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Les Forges de Pyrene, Foix

(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Discover the jobs and trades of yesteryear at the 5 hectare (12 acre) Les Forges de Pyrene. 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 Pyrene and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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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  • Stopped here because this complex has worked without a break for lunch. In fact, an open-air museum with these workshops and shops of artisans. We bought bread:)
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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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  • Beautiful knife bought over 15 years ago at the Paris fair (I think). It has never disappointed me.
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  • A friendly moment or we rediscovered the old life with its trades, which have now disappeared. A very rich and varied collection.
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  • Very informative! Not to be missed.
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  • Interesting but not recommended with children. Expensive and culinary interest-free on-site restaurant.
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