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.

Descriptif 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"


  • Museum
  • Circuits de France_POI
  • Bad weather alternative

Classification & labels

  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Local tradition
  • Arts and culture
  • World of rural agricultural
  • Occupations
  • Folk arts and popular traditions
  • Municipal museum
  • Eco-museum


  • 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


Languages spoken

  • English
  • French



  • 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

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Site, building partially accessible



  • Number of meeting rooms: 1
  • 50 people maximum
  • 10 people 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.


Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash


This service provider also offers

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Individual tours of museum

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