The Musée de la Saône et des Gens de la Saône is closed to visitors for the year 2020.
Discover the geology and archaeology of the Val de Saône, river navigation, the origin of the prosthetics industry, all inside the former residence of the Bossuet family.
This museum is in the attic space of the Maison Bossuet (16th century), and over three floors visitors can learn about the geology and archaeology of the Val de Saône, river navigation and the different trades that led to the creation of the prosthetics industry in Seurre.
On the first floor, learn about the key periods of the evolution of man and meet Val de Saône’s oldest resident, the “man of Glanon”. You can also admire objects such as weapons made from bones, wood and stone, remains of the very first evidence of human labour.
There is a room devoted to industrial archaeology with the Jacob-Delafon production, in Pouilly-sur-Saône from 1880 to 1972, manufacturer of bathroom ceramics, stoneware for the chemicals industry and mustard and vinegar factories.
On the second floor, come and discover the measuring and tracing tools used in boat carpentry, finishing tools and other tools and objects used for navigation and for everyday life on the boat, not-to-mention boat models to a scale of 1/10.
On the third floor, learn about the industry that is still booming in Seurre, thanks to the Protéor establishments. Discover the clog maker, blacksmith, cobbler and saddler, shown here with their tools. Before leaving, take a look at the ancient clock mechanism from the church of Seurre, dating from 1859.
On the ground floor of Maison Bossuet, for the 2020 season there is a pop-up store showcasing the local expertise of Rives de Saône. Masks are compulsory and hand sanitizer is available.
The Musée de la Saône et des Gens de la Saône is closed to visitors.