Museums

Our destination reflects history and heritage in its every nook and corner. Discover the fascinating museums of our villages.

St. Joseph's Liturgical Museum

Not far from the church of Montcenis which is a listed historical monument, the Saint-Joseph museum is housed in a former chapel. As a former bailiwick, Montcenis was home to several families of notables, as well as a convent. A collection of various objects related to worship and religious archive from this church can be seen in the museum as well as an impressive display of sacerdotal clothing.

Musée du Donjon

In the dungeon of the former priory at the centre of the village of Saint-Sernin-du-Bois, this community museum keeps the history of the village alive. The collections are presented under three main themes: paleontology, archaeology and ethnology. Painting enthusiasts will enjoy the archives of the artist Raymond Rochette, who dedicated his life to painting rural life scenes yet, also, the harsh reality of working life in the forges of Le Creusot.

Demarcation Line Interpretation Centre

During Second World War, the demarcation line separating France from the occupied zone and the so-called "free" zone crossed through the department of Saône-et-Loire, more or less following the Canal du Centre waterway. On this line, the village of Génélard now hosts an interpretation centre boasting a permanent exhibition on this internal border that influenced local people’s lives (daily life, Resistance movement etc.).

Let history unfold!