What is an ÉCONOMUSÉE®
An ÉCONOMUSÉE® is an experiential tourism destination. It is an independent business that operates in the craft or agri-food sector which utilizes some form of authentic traditional know-how in the production of its products.
Each member site opens its doors to the public to showcase what they do and, in many cases, offers a hands-on component for the visitor to try. Each one has an on-site boutique.
Visiting an artisan's workshop allows you to go behind the scenes and actually speak to someone who lives, breathes, and works in the location you are visiting. It opens a window to the community, its lifestyle, economy, history and culture - in essence, it lets you peek into the soul of the community. Watching a product be transformed from raw materials to high quality uniquely-made craft or agri-food product gives you a memory to take away from this encounter. Each product tells a story.