English guided tour of the museum
Visite en anglais
The Grand Séchoir is a friendly museum built in a converted farmhouse and gets its name from its original preserved walnut dryer or « séchoir ». In it you learn everything about walnuts and walnut farming past and present. Find out how this vital economic activity has shaped the landscape, architecture, traditions and folklore of the valley ; See for yourself how walnut farming techniques have developed since the 1930s ; Learn about the different walnut varieties from all around the world ; Discover what happens to the harvested walnuts and also the uses for all the other parts of the walnut tree.