• Cultural

Clos Parchet farm and folk museum tour

Discover the traditional life on the slopes of Giffre mountains. Discover an old farm of the 19th century located in nature. Live a sensory experience, expressions of the everyday-life of that time.

Cultural Clos Parchet farm and folk museum tour Samoëns


On Thursday 14 April 2022 from 14:00:00 in 16:00:00
Samoëns (74340)
Animals allowed

Visit proposed with the Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guides.
Animations around the bread oven for the summer period
Born out of the desire to revive a traditional farm dating back to 1815, the Clos Parchet ecomuseum opened its doors in 1994 and welcomes the public during guided tours led by the Guides du Patrimoine des Pays de Savoie.

This farm, listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments, has been restored in the old style and furnished in the spirit of the 19th century. The main building evokes the life at that time thanks to the kitchen (la cuzna), the main room (le pèle), the stables, the hay barn, as well as the annex buildings (bread oven, attic, and shed). An inventoried collection of more than 2000 utensils illustrates the work in the fields and the old trades specific to the upper Giffre valley: agro-pastoralism, traditional crops, wood and stone work, etc...

Testimony to the family's movement according to altitude and seasons, this stir farm is located at an altitude of 1000 m on the adrets (the southern slope) of Samoëns. With the passing of time, it has gone from a temporary "mayeu" habitat to a permanent inhabitant. Finally abandoned, its environment intended for grazing must be safeguarded and enhanced.

The visit ends with a conviviality around a tasting of regional products.

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Summer courses: traditional Savoy songs, wood carving, water colour memories of holidays, traditional woodworking
Reduction for larger families. (Third child free.)

According to current health standards.


From 14/04 to 30/06/2022
Adult: from 6.50 €, Child : from 4 €.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022
Adult: from 6.50 €, Child : from 4 €.

From 01/09 to 04/11/2022
Adult: from 6.50 €, Child : from 4 €.

Child entry valid for 12 - 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Number of participants : 10 pers. Min. - 50 pers. Max.
Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : French

Warm clothes and mountain shoes recommended.


From 14/04 to 30/06, every Thursday between 2 pm and 4 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

From 01/09 to 30/09, every Thursday between 2 pm and 4 pm.

  • Pets welcome


Route de Joux-Plane Cessonex 74340 Samoëns

The parking lot is located on the road to the Col de Joux Plane, 5 km from the town of Samoëns. Then you have to walk 200 m following the path downhill (westward) to get to the ecomuseum. It is also possible to get there by the interpretation path of the ecomuseum, starting from the hamlet of Le Bérouze. The map is available at the tourist office.

  • Mental disability
Information update on 01/04/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns