Marchez sur les traces des couteliers Thiernois et fabriquez votre couteau

The stay

Stay 2 days/1 night from Saturday 14 p.m. to Sunday 12 p.m. This stay is an invitation to discover the fabulous cutlery history of Thiers and learn how to assemble your own knife! Full board.

Welcome to Thiers, a town built on a rocky outcrop facing the Puys chain.
When you walk through the medieval city, the narrow and winding streets lead you to encounter half-timbered houses, turrets and pretty shops.
But, what has made this city famous, beyond the French borders, is its fabulous cutlery know-how that you will discover through this stay.
Walk in the footsteps of the cutlers and visit the museum dedicated to them. It takes up the whole history of Thiernoise cutlery and offers demonstrations of assembly, old-fashioned grinding, polishing.
Did you take notes? It's up to you !
Go to a cutlery shop to learn how to make your own knife or a spreader for children.
If you still have a little time, make a stop at the Cité des Couteliers to see Thiernoise cutlery production in the 21st century.
The stay ends with the valley of spinning wheels where there are still the remains of the mills that were used to grind knives.

1 Day:
Arrival in Thiers.
14 p.m.: Visit to the cutlery museum:
It traces the history of cutlery in Thiers, from its establishment to its industrialization. Admire the fabulous collections of knives from the XNUMXth century to the present day and the demonstrations carried out by knife makers. In the basement, an industrial forge is reconstructed with sound and light which makes you easily understand the harshness of this ancient trade.

16 p.m.: Workshop to create a Le Thiers® knife at the Robert David cutlery:
It's up to you ! Unique experience that the Robert David cutlery offers us to mount a knife, even like the Thiernois cutlers.
You are guided and carried by the words of a cutler in this work of creating and making your own knife.
Don't worry, you are supervised by professionals.

19 p.m.: Departure for your accommodation.
. Welcome drink served by your hosts.
. Dinner at the table d'hôtes.
. Overnight.

Day 2:
. Breakfast
. Depart for the Vallée des Rouets with your picnic basket.

Don't leave Thiers without stopping off at the Vallée des Rouets.
An exceptional site which for several centuries concentrated two of the main cutlery activities: the grinding and polishing of blades. These operations took place in spinning wheels, or sharpening mills, operated by the hydraulic force of the Durolle.
Within Le Rouet, the work was divided between grinders on the ground floor and polishers upstairs.
A 4 km walk along the Durolle river to be done independently.
Picnic basket provided.

  • Number of nights: 1
Services & equipment
  • Full board
Rates & payment

The price includes :

  • 1 night in a guest room, double or family room,
  • 1 dinner at the guest table (excluding drinks),
  • 1 breakfast at the guest table,
  • 1 welcome aperitif,
  • 1 lunch in the form of a picnic basket,
  • 1 guided tour of the cutlery museum,
  • 1 knife making workshop for adults or spreader for children (5 to 7 years old).

The price does not include:

  • Transportation,
  • the drinks,
  • The personal expenses,
  • the insurance,
  • The tourist tax,
  • visits not scheduled in the program.
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