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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
Very interesting

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

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Joanne W
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenue de Paris, 09330, Foix, France
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+33 5 34 09 30 60
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Went with our daughter and small grandchildren. Some very interesting things to see - especially the various activities on at various times. But for English speakers perhaps a little difficult, as the demonstrators naturally spoke in (rapid) French. Some nice play equipment for children -...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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!

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Hdwarner
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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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