The fact that the museum had been created in Thiviers is no hazard. The Thiviers area has a strong agricultural history and the inhabitants like to say that Thiviers is the capital of foie gras in the Perigord Vert. Every Saturday morning from mid-November to mid-March, a large regional market (with foie gras) takes place in the small town.
The museum is housed in the tourism office of Thiviers, which was completely renovated for the occasion. It is now a mixture of modern and rustic. Through 450 m² exhibition, and thanks to a playful and intelligent set design, you will discover the different aspects of foie gras from its history to the different ways to cook it.
The visit ends in a reserved room for local producers, where you can buy foie gras and other regional specialties. Regularly, tastings take place there and it is planned to organize cooking classes, based on foie gras of course.
The time to visit the museum can be half an hour or two hours depending on the attention that you pay to different parts of the process.
The museum is open:
- Monday to Friday: 10am/1pm – 2pm/6pm
- Saturday: 9am/1pm – 3pm/6pm
- Sunday: 10am/1pm – (2pm/6pm in high season)
Price: 5 € / person