€: gives access to 1 entrance for 2 adults and 4 children maximum (- 16 years old) in each of the 4 partner museums (Ecomusée des monts du Forez in Usson-en-Forez, Musée d'histoire du 20ème siècle in Estivareilles, Musée des civilisations in St-Just-St-Rambert and the Musée d'Allard in Montbrison.)

    Methods of payment

    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Cash
    • Chèques Culture


    • Picnic area
    • Lift
    • Covered picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking


    • Pets welcome
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours

    Tourisme et handicap Adapted tourism

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site