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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Tarif d'entrée malheureusement un peu élevé quand on veut accompagner plusieurs fois par an des amis en visite dans la région... sinon joli musée bien mis en place; beaux objets et ustensiles du passé... more »Entrance fee unfortunately a bit high when we want to accompany several times a year to friends visiting the area... otherwise pretty well put Museum in place; beautiful objects and utensils of the local past; nostalgia sequences provided for those who were children until the 1960s.
Un lieu formidablement restauré et aménagé avec des centres d'intérêts prêts à susciter la curiosité des grands comme des petits. Un beau voyage dans le temps bourré d'explications et de démonstration... more »A wonderfully restored and furnished place with interests willing to arouse the curiosity of the big and small. A great trip in time full of explanations and demonstrations of exciting ancestral know-how. A beautiful green area and more. Recently discovered despite a facility in Ariège 18 years ago, I came away pleased and will stay there on the theme animations that have excellent reputations.
Endroit magnifique où il fait bon vagabonder pour découvrir les métiers d'antan. Incontournables: les forges, la boulangerie et l'artisan qui fabrique les peignes. Ne pas omettre de visiter le musée o... more »Beautiful place where it is good to wander to discover historic trades. Must-sees: the forges, the bakery and the craftsman who manufactures Combs. Do not omit to visit the Museum where an incredible amount of old objects are exposed. Some point to our youth.
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Kev guyetsVery interesting site, there are a lot of things to learn about the trade of blacksmith of the past, a lot of object on display to see, and friendly and Exhibitor guides the know-how on trades unsung or forgotten. Black point on one of the guides who didn't look very nice, and it was in his way of explaining his knowledge.
Loïc MurailleBy bringing my parents, I thought to make them happy even if I had fear of bored closes during the visit. Big mistake. Introducing tools formerly not trade and perfectly put in value, the Museum is very interesting. As for the workshops, they are very well animated and are full of anecdotes as the origin of current expressions. In short a very good surprise.
C. CHANTVery friendly and relaxed. Museum and dense and interesting workshops. Arrive at 13:30 to be able to see everything
Hervé FINELBeautiful knife bought over 15 years ago at the Paris fair (I think). It has never disappointed me.
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