MUSÉE 1900

Musée 1900
Musée 1900
Hairstyle anyone?
Hairstyle anyone?

Visit the 1900’s while during a visit to one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lagrasse! Take a tour with an audio guide into a fascinating period and surround yourself in the enchanted period of Belle Epoque!

Theatre anyone?
Theatre anyone?

A decade ago, Cyril and Isabelle Codina, winegrowers came up with a different way to share their passions and provide their guests with a delightful trip in time and the opportunity to sample their wares. What you will experience here is a family project with several generations contributing to its success. The passion of parent who have accumulated a vast treasure of objects from a bygone era. There are over 3000 dolls, many toys, tools for a vast variety of uses. There is a coiffure/barber shop and furniture shop well stocked as you would have found them at the end of the nineteenth century. The proprietors with the assistance of masons, cabinet makers, ironworkers and seven artists worked for over three years to bring this vision to fruition. The museum is over 300 sq. meters and accessible to all.

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Hats, Jewelry

Collections are divided into scenes of life. There is a theatre, school, The different collections are divided into scene of life: the school, the home of master, the back kitchen of the winegrower ¦ or still in old trades: coopers, bazaar, headgear, watch-making, jewelry … Pigeonnier: In 1900 pigeons were important to the vigneron. Special housing was created for them removed from the village. There droppings were a threat to water sources  but they were also valuable as fertilizer, eggs and meat. These pigeon huts were quite detailed to encourage the birds to stay

A few of the many dolls
A few of the many dolls

and nest. Actually, the accommodations were much less primitive that the vignerons own housing. TASTING WITH CYRIL The museum 1900 offers you several courses of tastings to theme, derived solely from our artisanal production. 1 Route: red and white wine. The more fruity (carbonic maceration) to wine of custody (breeding in new barrique). 2nd course: 19 different vinegars. This atypical, original and fun allows you to travel quality products acidity, sugar, texture and flavour. 3rd course: spirits as the guignolet, Cartagena, vendange tardive … several ways to create the aperitifs or digestifs to craft methods and

Vinegar making
Vinegar making

ancestral. 4th course: the olive oils: 4 varieties of olive oils. They include the local varieties: Lucca, oliviere. Some oils very surprising as the wild oil with its aromas and herbaceous oil assemble with its aromas slightly blites. There is something for everyone and then there is the surrounding village to explore. There are numerous delightful restaurants, shops, the abby and so much more. What is offered in this post is such a small part of what is on display.

Dolls that represent the moralities the child was expected to have
Dolls that represent the moralities the child was expected to have

Bisous, Léa

Would you care to taste...?
Would you care to taste…?
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Furniture maker
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Pigeonnier
School days
School days
Models of area circa 1900
Models of area circa 1900
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21 thoughts on “MUSÉE 1900

  1. Fabulous Lea! And I can imgine the screams, not being able to get these photos up!! So well worth the perseverance though. What a terrific post and another great place to visit!! Get that teleporter ready! 🙂

    Love

    Christine

    Xxx

    1. You must have become deaf with all my screams. But I was prepared to go another few rounds with it. 🙂 It was much more than I anticipated. Yes, I wish Rita would get that tele-porter working! 🙂

      Love,

      Lea

      XxX

    1. I’ve no idea but I have taken a lot. There are also photos from Spain, Belgium and Holland plus the ones I brought with from the states… 🙂

  2. I often forget that I’m not still in the 1900s. When I was little, I wanted to build a museum with a hallway dedicated to each decade and call the place Time Passages. The thought must have been inspired by that song. 🙂 These photos have such a nostalgic feel to them. Thank you for bringing us back in time!

    1. If there was any period of time that I would have loved to visit it was Belle Epoque in the Montmartre! What a delightful imagination you had at such a young age. Perhaps there is a book in it? 🙂

      1. Maybe…I always did love historical fiction for that chance to travel back in time. I hope you’re able to visit Belle Epoque with a few good books!

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