Écomusée de Marquèze

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens Sunday at 10:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

Useful information

  • Guide du Routard
  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Petit Futé
  • Musée de France

Location : In town

Province : Landes North coast/ Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park

Services

  • Credit card accepted
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • English
    • The Ecomusée de Marquèze was created in 1969 by the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park. It is one of the very first ecomuseums in France. Its mission is to conserve, study and pass on the heritage of the Grande Lande by reconstructing the living environment of its inhabitants in the 19th century.

      150 years ago, this original society of shepherds-farmers was in such symbiosis with its environment that it disappeared when the moor gave way to the forest. Marquèze tells the story of this unique link between a society and its environment, its economic, cultural or social consequences in one of the largest open-air museums in France.

      Demonstrations of know-how and techniques from the past.

      Every day, we invite you to discover the know-how in use in a Landes district in 1890. You will be able to discover different aspects of daily life with the mediators of the ecomuseum. To find your way around, a tour guide is given to you free of charge at the reception of the ecomuseum.

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Traveller Reviews Écomusée de Marquèze

4.4 sur 5 2007 reviews

  • Florian M.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Florian M. on 24/08/2020

    Located in Sabres in the heart of the déparment Landes, this open-air museum was opened in 1970 and was among the first of these types of museums in France. Its aim is to conserve, study and transmit the heritage of the Grande Lande by recreating the life of its inhabitants in the 19th century. A recreated and safeguarded heritage site, the Ecomusée displays the everyday life of farmers and herders that lived in and cultivated the area some 150 years ago. Many of the unique buildings in this museum were transferred from the surrounding area, recreating a typical settlement in the Landes in the 19th century. The museum itself is very extensive and designed with attention to details. Apart from tours, visitors can also take part in workshops and daily events. I have visited the Écomusée several times over the past years and absolutely enjoyed it! The train ride to and from the museum is especially nice. The prices are acceptable given the time one can spend in the museum and the amount of things to see and discover. Be sure to arrive before noon so you have enough time to discover the whole site!

  • Jasmin Fourie

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jasmin Fourie on 08/09/2020

    The Museum itself is beautiful. However the map is super confusing and many roads are not marked on the map. My children lived the train ride!

  • Arnold K

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Arnold K on 30/05/2019

    A must see. Getting there by train is fabulous. The sites and the historic exhibitions are genuinely realistic. A fantastic day out !

Traveller Reviews Écomusée de Marquèze

4.5 sur 5 602 reviews

  • "Great guided tour of Marquèze"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Klandes on 17/07/2018

    I spent a very interesting half day tour at the Marquèze ecomuseum. The steam train set the scene for a great visit. Many thanks to Anne-Marie, our guide who made history come alive with her in depth...

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  • "I loved it from start to end!!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by mathildelab (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France) on 12/10/2017

    The aim is really to keep the authenticity. You have to take a 1900’ train to arrive to the “museum”. When you arrive you end up in a real country side with sheeps walking around, dog, goose... you...

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  • "Very nice day out"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by holboyUk (Zabljak, Montenegro) on 13/09/2017

    Very good value day out, starts with a train ride to the area and a trail around well preserved buildings and demonstration's. Nice little cafe to,

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Address

Route de la Gare
40630 Sabres

GPS coordinates

44° 8'55.71"N, 0° 44'50.62"W

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