Museum in Joyeuse, Ardèche

Opening : From 02/04 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on Whit Monday and May 1st.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 03/11/2024 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st.


Castanea tells in great detail the story of how for centuries, entire generations daily lives revolved around chestnut trees, both for work and for food.
Find out more about this emblematic "bread tree". Castanea is beautiful located in a former convent in medieval town of Joyeuse. The museum shop offers you a wide range of local chestnut delicacys, postcards, books....

Ardèche and Châtaigne: the recipe for a love affair that has lasted forever (or almost forever...).

All chapters are delightfully staged at Castanea.
An experience to delight the taste buds of all gourmets. A tour prepared with a healthy dose of imagination, innovation and, of course, a few gourmet nuggets...

Castanea - Espace découverte de la Châtaigne d'Ardèche is located in the medieval town of Joyeuse, in a sublime building dating from the 17th century.
Castanea showcases the skills and know-how of our chestnut growers and processors, helping you to appreciate this fruit, which is now part of our gastronomic heritage and a source of great pride.

Plus for families:
- Fun tour with booklets / treasure hunt for children and teenagers.
- Board and card games for the whole family.
- Sensory tour (extra charge)


From 02/04 to 30/06/2024
Full price: 6.50 €
Reduced price: 5.50 €
Child : 4 €.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024
Full price: 6.50 €
Reduced price: 5.50 €
Child : 4 €.

From 01/09 to 03/11/2024
Full price: 6.50 €
Child : 4 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Child entry valid for 6 - 17 years.
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  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Shop
  • Pets accepted: No
  • Pets allowed (supplementary payment): Unknown
  • Dutch
  • German
  • English
  • French

Castanea - Discover the world of sweet chestnut

2 parvis de l'église
07260 Joyeuse

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