Maison du Luthier at Jenzat is devoted to ethnologic
heritage, its purpose being to present a very specific
tradition in musical instrument-making, shown in its
The Museum is housed in the former
home of the instrument-maker J.-A. Pajot (1845-1920),
in the neighbourhood where the hurdy-gurdy makers lived
in Jenzat (“Aymard”, “Decante et Cailhe”, “Nigout”,
“Pimpard Cousin”, “Pimpard Cousin fils”, “Pajot fils”,
“Pajot jeune”, “Tixier”) Europe’s main centre for the
making of hurdy-gurdies in the l9th and 20th centuries.
a collection of hurdy-gurdies and other musical instruments ; a collection of tools used by instrument-makers ;
the hurdy-gurdy workshop ; the brass instruments workshop
(1934) ; a room for studying and viewing video films
about making and playing the hurdy-gurdy ; an interactive
have been made in Jenzat since 1795.
Jean-Baptiste Pajot, luthier à Jenzat