Ecomuseum – House of Linen

Patrimoine culturel,

ROUTOT

In the Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Natural Park, get to know an exceptional plant and its properties better. Did you know that Upper-Normandy is the largest flax producing region in Europe, thus making France the world leader? The village of Routot is a flax producing land. It boasts the Maison du Lin (Flax Museum) that tells the history, the uses and environmentally-friendly producing methods of flax and linen, the oldest textile in the world. From the pretty blue flower to the mail bags, including clothes, household linen, tennis rackets, car doors, etc., you will learn all about the surprising uses of flax! The Maison du Lin (Flax Museum) welcomes everyone (private individuals, schools, youth clubs, and adults) and offers varied activities and demonstrations. For a lively visit, visitors can participate in activities held on some Sundays and weekdays all year round. Flax blooms during the first two weeks of June. Its morning flowers, which last only half a day, colour the landscapes of the Eure in a subtle blue. Prepare to be dazzled along the way.

Services

Equipment

  • Film projection room
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room

Sittings

  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking
  • Animals welcome
  • Groups welcome