Implanted in the valley of the Ouche, the hemp
gave its name to numerous localities : Chenevières.
Situated in a house of the XVth century, House of
Municipality in the XIXth century, the museum is the only one in France
dedicated exclusively to the hemp : the culture, the harvest, the various
tools necessary for the treatment and for the transformation of the plant. In
the hemp, everything is useful for the human or the animal.
An authentic loom allows demonstration of an
activity wich was intense till the end of the XIXth century. In 1850, one
counted 80 weavers, making of Bligny a craft center of weaving mill renowned
for the sharpness of its work.
You will quite also know about the rope factory,
with the various mechanisms of productions, of the cord up to the big rope of
An exhibition of the current possibilities of the
use of the hemp will show you the interest of this plant, the culture of wich
goes back to the ancient time.