Yves Machelon Museum

1. The Museum.   2. Carolingian evangelistary.   3. Sandstone by Metenier, pingouin of beginning of 20th century.  

A former fortified castle transformed into a prison then a museum, this exceptional building tells us about the history of Gannat and its heritage from Prehistory to the Second World War. Skeleton of the 23 million year old fossil rhinoceros, God with the Gallo-Roman mallet, 9th century gospel, there are numerous pieces that retrace the history of the town of Gannat.


By car Simone

Get ready to discover the incredible life of SIMONE DE BORDE DES FOREST, one of the first female racing drivers in France in the 1930s!

She participated in several international rallies and is the holder of numerous records, before opening a driving school in Gannat.

from may 18, 2024 to september 29, 2024

Useful information :

Days and times :
Open from April to October 2024 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
- In April, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and weekends.
- In June and September (+ May 8 and 9), Fridays and weekends.
- In July and August, every day except Monday.
- From October 21 to October 31, open only for workshops and events for the general public by reservation.

Address :
Musée Yves Machelon
1 esplanade Pierre Roch Jurien de La Gravière
03800 GANNAT
Phone number :
04 70 90 23 78

E-mail address :

Website :

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.10220
longitude : 3.19640