The House of the Chestnut (Maison de la Chataîgne) is an open air museum in the Cantal chestnut grove that shows all of its historical, economical and botanical aspects... today and in the past.
Discovery of the park: orchard, nursery, fountain, medieval souterrains, animals, playground, picnic area, vegetable and herbal gardens. A restored grocery shop from the 1950s. A museum shop and sale of local chestnut products.
Created in : 1999
Surface : 1 ha et demi
- Opening 2022 :
Open all year (except in January) for groups, by reservation.
- from April 1 to November 11: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. except Monday
- July and August: every day from 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h 30, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 10 .
No access for disabled persons.
Linked to an eco-museum dedicated to chestnuts.
Linked to a discovery trail ”the treasures of Haut Célé”.
- Charges :
Adult: 5 €; Child: 2.50 €; Family: 14 €
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Tree nursery, Saloons to let, Marriage photos, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Pedagogical presentations, Documentation center, Lawns for sunbathing, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Exhibition visitation.
- Access :
South Cantal: 40 km south of Aurillac; 30 km from Figeac (Lot); 40 km from Rodez; 20 km from Conques.
On the D 28, between Maurs and Calvinet.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 44.691890000, 2.329928000