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The Museum Centre

A dedicated space commemorating local agriculture, especially the "Fruitières" or village cheese factories. It opened its doors at Aranc, in the former village cheese factory.


Until the twentieth century, the main activity on the Plateau d’Hauteville was agriculture. In the nineteenth century, milk producers formed associations to establish cheese making factories known as "Fruitières", for the production of gruyère, blue cheeses and sometimes butter. This was an important economic development.


At the height of production, there were as many as 33 Fruitières on the Plateau, including the site at Aranc. (This was the only one to remain in working order after its closure in 1985. The collection of old kitchen utensils used in the manufacturing and processing of the Comté and butter are displayed in an appropriate setting.


In the entrance hall of a new local business for the manufacture and sale of dairy products, local cheese-maker, Mr Pelletier, are available for visitors requesting further information.


There is also a shop selling fresh fruits, locally baked bread, charcuterie, Bugey wines, and other delicatessen and regional products, most of which are certified organic or fair trade. In his laboratory, Mr. Pelletier manufactures cottage cheese, yogurt, dairy desserts, quiches, flans and custard  tarts ...


Open between 9:30 to 12:30 and 15:30 to 19.00, from Tuesday to Sunday.

Guided tours of the county Aranc, Fruitière museum can be arranged by appointment between 14:30 to 15:30.


A History of Health Centre, a History of Timber Centre a History of Stone Centre are all under consideration by the District Council of the Hauteville Plateau. 


Espace Comté d'Aranc - Fruitière - Musée                                                                                                                             Le village - 01110 Aranc - Tel. 04 37 61 18 84 - www.lafruitieredaranc.fr - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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