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    Ecomuseum and priest’s garden

    Quartier St Joseph
    Place Alex Folléas

    42550 Usson-en-Forez

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

    This museum shows the daily life and history of men and women living in the Forez mountains and on the Auvergne plateau at the beginning of 20th century. You will also discover a remarquable parish priest garden.

    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.

    Descriptifs thematisés

    Services pour les enfants

    Dispositions spéciales COVID 19

    Period of opening

    From 01/01 to 31/12, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.


    • 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