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Les Forges de Pyrène, Foix

4.2
#2 of 7 in Museums in Ariege
Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
Discover the jobs and trades of yesteryear at the 5 hectare (12 acre) Les Forges de Pyrène. Featuring indoor and outdoor facilities, this site presents information on 120 traditional trades. See the impressve collection of 6,500 tools on display in the two museums. Participate in lively workshops run by artisans to learn about trades like blacksmithing, baking, and clog making. The artisans use traditional techniques to create authentic goods, many of which you can purchase in the on-site boutique. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Foix holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Les Forges de Pyrène and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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4.2
  • Lots to see, an interesting few hours spent enjoying the history of metal work in the Ariege area. Loved it  more »
  • Museum as well attractions were absolutely great! Very nice staff also. Close to Foix. We recommend very much!  more »
  • Very nice to do with kids. They can interact with different attractions. People that work there are very involved  more »
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  • Amazing! Only if you speak French!
  • Mixed review. Some animations are interesting and some low-end and uninteresting! Fact once and ca will go!
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  • Good quick service restaurant.
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  • "Disappointed it was announced ds brochure" workshops of the ironworks "7 workshops then specified 6 animations by day, we did not have that 3 others being closed." Other animations work but this lack is disappointing. Move for all the benefits!
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  • You will spend a very good time in families
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