In a bucolic setting, a shady park of 5 hectares, crossed by a river, nestles an unforgettable village... 

A village of yesteryear but very much alive where the trades and tools of yesteryear are once again taking pride of place. 

5 km from Foix, come and live a time of history with Philippe (Zézé), Fabien, David and Frédo the famous blacksmith, clog maker, baker and schoolmaster of the site. They lift the veil on the gestures and methods of a bygone era but oh so revolutionary.

The museography area and its collection of 5,000 tools completes a visit rich in moments to share.

Young and old alike will love it!


A true living history book, the Forges de Pyrène plunges the visitor into the universe of the 19th and 20th centuries, through lively workshops, the gestures of yesteryear and the life of the craftsmen.

You will also be welcomed, depending on the opening of their shops, by our craftsmen - animators: the blacksmith's workshop, the clog maker, the bread oven, the master glassmaker, the writing workshop, not forgetting in the river "Scios", the gold digger in summer. 

Please note, up to 6 workshops per day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, the majority of the workshops are covered and work even in case of bad weather; we wish you a good visit.


The museum of the trades of the past, of the Forges de Pyrène, gathers the largest collection of tools and objects illustrating the crafts of the past.

130 trades in 5000 pieces. From the most well-known to the most unusual, the trades are staged through a slide show, an educational room and personalized guided tours for groups. The trades are grouped around five thematic areas: - itinerant trades

- agriculture and breeding
- domestic life
- housing
- clothing