The Farm of Yesteryear


Located in Saint Esprit des Bois, near Plédéliac, the Farm of Yesteryear has been re-established as an eco-museum.

Located in Saint Esprit des Bois, near Plédéliac, the Farm of Yesteryear is an old abandoned farm, restored as an ecomuseum mixing authenticity and living memory of the beginning of the 20th century.

It welcomes families and groups (adults, schoolchildren, etc.) curious to discover the life of the past and the traditional know-how.

In order to fully immerse you in the atmosphere of the 1920’s, the guide welcomes you in period costume and, as you walk through the rooms, makes you relive the life of a Breton family of the beginning of the 20th century, punctuated daily by household chores, animal care, land work and crafts.

You will begin the guided tour by discovering the hôté, a reconstructed period dwelling, then the abas, a room adjoining the hôté which was used to keep food cool. Then you will walk through the different outbuildings of the farm, the cellar where cider was made, the forge, the equipment shed, the attic, the stable and the barns where the farm animals live again. A detour through the garden will amaze you with its diversity of ancient cultures, now abandoned. A short film reconstructing a day in the life of this farm in 1924 will complete your visit before returning to contemporary times.


  • Adults : 5,00 €.
  • Children (6 to 16 years old): 3,00 €.
  • Unemployed, handicapped, students : 3,00 €.
  • Adults : 4,00 €.
  • Children (discovery visit): 3,00 €.
  • Children (thematic visit) : from 3,00 to 7,50 €.

Opening hours :

From April 17 to September 18: every Sunday and holiday from 2 to 6 pm

Easter vacations: from April 17 to April 31, Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6 pm
Sunday, April 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ” Season opening ” Exhibition 2011 ” Au gré des savoir-faire : de fil en aiguille ” (From thread to needle)
Saturday, May 7, 8:30-11 p.m., “How about a trip to the farm?”

Every day from 10am to 6pm (except Sunday morning and Monday morning)
From July 13 to August 18, animations for the whole family, every Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm
Sunday, August 7, from noon to midnight: Wood and forest festival (more details in the event section)

From September 1st to 18th, Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6 pm
Sunday, September 18, from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, National Heritage Day: thematic animations

All Saints’ Day vacations: from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 from 2 to 6 pm
Sunday, October 23 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, “Chestnuts! Chestnuts” (more details in the Events section)