The “Reflections of a Rural World” ethnographic museum, housed in the Chateau’s former stables, is a chance to discover or rediscover the traditional activities practiced in the Grasse region between 1900 and 1950.
The displays in the three exhibition rooms were made possible by donations from Mouans-Sartoux families, collected over a period of years by the city’s Centre d’Activités Culturelles Occitanes (Occitan cultural activity center).
In the largest display room, there is a reassembled oil mill surrounded by a variety of objects related to oil, olive trees, and winegrowing, which were the traditional economic activities in Mouans-Sartoux at that time.
Another room features flower and perfume-plant crops as the theme. Large posters illustrate each activity, created from enlargements of photos loaned by the people of Mouans-Sartoux. The third room presents a reconstituted period kitchen and bedroom, with tools and utensils used in the various trades of early last century.