Museum of the Pays de Retz

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Presentation

Located in Bourgneuf-en-Retz, the Musée du Pays de Retz, which has been awarded the Musée de France label, immerses you in the history and cultural and natural heritage of the Pays de Retz, from prehistory to the early 20th century.
In Villeneuve-en-Retz, and more particularly in the Bourgneuf-en-Retz area, the emblematic salt town of the former "Baye de Bretagne", the Musée du Pays de Retz is a must-see!

After watching a film presenting the area and the life cycle of a local salt marsh, you'll discover 1300m2 of spaces dedicated to different themes: archaeology, mineralogy, history, old maps and coats of arms, a gallery of historical figures, costumes and headgear, trades of yesteryear, farming and wine-growing activities, fresh and salt water, traditional rural housing, an inn and a 1900 school, and an archaeological reconstruction of a Gallic salt oven.

You'll be immersed in local history in an educational and entertaining way:
  • Handling clay objects and wooden tools, 
  • writing with a pen on old school desks, 
  • riding a draisienne (the forerunner of the bicycle) from the early 19th century, 
  • trying on replicas of helmets, hats and weapons linked to famous figures who have left their mark on the region's memory.

Numerous events are organised throughout the season:
  • temporary exhibitions
  • conferences
  • large-format wooden games from days gone by,
  • discovery and puzzle games,
  • discovery of solar and nocturnal astronomy,
  • introductions to traditional activities (rope-making, basket-making, spinning, making and maintaining headdresses and lace, etc.).

The little extras at the Musée du Pays de Retz :
  • Possibility of guided tour with mediation for groups (by reservation: 10 people minimum).
  • Photographs are permitted and even highly recommended when you are wearing beautiful helmets and elegant hats...
  • Children can visit the Museum dressed as Vikings and knights (with clothes, helmets, swords and shields).
 
The Musée du Pays de Retz is one of the many places to visit in Villeneuve-en-Retz presented by the Destination Pornic Tourist Office.
Opening day(s)

From Monday 01 April to Sunday 30 June 2024

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

14:30 to 18:30

From Monday 01 July to Saturday 31 August 2024

Every day

15:00 to 19:00

From Sunday 01 September to Sunday 03 November 2024

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

14:30 to 18:30

Information
  • THEMES OF MUSEUM OR INTERPRETATION CENTRE :
    • Rural world agriculture
    • Crafts
    • Popular arts and traditions
    • Environment / Nature
    • History
    • Trades
  • CAPACITY :
    • Minimum number of persons 1
    • Maximum number of persons 250
  • VISITS :
    • Individual admission (without guide)
    • Group admission (without guide)
    • Individual guided tours
    • Guided tours for groups
  • PETS :
    • Pets not allowed
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
  • Facilities for mobility impaired persons :
    • Details of facilities : Rampes d’accès fauteuils roulants, médiation adaptée au handicap (moteur, visuel, auditif, mental)
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-Retz

Tarifs

FaresCategoryMinMax
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Adult ratePlein tarif7.00€
Children's entrance13 à 17 ans inclus4.00€
Children's entrance6 à 12 ans inclus3.00€
Children's entranceMoins de 6 ansFree
Entrance with reduced price 5.00€Personne à mobilité réduite, étudiant, demandeur d'emploi, Pass Patrimoine, Cézam, résident estival (juillet/août) en camping
Entrance with reduced priceEnfant3.00€Résident estival (juillet/août) en camping
  • MEANS OF PAYMENT :
    • Cash in Euros
    • Credit card
    • Bank and post cheques

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Musée du Pays de Retz
6 rue des Moines
Bourgneuf
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.04235
Longitude : -1.95209
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Museum of the Pays de Retz
6 rue des Moines
Bourgneuf
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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Phone : +33 2 40 21 40 83
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