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Ecomuseum of Plouigneau

Here’s a whole century of rural life in Trégor: the school, the café, the grocery, the craftsmen, the hairdresser’s and more. This Ecomuseum is a step back in time, characterised by an enchanting collection.

Rural Life as a whole

From the fields to the shops, from school to home, these objects and artefacts of rural life are gathered together to recreate times gone by, beguiling you into believing that you’re back in the daily life of rural France from a century ago.

In the street lined with craftsmen you can meet the traders and discover their skills: cobbler, blacksmith, saddler and barber alike.
You’ll discover agricultural tools and machinery that was still used every day just 50 years ago...
Try your hand at traditional Breton games including The Frog.
Step back in time to the 1940s home, or soak up the atmosphere of the local school.
le village breton, écomusée Plouigneau, Bretagne
Events organised by the Ecomuseum:

  • Flower Festival in April or May
  • Cider Festival in October

Practical Info

Ecomusée de Plouigneau
5 rue de la gare
29610 Plouigneau

Tel fixe : 02 98 79 85 80
Fax : 02 98 79 82 78
E-mail :
Site Web :

Description :

The ecomuseum (8,000 m²) covers the history of the period 1870-1970. The gallery devoted to farm equipment illustrates the technical progress made in agricultural machinery, in particular the advent of the internal combustion engine and tractors with iron wheels (1916). One street is devoted to trades and occupations: clog-making/joinery, a forge, and a saddler/cobbler’s workshop. The Breton house enables us to imagine the way of life of our ancestors: living room, bedrooms. There is also a reconstruction of a 1940s’ schoolroom. In the courtyard, we find a bakery, pigsty, cowshed, dairy and stable, constituting a complete complex of farm buildings. Don’t miss the hairdresser’s salon, tannery, grocer’s shop/bar dating from the early 1900s and the Breton games room (7 different games).

Latitude : 48.5661769
Longitude : -3.7064173