Museums to visit

Fascinating museums

There are four museums with the label « French Museum ». Take your time to visit their permanent collections or temporary exhibitions. 

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Charlieu

Hospital Museum

It is within the walls of the Hôtel-Dieu, a superb 18th century building, that the hospital museum was created. Reconstructions of rooms dating from the end of the 19th...
Roanne

Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology

The Joseph Déchelette Museum enables you to discover daily life in Roanne in Gallo-Roman times. Discover also the collection of ancient ceramics which is one of the finest...
Ambierle

Alice Taverne Museum

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. Permanent collections: daily life 1840 - 1950, reconstructions of interiors and themed rooms, temporary exhibitions.
Le Crozet

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in the old part of Le Crozet

Old peasant interior, old looms, reconstruction of workshop, regional and archaeological library. Temporary exhibition. Guided tour of the medieval village of Crozet and of its...
Villerest

Museum of Time and Fire

History of fire from Prehistory to now. Collection of lighters including Gay-Lussac’s famous one. A room devoted to lighters and objects of French soldiers in First World War.
Panissières

Musée de la Cravate et du Textile des Collines du Matin

The museum is housed in an old canvas factory built in 1856. From the former boss’s office to the garden, by way of the factory, discover the history of textiles in the...
Bussières

Weaving and Silk Museum

During your visit, weaving looms dating from 1800 right up to the present day will operate before your eyes, revealing all the secrets of making exceptional fabrics. Discover...