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MDB - maison du bocage - Site de l’écomusée de l’avesnois

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Part of the Fourmies - Trelon ecomuseum network, the Maison du Bocage museum is located in a mansion house built in 1870. It is dedicated to rural life and the landscapes of the Avesnois region. The hedges, the native plants and the local style of building are exhibited to explain the specific features of this wooded landscape. There are a number of exhibitions to do with the land and its prize product, the famous Maroilles cheese, as well as about hedgerow cultivation and beekeeping. Outside, you can see the agricultural machines that were used back in the day, a traditional barn and a blacksmiths. There is also an observation pathway, following a marked trail that explains the crucial role of hedges.

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