Within its 19 hectare park, the eco-museum presents: - a permanent exhibition, - a genetic library - animations, - interactive workshops (chlorophyll and keratin workshops respectively dedicated to plants and animals), - temporary exhibitions.
Bintinais farm was one of the largest located on the suburbs of the city. You'll see reconstructed furnished rooms to immerse you in the world of our ancestors.
A regional conservatory of 19 breeds of farm animals threatened of extinction is open to visitors. History of agriculture and of the breeding of the 17th century will allow you to discover the plant collections of the eco-museum.
At last, the description of the lives of our ancestors would not be complete without animations: they bring you knowledges about their habits and customs, of their practices and know-how. That's why the animations are thematic and can be dedicated to technical seminars, demonstrations as well as festivals.
The museum tour lasts between one hour and one and half an hour. The visit of the park also lasts an hour or two (including 30 minutes for the visit of the conservatory).
The museum is open: - From April to September: from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. . The exhibition halls are closed between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. but the barn and the farm stay open; - From October to March: from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. The eco-museum is closed on Mondays and on bank holidays. Picnic areas are organized, covered or not. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.
The visit of the eco-museum gives you a comprehensive picture of life at that time, the progress of the farming & breeding methods through the centuries and is very involved in the conservation of breeds of farm animals.
Animations in 2011 are: - On Sunday the 20th of March: Grand Feast of Rennes, - On Saturday & Sunday the 2nd &3rd of April: All About the cutting (On Saturday: Conference, On Sunday : demonstrations and workshops), - On Saturday the 4th of May: the Night of Museums, - On Sunday the 29th of May: The sheep shearing, and wool, - On Sunday, the 4th of September: The annual harvest of honey.
Exhibition scheduled until the 3rd of July presents the weather vanes and the ornaments roof.
Ecomusee du Pays de Rennes La Bintinais 35200 Rennes
You can access it: - By car: From downtown, take 'rue de l'Alma', follow signs towards Noyal-Chatillon sur Seiche. A parking is provided. - By bus: line 61, direction Saint-Erblon stop 'The Hil-Bintinais' - By subway: Line 1, direction 'La Poterie', station 'Triangle' and then about 10 to 15 minutes walking to the south and across the 'Jardins Familiaux'.