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Les Forges de Pyrène, Foix

(4.3/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Place borrowing history that will make you go back in time to the crafts. Attention need you three hours to enjoy everything.
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  • Very 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.
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  • By 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.
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  • Very friendly and relaxed. Museum and dense and interesting workshops. Arrive at 13:30 to be able to see everything
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  • Beautiful knife bought over 15 years ago at the Paris fair (I think). It has never disappointed me.
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