"Les Amis de l'Outil" Museum of old trades


The museum is part of a heritage conservation approach and invites the public to discover lost or forgotten crafts.

The museum tour is guided by volunteers of the LADO Association, founded in 1983. The association aims safeguarding the handicraft heritage.
Located in the inner village, in a renovated building, it has three levels totaling approximately 150 m2. You can discover cathedral builders and bronze-smiths on the ground floor then trades of the thread (haberdashery, seamstress, lacemaker ...), milliner and linen maid on the 1st floor, and finally the woodwork on the 2nd floor.
Bièvres tool fair takes place on May 1st of each year.

General information


From 01/09 to 14/12, every Saturday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 03/01 to 30/06/2022, every Saturday between 2 pm and 6 pm.


Adult: 5 €.

Free entry for children < 11 years.


Les guides sont bénévoles.
Unguided individual tours available permanently Guided individual tours on request
Unguided group tours available permanently Guided group tours on request


  • Lift
  • Book shop
  • Temporary exhibition

Facility info


Contact details

"Les Amis de l'Outil" Museum of old trades
Place de l'Eglise
91570 Bièvres