In the heart of the Guînes marshes, Saint-Joseph Village invites you on a journey to the heart of the France of yesteryear.
Imagine a country steeple, the small church in the heart of its village… At the cockcrow, the small town wakes up… At school, the pupils apply themselves to copying in pen what the teacher has written on the blackboard. Push the door of the stalls: butcher’s shop, bakery, hardware store, watchmaker’s… Each place you visit is a moment of discovery or memory. You rediscover old forgotten professions: gas station attendant, miller, blacksmith.
Here, it’s a real leap in time that you realize at Saint-Joseph Village.
Take the time to stroll, on foot, with your family, in this charming village. A moment of sharing between the generations, for the greatest pleasure of the oldest who remember, and the youngest who rediscover.
Saint-Joseph Village is a period village faithfully reconstructed using period materials and tools from the region, born from the passion of a family of carpenter craftsmen from the Opal Coast. The wealth of objects from each place, the finesse of the details make this museum a must!
At lunchtime, the estaminet treats you to its homemade delicacies: typical regional dishes, waffles and “ferré” bread! Stop by the store! You will find there with pleasure the objects imbued with the charm of yesteryear and other confectionery of yesteryear…