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Les Forges de Pyrene

Avenue de Paris, 09330, Foix, France
+33 5 34 09 30 60
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Not much for Non- French speakers

I think we'd have got a lot more out of this if we could all speak better French, as it is there... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Excellent presentatioin of the XIX and early XX centuries industrial activities

You will find here , presented through an excellent museography tools, machines, and products of... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Serge L
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In the middle of the countryside, nestled in a shady 5-hectare park, by a gurgling river, there is a village that came back from the past... A village where bygone days come to life again, where an- cient trades and tools are back in action. Come and experience History, 5 km from Foix! Meet Philippe (Zézé), Didier and Kamel... the blacksmith, clog maker, and baker of olde. These three legendary charac- ters are here to show you the ever so revo- lutionary skills and methods of yesteryear.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenue de Paris, 09330, Foix, France
+33 5 34 09 30 60
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I think we'd have got a lot more out of this if we could all speak better French, as it is there wasn't much to do in terms of interaction for the kids and we weren't hugely impressed. Others have found it great though, so...More

Thank BerkshireDoha
Reviewed 28 July 2017

You will find here , presented through an excellent museography tools, machines, and products of the different crafmanship and industrial activities of the last century. But on the extensive estate, on the bank of a river, there are small houses presenting in action some of...More

Thank Serge L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Lots to see, an interesting few hours spent enjoying the history of metal work in the Ariege area. Loved it

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Museum as well attractions were absolutely great! Very nice staff also. Close to Foix. We recommend very much!

Thank דלית א
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Not real fun for non French, cause everything in only in French. All info written & spoken & signs are only in French. And then 30 min. presentation in French with lots of talking and not real action is too much for non French adults...More

1  Thank MaschaIsaak
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Very nice to do with kids. They can interact with different attractions. People that work there are very involved

Thank JenkeGoffa
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This museum is very different to anything I have ever seen. There are some great artefacts and very interesting exhibits. However, it is all in French. It was fascinating and I wish that there had been information in English as well. The presentations were amazing...More

Thank Hdwarner
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Initially I thought that a couple of hours would be enough but with the demonstrations at the different workshops of ancient crafts (the different forges and the forge hammer worked by an old water turbine, bread making and clog shaping etc), it is easy to...More

2  Thank westeam
Reviewed 1 August 2015

i can't remember how much our ticket was but it can't have been too expensive. Absolutely loads of free parking and an enormous restaurant. First is the visit to the museum of France through the ages and the different jobs that existed and the tools...More

Thank judith s
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This museum with live demonstrations shows you how people in the past worked in Foix. There is shoe maker, a man who makes combs from the horns of cows, and a historic (working)forge. There is also a very nice display on how people lived in...More

Thank Samfromlakeland
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15 February 2017|
Response from forgesdepyrene | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. Dogs are not allowed in the park. However, a free individual kennel is available on site. For more information, feel free to contact us on 0033 5 34 09 30 60 Best regards.
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