Northern France Tourism : official website

Musée de Plein Air

Museum (VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ)


Spoken languages : anglais, espagnol, français


The purpose of the open-air museum is to preserve rural buildings and farms that were facing demolition. The buildings were dismantled and then set up again on this fifteen-hectare site. 25 buildings have thus been saved and are open for visit, in a pastoral setting with gardens, orchards, vegetable gardens and animals grazing in the pastures. Events are put on throughout the week to enliven the museum. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, there are parent-children workshops to have fun learning about various subjects, like animals, or how to make art with re-used materials or vegetable paints. On Sundays, you can attend concerts and taste local products.