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The House of Wood

The House of Wood

The House of Wood is a showcase for the wood industry.

It is located along the main axis of the valley, in Méolans Revel, a large community with 13000 hectares of land of which over 50% is forested.

The House of Wood is a showcase for the wood industry that welcomes the public in observation areas, information and games, dedicated to the forest and the wood of the Alps. The tour ends with a wood-turning and woodwork demonstration, by an in-house artisan.

An area, which is free to visit, showcases handicrafts made in the local valleys and sold by an association of artisans (carpenters, woodturners, sculptors…).

In the exhibition hall, young and old alike will be charmed by the wooden decor and will discover the history of our forests, the mountain larches, paper pulp, construction with wood, wood as an energy source.

Free admission for the exhibition and "craft" sales area and the shop. Entrance fee for museum spaces and workshop.

 

Visit the hydraulic sawmill in Méolans

At 800 m, in this old sawmill, restored in 2006, you will experience the actions of the 50s.

This sawmill is a vertical swing. Cut woods made from mountain woods (larch, fir, spruce) were mainly for local needs.

This sawmill is a pearl of mastery and know-how of our elders.

  • Every Thursday morning in July and August, at 10:00 am. Reservation: +33 (0)4 92 37 25 40.

Outisde:

  • The arboretum, located along the road between the House of Wood and the village of Méolans. Over 400 meters, 32 species could be identified. For reasons of interest, security, visibility, only 25 species are named. For more information, ask for the accompanying booklet at the Maison du Bois.
  • The bearded vulture, with its 10.07 meters wingspan, is a mobile of 1184 kg. The bearded vulture's body is composed of two local species: larch and spruce. It was made by seven craftsmen volunteers for the wood festival in 2010. 
  •  A playground for children.

Rates:

Individually

Groups (Min 8 people)

  • Adult : 4.5 €
  • Child under 15 y.o. : 2.50 €
  • Child under 5 y.o. : free
  • Adult : 4 €
  • Child under 15 y.o. : 2 €
  • Child under 5 y.o. : free

 

Opening :

  • September to June : Wednesday to Satruday 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • July & August : Everday 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Annual closure : Early November to December, 15

Contact

La Maison du bois / The House of Wood
La Fresquière - 04340 Méolans Revel
Tél. +33 (0)4 92 37 25 40 / maisondubois@ubaye.com / www.maisondubois.fr

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