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

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Labels and rankings

  • Municipal museum

Sort

  • Museum

Themes

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

Opening

From 01/04 to 30/04, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

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 31/10 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

Benefits

Services provided

  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information

Equipment

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

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: 4.10 to 6.30 €. Free entry for children < 6 years.

Means of payment

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

Capacity

  • Maximum group size: 60

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment

Access

Environment

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

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