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On May 1st, 2000 at 1 P.M., a story about BOHIN was broadcasted on French TV on TF1. The next day, people were in the manufacture yard: BOHIN France became part of the "French Heritage" overnight.

The number of visit requests increased, and our staff had to improvise. In response to this increased number of visitors (2,000 people a year without advertising) and their desire to know more about our products, the idea of creating a museum naturally came to mind to Didier Vrac, BOHIN’s former president.

He met François Confino, a talented scenographer known throughout the world, who fell under the charm of this project. 


BOHIN manufacture’s objectives are to let people know about the making of this unique object and to share the heritage and the entire region’s industrial history. Jean Sellier, President of the Community of L 'Aigle area and mayor of Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, France supported Didier Vrac’s idea from the beginning : he wanted to preserve this in a large building like BOHIN’s (almost 10,000 m2 of floor area), which requires improvement work and renovation efforts in order to maintain these ancestral buildings in good shape. From day 1, he also saw in this a wonderful tourism project opportunity for the entire area of L 'Aigle, France and, more broadly, for Normandy.

françois confino et didier vrac travaillent sur le projet du musée BOHIN
inauguration manufacture bohin


This project was created thanks to a public-private partnership: the Community of Municipalities of L’Aigle manages the project while the building management is ensured by a private company that is now led by Audrey REGNIER, BOHIN’s CEO.


BOHIN manufacture takes part in professional networks allowing quality exchanges, synergy and partnerships.

Normandie Sites (lien : https://www.normandiesites.com/) : the norman non-profit regrouping touristic places labeled Norman Tourism Quality

Réseau des musées normands (lien : https://www.musees-normandie.fr/) : driven by the  Heritage Factory in Normandy, this network highlights norman museums.

Company and Discovery (lien : https://www.entrepriseetdecouverte.fr) : the French company visit association

Normandie Attractivité (https://choisirlanormandie.fr/) : the agency promoting specific talents and assets of Normandy.

françois confino et didier vrac travaillent sur le projet du musée BOHIN
inauguration manufacture bohin


Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (lien : https://www.institut-metiersdart.org/epv) : since 2020, the unique know how of BOHIN France is recognized by this State label. Normandie Qualité Tourisme (lien : https://www.normandie-qualite-tourisme.com/) : since 2016, the welcome and visit quality of the BOHIN manufacture is certified.Musée Joyeux (lien : https://mom-art.org/tag/musee-joyeux/) : since 2021, the welcome process and visit activities for children and families is recognized by this label.
Funding partners and partners :
Logos : Union Européenne, L'Europe s'engage en Normandie, Région Normandie, Conseil départemental de l'Orne, Préfecture de l'Orne, EPF Normandie, CdC Pays de L'Aigle, Pays d'Ouche, SHEMA, Fondation du Patrimoine, Fondation Total, Crédit Agricole
Logos : Normandie Sites, Réseau des musées normands, Entreprise et Découverte, EPV, NQT, Mom'Art


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