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Site historique des Forges de Paimpont, Paimpont

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Historic Site Museum
Travel back in time to the origins of iron manufacturing at former industrial Site historique des Forges de Paimpont in the Paimpont forest. View a model of the blast furnace, the restored mill, the real blast furnaces, and the home of the master blacksmith. Stop at the Forge Shop for souvenirs ranging from postcards and prints to books. Our Paimpont itinerary maker makes visiting Site historique des Forges de Paimpont and other Paimpont attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In Brocéliande there not that Arthur and his knights, Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. There is also the Forges! For lovers of legends, the Forges of Paimpont relay all the Dwarves and their love of metal worked and forged. For lovers of craftsmanship it is much more than that. It is a memory, a murmur of a time where wood leaves room for the railway. Where technology is not common in the french territories and where the State decides to preserve the ability of the Breton for armament Forges and the consolidation of some buildings. This site was almost go into the abyss of time. A passionate yet took up this site so that local history to remember the importance of this industry that seems outdated today. Oh, really? The future will tell. The restoration of the site is not finished, and its owner, fond of history and heritage, already knows that the culmination of this project won't happen in his lifetime. A tour for lovers of history and metallurgy.
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  • Nice site, nice probably visit, but the guard, in midsummer, takes his lunch break from 12-14 h, leaving tourists plan and by totally closing the site. Too bad.
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  • Very nice site, restoration carried out with passion! We have received explanations exciting and living by the owner on the history of the forges, illustrative models to support, as well as two videos explaining the functioning of the forges and retracing the restoration of the site. Easily accessible electric bike rented in Paimpont (15-20 minutes)
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  • Superb but only accessible place for payment... the owner is friendly if you set the right to visit 7 euros! If you want to stroll, go your way, or agree to a 3 km detour, the bridge is closed.. .and we do not cross the private site of the ironworks
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  • very interesting to see good absolument.tres tell by the master of the House.
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  • Beautiful historic site with a very beautiful room (300 people sitting with dance floor). Beautiful setting with a pond beside
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  • Very nice place, preserving campaign. And very beautiful walks for lovers of Geocaching! Long live Britain..!
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  • My question is: why not have integrated the Forge Museum? Well it's ruins but not enough sign that could give life because not even an anvil to help visitors. € 5, I find it extremely expensive. Maybe the €6,5 with guided tour would be more suitable but unfortunately not possible during the week.
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