The owl is a passion for Michelle Carrié. She created her own collection and decided to share her passion by creating a museum dedicated to raptors.
“La Maison de la chouette” is an ideal meeting place for lovers of owls and owls.
For these raptor collectors, head to Aveyron where Michelle Carrié presents a unique museum in Ste Eulalie d’Olt.
History of Ste Eulalie d’Olt
Located in Occitanie, in the Aveyron department, Ste Eulalie d’Olt is a medieval village. Listed among the “most beautiful villages in France”, it is characterized by its buildings (11th century church, 15th century castle, Renaissance hotel and wheel mill). It offers a magnificent view over the Lot valley and enchants its visitors with its green and flowery side. Since 1986, Sainte-Eulalie-d´Olt, has participated in the competition of towns and villages in bloom (awarded several times).
Created in the Middle Ages, the village surrounded by ramparts is organized in successive arcs of circles around its central square. The plastered houses are made of Lot pebbles, with or without half-timbering. The roofs are in lauze (a kind of sedimentary rock).
Among the famous Eucaliens, we find the painter Marcel Boudou. Art is part of the DNA of the village. We discover the Marcel Boudou museum-gallery but also a small art school set up in 1998. Artists and craftspeople meet visitors at the “Grange des Arts”. The owl house is the other museum in the village. Installed in a house covered with Virginia creeper, it brings together thousands of objects on the theme.
Every second Sunday in July, the church organizes the Procession of the Holy Thorn “, dedicated to the reliquary containing a fragment of Christ’s crown of thorns. During the weekend, the inhabitants, in costume, reconstruct the main phases of the ascent. of Christ on Calvary It ends with a traditional ball, a meal and fireworks.
Second curiosity specific to Ste Eulalie d’Olte: “La Poule Un” This is a “curious auction” which takes place every year on All Saints’ Day. For centuries, the bailiff has offered a live hen as the first batch. Other lots are then offered by the parishioners: brandy, eggs, hazelnuts, paintings … to collect money intended for the parish in order to offer masses for the deceased.
The House of the Owl
The owl is a passion for Michelle Carrié. She created her own collection and decided to share her passion by creating a museum dedicated to raptors. A 30-minute visit allows you to discover this unique collection. So don’t hesitate any longer and why not become a proven hululophile yourself. There are so many ways to symbolize this endearing animal when you know it.
- House of the owl in Ste Eulalie d’Olt
- Every day: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- closed on Saturday morning
- Free admission
- 43 rue de la Traverse
- 12130 Ste-Eulalie-d’Olt
- +33 (0) 5 65 42 08 72
- +33 (0) 6 88 98 83 00