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La Maison de la Baie

Site de l'étoile 22120 Hillion

  • Yes
  • Families


The bay, up on the cliffs, down by the sea!

The Maison de la Baie (Bay Discovery Centre) museum takes its visitors from the top of the cliff to an underwater viewing room, learning a thing or two on the way.

It all begins on the Chemin des Douaniers (Customs Officers' Path) around an orientation table, in a setting full of geological models, stone exhibits, videos and a narrow lookout point, inviting you to boldly go forth. As you go down, the stairway recreates the path along the cliff and gives you some information about this vertical world. You then enter a universe of tidal phenomena, the tides being particularly great in Saint-Brieuc bay. A model shows you how people have adapted their economic activities to the tides. The walk continues along the sea front. A wooden path, lighting effects, and then into a decor of dunes, showing their different elements and life under the sand. After passing through a curtain of seaweed, welcome to the underwater world. A wall of aquariums displays the endemic flora and fauna. Then it's back to the surface, the staircase standing in for an air-lock. With each step the exceptional panorama of the bay opens up. Reaching the glass atrium, it's time to stop and meditate. Then there's the last stage of the journey, telling the tale of how we humans and our activities have impacted the bay. Questions and ideas abound to help us understand how to create the best conditions for people and bay to coexist in harmony. Go for it: calculate your carbon footprint!

Guided tours: try this all new museum experience and find out all about life in the bay. (Charge: museum admission fee)

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30, advance bookings only.

From 01/04/21 To 05/31/21
From 02/07/21 To 03/07/21
From 04/11/21 To 05/09/21

Practical informations

Nom de l'offre
  • Nom de l'offre : La Maison de la Baie
Visites Libres en Permanence
  • Yes
Visites Guidées sur Demande
  • Yes
  • Page d'accueil : non
  • Fully equipped meeting room
Structure Ouverte
  • No
Descriptif groupes
  • Descriptif groupes : Maison nature pour une découverte des milieux naturels de la Baie. Visites nature guidées : observation et découverte des oiseaux de la réserve naturelle, voyage insolite dans les parcs à moules…
Visites Guidées en Permanence
  • No
Structure Conforme
  • Yes
Animaux acceptés
  • No
Type d'équipement principal
  • Heritage centre and site
  • Shop, Play area,
  • It's raining

Prices Min Max

  • 2,50 €

  • 7,00 €

  • 4,00 €

  • 10,00 €

  • Gratuit moins de 6 ans

Payment method :
Debit cards, Postal or bank cheques, Cash, Holiday vouchers