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Blain museum

Where to obtain information ?
Blain Museum, place Jean Guihard, 44130 Blain
Tel : + 33 (0)2 40 79 98 51
Open every day, except Mondays and Bank holidays, from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Museum of Arts and Traditions


Located in the former town hall, opposite the church, Blain museum is now well-known throughout the country thanks to its collection of ‘fèves des rois’ which attracts lots of visitors and collectors. (These are collectors’ items which are produced in sets and cooked inside Epiphany cakes, rather similar to the British tradition of putting silver sixpences or charms in Christmas puddings)

The museum, which has been recently restored, also houses a lively exhibition of arts and crafts and commercial activities in the Blain area at the beginning of the 20th century.
A room dedicated to prehistory and Gallo-Roman times displays remarkable relics such as Decebal’s vase and the statue of Cernunos, the Gallic god.
The visitors can see a significant collection of Christmas cribs from French provinces and different countries.
On the ground floor, near the tourist information desk, temporary exhibitions can be seen all year round.

 

 


 
 
 

Office de Tourisme de la Région de Blain, 2 place Jean Guihard, 44130 Blain - Tél. : 02 40 87 15 11

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