Place du vieux Marché - Cité médiévale - 86300 CHAUVIGNY
 +33 5 49 46 35 45 / +33 5 49 46 39 01
The Museum of Popular Traditions and Archeology was designed around 1960 in the former presbytery of the Saint-Pierre collegiate church.
Housed in a 16th century house, this museum offers a trip back in time to better understand and apprehend the habits of our ancestors.
Come discover or rediscover the customs, habits and customs of the past through the reconstruction of a 19th century Poitevin interior, the craft room or a large collection of headdresses. Through objects from Chauvinese archaeological sites are illustrated the Neolithic and protohistoric periods (Bronze Age and Iron Age), the life of Gallo-Romans including a rich collection of ceramics, and the Middle Ages with discoveries from the castles of the city: glassworks, ceramics, games, etc ...
A series of models illustrate the urban and rural evolution of Chauvigny and its territory since the 3rd millennium BC. J. - C., passing through the Middle Ages, until the years 1880-1900.

Common ticket: Museum of Popular Traditions and Archeology and Area of ​​Industrial Archeology (or Donjon de Gouzon).
Documentations, program 2018:in progress - Continuous information on our website:

Opening hours to the public :

From April 1st to September 30th every day except Monday: 14h to 18h

From June 15th to August 31st: Tuesday to Saturday: 10h to 12h30 and 14h30 to 18h30 - Sunday: 14h30 to 18h30

From November to March: weekends and holidays: 14h to 18h

Closing period from 18 December 2017 to 31 January 2018
Services and facilities
Rates, informations and contact
Onsite facilities

· Activity room
· Car park
· Coach parking
· Picnic area


· Wifi

Onsite activities

· Animation group
· Conferences
· Visit
· Workshop for children


Place du vieux Marché - Cité médiévale
Tel : +33 5 49 46 35 45
Tel : +33 5 49 46 39 01

Languages spoken



Groups accepted

Ateliers enfants (hors temps scolaire)
3 euros
Visite libre
From 3.50 to 5 euros
Groupes scolaires visite guidée / enfant
5 euros
Groupes scolaires ateliers / enfant (demi-journée)
5 euros
Visite guidée groupes (+15 personnes) - 1h30
6 euros
Groupes scolaires ateliers : enfant (tarif journée)
7 euros
Visite guidée individuels - 1h30
9 euros
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