Vallee des Rouets, Thiers

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  • In nature, you park near the village of Château-Gaillard and scroll down to the river Durolle. You follow the River in the footsteps of the grinders for 3 kms and you discover the history of cutlery in nature, some vestige of old mills tell you the life of these grinders that used the force of the River to work. Be well shod, the path is not long but is however of medium difficulty and is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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  • Magic in the middle of unspoilt nature, a journey in the footsteps of these grinders artisans who gave notoriety of capital of cutlery in Thiers
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  • The small tour along the (for the most part only sparse) ruins of old forging completes a visit to Thiers. In the autumn, the road to a few places with moist stones and autumn leaves is somewhat cumbersome. It is compensated by the beautiful foliage coloration. You should be reasonably sure-footed. On two sections, about 120 meters are to "manage". Too bad the way downstream as flatly applied. So, you must reverse the last ruin on the same path. Duration approx. 1 hour for both sections.
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  • It is a very pretty ballad. The old wheel is still in a State that allows well realize activity that there was deployed. Of the guide's comments were very interesting. We can be aware of the difficulties of the life of people at the time. This place is worth a stop.
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  • Interesting journey which tells well the story of those who faconnaient the famous knives from Thiers.
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  • Beautiful place, walk 30 min with accessible way, very well maintained, along the river and passing between the spinning wheels, and another walk that she is a return of 45 min. course in the shade all the way at the expense of the river! Don't miss great place! Possibility for a guided tour by asking the home upstairs.
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  • Unique place, excellent hospitality and explanations
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  • Valley that breathes that heavy recent work of the artisan coutelliers. Great refitted to the visit of the general public, we feel very strong presence of those people who have worked hard in these places. An important heritage, and a staple in country Thiernois
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