Ferme de Montalibord

Ferme de Montalibord : Écomusée

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Farm, Well, Classified, 15th C in Vescours
  • The Montalibord farmhouse features a Saracen-style mantel with a square, pyramidal bolster of an uncommonly abraded form. It is surmounted by a wrought-iron cross and its sides are decorated with triangular imbrications.

  • Dendrochronological analyses show that the house was built in 1450, 1517-1518 and underwent several alterations in 1780. The chimney and roof were listed in 1944, and the whole farmhouse in 1974.
    Beautifully flowered in fine weather, it is still in business today (Charolais cattle, pond fishing and tourist accommodation = gîte and chambres d'hôtes).
    Inhabited until the mid-70s, it still has an open-air fireplace and period furniture (19th c. or even earlier), in particular an imposing...
    Dendrochronological analyses show that the house was built in 1450, 1517-1518 and underwent several alterations in 1780. The chimney and roof were listed in 1944, and the whole farmhouse in 1974.
    Beautifully flowered in fine weather, it is still in business today (Charolais cattle, pond fishing and tourist accommodation = gîte and chambres d'hôtes).
    Inhabited until the mid-70s, it still has an open-air fireplace and period furniture (19th c. or even earlier), in particular an imposing archebanc (ancestral bench) with storage and a table. Also on display are a salt chair, a four-poster bed, tables and benches for meals, a tourti (bread ladder), a sink stone, a chest...
    In the old rooms, a presentation of the farm from 1932 to the present day, with a few tools and photos showing the evolution of farming techniques, but also the philosophy that has always prevailed on this farm over the three generations that have succeeded one another: the quest for quality.
    The eco-museum can be visited daily. Guided tours available on request.

    Group visits possible (coaches)
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 60  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Activities
    • Product tasting
    • Permanent exhibition
    • History
    • Tradition/folklore
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Coach access
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Rates 2024
  • Adult
    7 €

    • guided tour (please call ahead to check availability)
    self-guided tour (without commentary): free price

  • Child
    4 €

    • guided tour (please call ahead to check availability)

  • Guided tour package for groups 130€.
    Free self-guided tour for individuals / paying guided tour (please reserve)
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guided tours on request (group package) / Free individual tours possible at any time (please contact us for opening hours)
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