Castanea – Discover the world of sweet chestnut

Tourist attractions

Castanea tells in great detail the story of how for centuries, entire generations daily lives revolved around chestnut trees, both for work and for food.
Find out more about this emblematic "bread tree". Castanea is beautiful located in a former convent in medieval town of Joyeuse. The museum shop offers you a wide range of local chestnut delicacys, postcards, books....

Spoken languages

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch

Labels and rankings

  • Municipal museum

Sort

  • Museum

Themes

  • Local history
  • Arts and culture
  • Local tradition
  • Environment
  • Craft/Artisanat
  • Sciences and technology
  • Folk arts and popular traditions
  • World of rural agricultural

Opening

From 01/04 to 30/04 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Saturday and Sunday.

From 01/05 to 30/06 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily.

From 01/09 to 06/11 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st.

Benefits

Services provided

  • Tourist information
  • Online shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Shop

Equipment

  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Film room

Booking

Prices

Adult: 5.50 to 6.50 € Teenager (11-17 years): 4.50 to 5 € Child (6-10 years): 2.50 to 3 € Group adults: 4.30 to 6.80 €. Free entry for children < 6 years.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances

Capacity

  • Maximum group size: 60

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment

Access

Environment

  • Close to a public transportation
  • Riverside
  • In centre of town
  • Town location
  • River 5 km away
  • In the country
  • Close to GR footpath

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