It is a universal, ancient history, which brings people together since a very long time. From the first ear of wheat to the first type of flour, mankind has eaten bread. Located in the old “stove” of the Bakers’ Corporation of 1522 in Sélestat, city of art and history, the Maison du Pain d’Alsace is a place where the history of bread is preserved, where peoples’ manual work is narrated.
The Museum, renovated in 2018, recounts the incredible adventure of bread:
- From grain to bread, an introduction to agriculture, from the mill to the bread.
- Essential treasures from Alsace: Kougelhopf, Brezel, Lammele, Bredele, …
- The bread: inheritance and token of a rich past.
- The mill: no good bread without flour!
- The baker in those days: know-how and transmission.
- The master baker and the bread of today.
- The Zunft room: The history of a unique house, dating back to 1522 and the Bakers’ Corporation.
All the artefacts presented in the museum are the result of the collection of testimonies from the past members of the Maison du Pain d’Alsace’s Association.
A museographic tour takes you on a journey of discovery of the history of bread in 5 different areas. From the first ear of wheat to the first flours, from the work of the artisan baker of yesterday to that of today, from the legends of the pretzel to the kougelhopf, come and discover bread in all its forms. To make the story complete, the bakers of the house welcome you to the bakery to excite your senses: special breads, kougelhopfs, pretzels, aniseed bread, bredle are produced and baked on the spot. Handson activities for young and old are offered throughout the year.
This is a resolutely contemporary exhibition of nearly 300 m², allowing all audiences to discover the richness of this food, present since the dawn of time. A collection of unique objects, gathered for nearly 30 years by the members of the Association, allow this history to be told with tradition but also with modernity thanks to multimedia present in the 5 exhibition spaces.
A new museography turned towards bread and its history, towards Alsatian gourmet specificities and their legends, towards sensorial and dynamic visits!
A tea room and a terrace complete the promise of a tasty moment in Sélestat! Experience, smell and taste the history of bread in Sélestat!
à partir du 18 septembre : mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi : 9h-18h ;
dimanche : 9h-12h30 et 14h -18h
Fermé les 1er mai, 1er novembre, 25 et 26 décembre 2023
Congés annuels du 15 au 29 janvier 2024 inclus
Public priceAdult : €6.00
Kid : €4.00
Price with the passAdult : Free
Kid : Free