Friend of nature, Welcome to you !

The 1001 Tree Roots Museum is delighted to welcome you in a unique setting dedicated to Nature and the Woods.

The artist and his Work 

 The masterpieces on display are from a one and only artist, Michel Maurice (1937-2014), who, for 57 years, patientlty unveiled roots in the forests of his dear mountains of the Vosges (in the Lorraine region) and carved them into figures and animals, flowers and fairy and particular sceneries.

Yet, he did not carve them bluntly : he preferred being inspired by the natural shape of the root in order to enhance its beauty and ignite a spark of life in it.

Careful about the preservation of the elements and truly mindful not to alter the natural environment, he tried to raise awareness among everyone, from the very young to the more adult, in order for all of us to see the world unspoilt when we wander along the mountain paths.

Thus a visit to his museum offers you the occasion to admire the beauty of our region from a different point of view.

The site

The museum, which is run by a non-profit organisation, is well-known in the village of Cornimont. Its premises have been transferred to a former fabric factory to welcome its visitors comfortably.

The museum has an access for disabled visitors who want to enjoy the museum.

A car park and coach park are available nearby.

You cannot miss the museum, at the croassroads between Cornimont and La Bresse (D. 486).

Planning your visit


During school holidays, the museum is open everyday except on Tuesdays.

During off-season periods, it remains open daily every afternoon, and during weekends, it is open all day long.

For more details, you can refer to the opening hours available on our website.

Photos and videos are allowed during the visits.

Please take at least 1 hour of your time to enjoy the visit.


4,5 € per adult

2 € per child aged 10 to 16

Admission is free for children under 10

For groups (15 people at least), the ticket is 2 € per person

Thank you for reading us ! We’re looking forward to discovering your smile ! Sourire