Visit to Ecomusée de Marquèze – Friday July 16th

Feel like a trip, for all the family, into the local, olde-worlde Landais countryside? Something like a childhood dream, complete with period train, farm, animals, grandfather clocks, sepia photos, the lot?          

A day at Marquèze is the answer.                                                                                                                                 

 Since 1969, the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne authority have reorganised a big clearing of the commune of Sabres in the Landes (40), recreating the system of farming and cattle raising which prevailed 150 years ago, at the time when the ‘landes’ were being transformed into a massive forest. The buildings are local or come from nearby areas and recreate the spheres of the clearing, the farm, the fields, the river and the forest, seen in their original context. Dépaysement garanti¸ quaint, exotic, refreshing right from the start… when you have to leave your car behind and climb into a creaky, puffing period tchoo-tchoo.     You’ll love it, so will the kids

For a group booking and reduced pricing, we need 15 people. If you are interested, please let Alain know, as soon as possible as groups need to be organised four weeks in advance, i.e by mid-June.

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