The rye Museum
The Morvan hasn’t always presented the green face we know today. Until the last war, you have to imagine it dotted with these long fields of golden rye. Indeed, on this not very fertile granitic soil, farms produced a little bit of everything for local needs, but above all rye which supplied the grains to make bread, but also straw for the manufacture of domestic and beekeeping objects, thatch blankets, etc.
The rye house presents the history of this ancient agricultural practice that disappeared in the 1950s. You will discover how rye was widely used in many areas of Morvandiaux life. The traditional habitat was covered with thatched roofs and the Morvandiaux were renowned roofers. Rye straw was also used to make hives and a whole series of utilitarian objects. This cereal was also an essential part of the daily diet.
Around the Rye House
To observe ‘La couture’, this former rye area, a rye path is available to visitors (about 3 km). You will also have a beautiful view of the castle of Ménessaire, the oldest part of which dates from the 12th century and the most recent from the 17th century.
The rye house – City Hall
Phone. 03 80 64 28 65
Every Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For groups, all year by appointment.
Full price: €2.30. Children: €0.80 (children),
For groups of more than 10 people on
Arnay-Liernais Tourism Office
6, place Bonaventure-des-Périers
Phone: +333 80 90 07 55
E-Mail : email@example.com
Reception: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.