Clog museum

This museum retraces the History of the clog, a shoe made with a leather upper and a wooden sole.

Payment type allowed

Cheque • Bank/credit card • Cash

The clog, hoof's cousin... We often mistake one for the other, yet the difference is simple : the hoof is entirely shaped from a piece of wood, while the clog is composed of a wooden sole on which is nailed the upper part, the "Tige", made of leather. The clog, disregarded in most shoe museums, is highlighted in Isère in the only place entirely dedicated to it in France : the Clog museum.
Great by the evocative power, this summary of heritage carries the memory of the clog's industrial activity. This museum is a place of memory, with the identical reconstruction of the workshop of a galochier (persons who makes clogs), which makes it a unique site in France. This workshop takes the visitor back in time. Leather coupons, wooden soles, laces, nails, sewing machine, grooving lathe, coal stove ... with of course a multitude of models of galoshes. Hundreds of tools arranged according to the stages of the confection, everything is there, as if the galochier was going to cross the door to get back to work.
Visitors can feel the old atmosphere through this warm and out of time workshop. An exceptional visit and a rare moment in a wonderful heritage that pays a moving tribute to our ancestors.

Spoken languages



From 01/03 to 01/11
Opening hours on Sunday between 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm and between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
01/03 to 01/11 : groups (15 to 25 people), booking mandatory.
Individual visitors : only sundays of July & August at 3:30 & 4:30 pm.


Full price: 6 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.

Duo visit Castel+Museum 12€ (groups15 to 50 people on booking).


  • Guided tours

Average length of visit for groups : 60 min

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Clog museum

Château de Virieu

38730 Val-de-Virieu