Maison du Blé et du Pain

Maison du Blé et du Pain, Echallens: Hours, Address, Maison du Blé et du Pain Reviews: 3.5/5

Maison du Blé et du Pain
3.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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La Maison du Blé et du Pain, c'est : Un Musée Une Boulangerie Un Tea-Room Venez visiter notre nouvelle exposition : LA VERITE SUR L'AFFAIRE GLUTEN
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3.5
75 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
21
Average
14
Poor
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Terrible
8

Leonardo V
Echallens, Switzerland31 contributions
Great genuine place
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is my favorite place for a bite, coffee, or simply to take fresh bread and chocolate croissants for sunday's breakfast.
Written 10 March 2019
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Thank you Leonardo :-) See you soon.
Written 4 September 2019
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Emmanuel Scerri
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland36 contributions
Brunch
Dec 2018 • Solo
Ordinary food and service and terribly expensive. Bad lighting and outmoded decor. Much potential. Textbook example of lack of vision and imagination. Pity.
Written 9 December 2018
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Flavia M
Binningen, Switzerland25 contributions
Poor staff that makes you feel you are not welcome
Jun 2018 • Family
I had a bad experience when arriving since there was no one at the museum so I went to the bakery and asked a waitress who worked there to sell me the tickets, she was not welcoming at all.
The museum was nice, basic, but better than we expected.
After the tour we decided to try some breads and pastries so I ordered the cashier if she could recommend us something more traditional, anything famous that they have for sell, and I was surprised how rude she was (by the way this was all in french, because I live in Switzerland and speak french). She was not friendly at all and made me feel like leaving immediately, but I did not wanted to ruin it for my dad, so I chose some bread and pastry randomly which was very frustrating.
To sum up: the museum is basic but nice, but the bakery is terrible due to the atmosphere generated by poor staff that seems like are not happy at all to work there. I won’t recommend it to anyone and I am still feeling bad of how mistreated we were.
Written 8 June 2018
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Christine N
Lausanne, Switzerland668 contributions
Delicious brunch - best bread and local products - Museum is informative and worth the visit
Apr 2017 • Family
Whether for yourself or when guests are visiting, this is a lovely boulangerie/tea room and museum to visit. Be sure to come for the brunch (call for reservation in advance) where you will not be disappointed.

The boulangerie/tea room is large, but not spacious. Brunch is served every day from 8.30-14.00 for 33.- CHF/person (except Mondays). Children 5 and under are free. It includes various breads/ croissants/ brioches, etc., cured meats, cheeses, yogurts, eggs, juice, jams, butter, hot drinks, etc. all from the region. This is some of the best breads you can find in the area, and I would argue this is one of the best brunches in the Lausanne area as well! Reserve a table next to the window if possible that looks out onto the town square.

The museum has a few floors - it is small but shows the origins of bread and wheat, how it is harvested, and how it was used throughout history. There is a brief exhibit on traditional clothing from the Vaud area. There is an elevator.

If you are a local, this is must to do for a quaint family outing or when guests are in town.
Written 15 August 2017
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Pouparino
Lausanne, Switzerland137 contributions
Visit & brunch, perfect combination
Mar 2017 • Family
We had a great time, the museum might seem tiny but there are plenty of interesting elements in display. The visiting sequence might not be logical, stay flex and that will be absolutely workable. Allow between 1 and 2h, in particular if your kids are hungry to learn and stick to the kids playbook. Very insightful for adults too as bread is at the crossroads of history, science, socio-economy, politics, culture... and indulgence!! We fulfilled the latter with a Sunday brunch, upon reservation. The staff was very friendly and regularly came to check if everything was ok. Quality was as expected for a tea-room, quantity is at own discretion though what's served by default is by far enough. Overall a good Sunday!
Written 26 March 2017
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Gerald U
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland622 contributions
Excursion with friends
Apr 2016
A group of friends visited the museum together. I can easily say for most of us that we enjoyed the it. There is an interesting film about how man has gone from being a hunter to a farmer and through to today with agribusineses. Lots of old equipment that most of us have never seen. There is even an exhibition of clothes worn during a certain period in the region. We were lucky to see a large collection of model tractors that is only there temporarily. There are some exhibits with interaction for adults and children possible
Written 25 April 2016
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zurichgrad
Zurich, Switzerland310 contributions
Nice museum in a nice little town
Dec 2015 • Family
The 'Swiss museum of wheat and bred' is a somewhat unexpected gem in a very little town. The collection has been brought together with love and there is even an app that one can download and listen to the posts in various languages. It's very well done if some of the exhibits seem a little dated.

Plus there is a a very nice bakery and cafe attached, ideal for a snack of lunch. Well worth the detour if you are in the region.
Written 27 December 2015
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restaurant71
Nyon, Switzerland116 contributions
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF WHEAT AND BREAD
May 2015 • Family
The Maison du Blé et du Pain in Echallens is a living craft museum well worth a visit. Discover the history of wheat by following the process of the growth cycle as the seasons go by; from sawing to harvest to milling to ending up at the bakery. Witness the development process of mankind’s progress with cereal cultivation, grain milling and bread baking. Also see the progress of technology; from the primitive methods and tools of cultivation applied by ancient civilizations to the mechanized approach used in today’s industrial world. On display are pieces of equipment from days (long) gone by to modern-day automated devices. And at the end of your visit, you end up in the artisan bakery where professionals practice the age-old art of making bread. You can even knead dough yourself, form your own plaited loaf, put in the oven, and then take it away as you leave the museum. That is, of course, if you don’t eat it on the spot, along with a delicious and copious brunch (or snack) served at the “Fournil” restaurant… while watching the bakers at work. This is a great family outing for old and young… just make sure you made reservations beforehand.
Written 14 May 2015
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restaurant71
Nyon, Switzerland116 contributions
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF WHEAT AND BREAD
May 2015 • Family
The 'Maison du Blé et du Pain' in Echallens is a living craft museum well worth a visit. Discover the history of wheat by following the process of the growth cycle as the seasons go by; from sawing to harvest to milling to ending up at the bakery. Witness the history and long development process of mankind’s progress with the discovery of cereal cultivation, grain milling and bread baking. Also see the progress of technology; from the primitive methods and tools of cultivation applied by ancient civilizations to the mechanized approach used in today’s industrial world. On display are pieces of equipment from days (long) gone by to modern-day automated devices. And at the end of your visit, you end up in the artisan bakery where professionals practice the age-old art of making bread. You can even knead dough yourself, form your own plaited loaf, put in the oven, and then take it away as you leave the museum. That is, of course, if you don’t eat it on the spot, along with a delicious and copious brunch (or snack) served at the “Fournil” restaurant… while watching the bakers at work. This is a great family outing for old and Young. Just make sure you made reservations beforehand.
Written 12 May 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Maison du Blé et du Pain is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tue - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM