Pastures Museum

Cultural heritage : Musée

The Maison des Alpages is located in the heart of the village of Besse. It is an important, local tourist centre that puts on a number of exhibitions and events throughout the year, including entertaining exhibitions that depict changes in agropastoralism in Oisans, the work of shepherds, transhumance, pastureland and the landscape of the Ferrand Valley.

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The museographic area features a fun, interactive approach to pastoral life and there are also several temporary exhibitions. It organizes visits to alpine pastures to meet shepherds, together with various artistic workshops.
The museum is a member of the "Route des Savoir-Faire de l'Oisans" and organize a guided visit of Besse.
LABEL :
- Membre du réseau des Richesses Culturelles de l’Oisans (RCO)
- Membre de la "Route des Savoir-Faire de l'Oisans"


Accueil camping-cars possible dans le village à proximité du musée.


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Rates

Means of payment
  • Chèque
  • Espèces
  • Carte bancaire/crédit

Adult: 4 €
Group adults: 3 to 9 €.

Free entry for children < 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Opening periods

From 01/06 to 30/06 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/07, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.
From 9 AM to half past 12 and from 1.15 PM to 7 PM.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed
  • Parking à proximité
  • Accessible en fauteuil roulant en autonomie
  • Accessible en fauteuil roulant avec aide
  • Meeting rooms quantity: 1
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Access

La Maison Départementale des Alpages est implantée à Besse en Oisans, commune qui possède le plus important alpage du département : le plateau d’Emparis, qui s’étale sur 2 900 hectares. Ces alpages, de par leur histoire, leur évolution et le fait qu’ils soient toujours en activité, forment un terrain propice à la mise en relation des acteurs de ce pastoralisme avec les différents publics.

  • Latitude: 45.071764
  • longitude: 6.171595

Environnement

  • En montagne
  • Itinéraire G.R. à moins d'1 km
  • Centre village

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