Open from 9th april to 30th september 2022

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Demonstrations of traditional techniques and crafts

Discover the traditional crafts of the inhabitants of a Landes district in 1890 with our daily demonstrations. The Ecomuseum presenters reveal various aspects of everyday life. To find your way around, a free visitors’ guide is available from the welcome desk.

Demonstrations of traditional techniques in the morning

  • Opening of the poultry house : At 10:30am (duration 20 minutes), In the Farmyard

  • Traditional cooking  : From 10:30am to 11:45am, At the Miner’s House

  • Discover the secrets of the gardens* : From 10:30am to 12:30pm, At the Medicinal Herb Garden (*excluding September)

  • Arrival of the shepherd on stilts and his herd  : At 10:40am, Around the Field

  • Yoking the oxen with the cowherd : At 10:45am (duration 20 minutes), At the Stable

  • History and evolution of resin-tapping : Starts at 10:45am and 11:25am (duration 35 minutes), At the Resin Tapper’s Hut

  • Tour of the Watermill : Tours start at 11:15am, 12pm and 12:40pm (duration 30 minutes)At the Watermill

Demonstrations of traditional techniques in the afternoon

  • Loom weaving : From 1:30pm to 3:30pm, At the Farm Hand’s House

  • Meet the Spinner : At 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm* and 5:15pm* (duration 30 minutes), At the edge of the Airial (*excluding September)

  • Lace or needlework* : From 2pm to 4:15pm, At the Miner’s House (*excluding September)

  • Taking care of the pigs : At 2:30pm (duration 45 minutes), At the Wash House        

  • Tour of the Watermill : Tours start at 2:45pm, 3:20pm, 3:45pm, 4:40pm and 5:15pm (duration 30 minutes), At the Watermill

  • Yoking the oxen with the cowherd : At 3pm (duration 20 minutes), At the Stable

  • Introduction to stilt-walking  : From 3:15pm to 5pm*, In front of l’Estanquet Restaurant

    (Activity cancelled when raining - *Only on weekends and during the school holidays)

  • History and evolution of resin-tapping : Starts at 4pm, 4:45pm and 5:25pm (duration 35 minutes), At the Resin Tapper’s Hut

  • Washing laundry by the river* : Between 4:45pm and 5:50pm, Around the Watermill (*From 7 July to 31 August only)

  •  Straw hat and mat making  : From 5pm to 5:45pm, At the Sharecropper’s House

  • Sheepdogs at work with the herd  : At 5:45pm (duration 20 minutes), Around the Sheep Pen in the Airial

  • Poultry care  : At 5:30pm (duration 30 minutes), In the Farmyard


Guided tours (only in french)

10:30 am
11:10 am * (special family tour)
11:50 am
12:20 pm *
14:30 pm
15:10 pm *
16:30 pm * 

*17 and 18 April, between 7 July and 31 August, and 17 and 18 September only

 Ecomusée de Marquèze 2021 2801 Yohan ESPIAUBE original 2   

Ecomusée de Marquèze
Route de la gare
40630 sabres

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L'écomusée est un équipement
du Parc naturel régional
des Landes de Gascogne

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