Pastures Museum

The Maison des Alpages is located in the heart of the village of Besse. It is an important, local tourist centre that puts on a number of exhibitions and events throughout the year, including entertaining exhibitions that depict changes in agropastoralism in Oisans, the work of shepherds, transhumance, pastureland and the landscape of the Ferrand Valley.

About : Pastures Museum

The museographic area features a fun, interactive approach to pastoral life and there are also several temporary exhibitions. It organizes visits to alpine pastures to meet shepherds, together with various artistic workshops.
The museum is a member of the "Route des Savoir-Faire de l'Oisans" and organize a guided visit of Besse.
- Membre du réseau des Richesses Culturelles de l’Oisans (RCO)
- Membre de la "Route des Savoir-Faire de l'Oisans"

Age minimum : 12 mois

Covid-19 special services

→ According to French government measures, a health certificate (based on vaccine status, previous infections or negative tests) will be required

En bref

English - French

Pets welcome

Car park

From 12 months

Accessible in autonomy


  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Car park
  • Orientation board
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Tourist routes
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours



  • Language of the tour: English, French
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request


  • Number of meeting rooms: 1
  • 50 personne(s) maximum
  • 10 personne(s) minimum



From 01/06 to 30/06 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/07, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.
From 9 AM to half past 12 and from 1.15 PM to 7 PM.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.


Free of charge

Adult: 4 €
Group adults: 3 to 9 €.

Free entry for children < 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash


This service provider also offers

Individual tours of museum

Besse en Oisans

Saint Denis – Rando