The MARGERIDE Ecomuseum

TheEcomuseum of Margeride is a ""living"" museum evolving with its time, its territory and its population.
True testimony of the ways of life and work of a population, it consists of three sites to discover in the country of Saint-Flour-Margeride.Three sites to immerse yourself in the history of this mountain country, to know its heritage riches, to discover the know-how and to become an actor of its discoveries. The authenticity of the place makes it possible to reconnect there with distant roots.
Between yesterday and today, the eco-museum reveals the intimacy of a territory and its population.
The place of memory of the popular traditions of Margeride, the eco-museum is more than ever a living place. It is for the territory of the Pays de Saint-Flour-Margeride a fundamental pole of animation, both with the local public and with visitors.
We place at the heart of our project the transmission of heritage to a large audience by initiating specific actions aimed at seniors; young people (workshops, activities, internships) and families.
The objective is to raise questions and give keys to understanding the heritage and the evolution of the territory.

TheEcomuseum offers weekly entertainment in July and August on the three sites. Come write with the pen sergeant major at the school of Clémence Fontille, make your own bread using the oven at the Ferme de Pierre Allègre or learn new gardening techniques in the Saint-Martin garden.The ecomuseum also offers an annual entertainment program that addresses various and varied themes linked to local and national events. The whole team strives to design and run workshops for young and old where the watchword is to discover while having fun.

Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
Sitting at the desks of yesteryear, come and dip the pen in purple ink and write the dictation. The teacher monitors you, beware of mistakes and ink stains on the notebook ...
School of Clémence Fontille, Signalauze.
Entrance: € 4 per adult and € 3 per child.

Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Meet at the Garabit Viaduct to relive with family or friends the great story of this giant of iron and light built by Gustave Eiffel.
Meet at the foot of the viaduct (CD 909), on the bus parking side. Free entertainment.

Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and make the bread of yesteryear, made from rye flour at the Pierre Allègre Farm.You will have to roll up your sleeves to shape the little dough pieces, but what a great reward to be able to taste your bread just out of the oven.
From 11:30 a.m. to noon: manufacturing; from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: shaping and baking. Plan a picnic.
Farm of Pierre Allègre, Loubaresse.
Entrance: € 4 per adult and € 3 per child.

"Weeds ... did you say weeds?" "
Thursdays at 4.30 p.m.
Meet the botanist of the Ecomuseum for a guided tour of the Jardin de Saint-Martin, to discover wild herbs and country flowers. These so-called bad herbs, simply because they grow where they shouldn't ... Among them, however, there are many medicinal and edible species.
Recipes and anecdotes will be there.
Garden of Saint-Martin, Ruynes-en-Margeride.
Entrance: € 4 per adult and € 3 per child.
Tourist office of Ruynes-en-Margeride
Phone. 04 71 23 43 32