In the heart of the bocage, the Maison du Charolais invites you to discover the world-famous Charolais breed, the result of a breeding that respects its natural environment and has become the emblem of its native land, the Charolais Brionnais.
During a break, the visit area, the shop and the restaurant "La Table" are waiting for you in Charolles, in the south of Burgundy. At their side, the Charolais Institute, through research, promotion and innovation, enhances the value of this quality meat, through a wide range of tasty recipes such as spreads, terrines or other cooked dishes...
Due to sanitary measures, our museum space is currently closed but we welcome you every day from 11am to 5pm in our shop!
The Charolais breed
The Charolais cattle breed is present in more than 70 countries. It is highly appreciated for the gustative quality of its meat and for its breeding stock. This robust breed knows how to adapt to the qualities of its environment. It is used in crossbreeding to improve other breeds. Since 2010, a PDO has been promoting its meadow breeding method.
The Charolais Institute
The Association Institut Charolais, located in the heart of the cradle of the breed, supports the actors of the Charolais meat industry to promote, innovate and enhance the value of quality meats. In addition to its activity, it now offers custom processing services to producers who wish to expand their range with canned products.