Vie d’Autrefois Museum

Vie d’Autrefois Museum

Visit the Museum of Yesteryear to embark on an extraordinary journey through 103 recreated scenes of how things used to be and more than 70,000 exhibition items…

Vie d'Autrefois Museum, in Les Ormes-sur-Voulzie close to Provins

Chemin de Frilure
77134 Les-Ormes-sur-Voulzie







Prepare to travel back in time to discover everyday life, obscure beliefs and trades of yesteryear.

In July 2023, the museum was awarded the “Patrimoine d’Île-de-France” (Heritage of the Île-de-France Region) label, a fine recognition of its status as a “Patrimoine d’intérêt Régional” (Heritage of Regional Interest)!

Learn and imagine the life of our great-grandparents through 103 life-size recreated scenes reconstituted over 3,500 m².
Discover a unique collection in France of more than 70,000 items, including tools, objects, vehicles and clothing…

From the farm to the city, visit the fire station, the laundress washer, the witch’s lair, the clog maker’s workshop or even an old-fashioned dentist’s office that will certainly inspire an appreciation for today’s techniques!

Make it an intergenerational visit to experience it as a family. Discover something new or remember how it used to be!

Audio guides for a guided tour at your pace are available in English and French. Just ask at the museum reception desk.

This museum is completely accessible to persons with limited mobility.
Parking is free for cars and personal vehicles.

If you want to rediscover and enjoy the delicious and traditional French cuisine, the museum features Chez Grand Mère restaurant and Café du Village. You will have an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower made to scale.
Open midday from Tuesday to Sunday, and on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Possibility of privatization for your receptions.

Cultural highlights not to be missed (subject to change):

• 22 & 23 June 2024: 3rd Antiques Fair and Art Exhibition, featuring contemporary artists and professional flea market traders, in the forecourt and grounds of the Museum.

Complete programme soon available in the “Agenda

Schedules & Prices

Information and welcome conditions subject to change.

• From 9 January to 29 December 2024: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last visit at 5.30 p.m.) – exceptional opening on Monday 20 May (Pentecost).
• 24 & 31 December: from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last visit at 1 p.m.).
• Annual closure: each Monday, 25 December and the first week of January.

• Adult 15 € – child (5-17 years old) 10 € – free for under 5 years old.
• Family package for 2 adults et 2 children (5-17 years old) 47 €.
• Students 13,50 €.
• Job seekers 13,50 €.
•  Person with a disability 10 €.

Length: about 2 hours.
Last admission 1.30 hour before the closure of the museum.
Audioguided tour on request the D-Day.


Rdv Chemin de Frilure, 77134 Les Ormes sur Voulzie.
Parking entrance along the cemetery.

33 00 1 60 58 72 07 (only in French)

facebook page: Provins Tourisme