Les Forges de Pyrène
Les Forges de Pyrène
4.5
Speciality MuseumsAmusement & Theme Parks
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Les Forges de Pyrène, the village that came back from the past... Where time stopped, where men and machines from the last century come back to life. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 1900s Ariège villages that still resonate in this shady 5-hectare park at 5 km from Foix.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles377 reviews
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Very good
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silvio b
Valletta, Malta14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Wonderful time a big thanks to the water powered forge operator and the blacksmith who after a whole explanation in french had the time for my family in English.
PLEASE at least inside the museum where the tools of different trades are beautifully displayed PLEASE again a description in English is very appreciated i think after all these reviews begging for English something could be done the place is lots of fun and educational worth the visit but again it could be GREATER if at least we could read the description
Written 15 September 2019
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Good morning, First, thank you for the review and your comment about team's passion. We are so glad to annonce you that we took notes of your remarks and this year, all descriptions in museum are going to be traduce in English, Spanish and catalan 😁 Hope to see you back soon to discover this ! Have a nice day !
Written 27 February 2020
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Wiltshire_Ian
Devon, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We arrived mid-afternoon and unfortunately didn't really have enough time to visit everything and experience all the exhibitions. You really need a good half-day. Lots of the demonstrations occur at the same time and are at hourly intervals so to see them all takes several hours. The commentaries are in french but you'll get the gist if you just watch. We particularly enjoyed the basket weaver. The restaurant wasn't open while we visited so suggest you take your own food and drink. Well worth a visit.
Written 13 July 2019
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Good Morning ! Thank you for the review ! It is a pleasure to read you enjoyed your experience at Forges de Pyrène. :) Activities have been proposed at different hours so you can do one after another. But, yes, there is a lot of activities and we advice more than 3 hours to do all of them. Have a nice day and see you soon :)
Written 27 February 2020
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Jeff B
Snohomish, WA129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We enjoyed our day at Les Forges. It would have been better if we spoke French but it was still worth it. The working forge powered by water was really cool and the kids also enjoyed the old fashioned games.Spent probably two to three hours here and then had lunch on the grass in the shade across the parking lot by the creek.
Written 16 April 2019
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Eileen & Michael S
Barnsley, UK269 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 - but the demonstrations seemed likely to be a bit hard for them.

One big disappointment - we were there on a lovely Sunday afternoon - the restaurant was closed (after Sunday lunch presumably) and so there were no cafe facilities! That is to say, no drinks available, no ice cream. How is one expected to stay for several hours to take in all the various displays without any refreshment? Very odd and very disappointing.
Written 12 May 2018
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Good morning, Thank you to taking time to rate us. We take note of your comment. To make your travel through time more special, our entertainers train regularly in order to be able to explain in several languages ​​the old trades they present. Moreover, there is now a "guinguette" in site to take a coffee, eat artisanal ice cream or drink local beer or lemonade :) Have a good day !
Written 17 March 2020
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BerkshireDoha
Newbury, UK86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
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 maybe we missed something!
Written 13 August 2017
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Good morning, Thank you for taking time to share your impressions. We have taken note of it and we inform you that our explanatory panels in the museum are now translated into several languages, including English. Moreover, our animators train regularly in order to be able to explain in several languages ​​the old trades they present to make your experience more interactive. We thank you for your understanding and wish you a good day!
Written 23 March 2020
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Serge L
252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 the most important crafts such as baker or blacksmith. It is really impresive to see how were ironworks until the WWII.
You must not miss it if you pass near Foix.
Written 28 July 2017
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Joanne W
Tewkesbury, UK262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Lots to see, an interesting few hours spent enjoying the history of metal work in the Ariege area. Loved it
Written 29 April 2017
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דלית א
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Museum as well attractions were absolutely great! Very nice staff also.
Close to Foix.
We recommend very much!
Written 11 September 2016
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MaschaIsaak
64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
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 and kid of 6/7 years.
We did also expect real farm animals.... none.
Or kids to be able to do own search for "gold" in river.
What was very impressive & good combination of talk (trying English & even Dutch) & action is the old and still working on waterenergy iron & steel workplace. 🍀
Written 29 July 2016
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Hello, Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with us. We have taken note of it and we inform you that our explanatory panels in the museum are now translated into several languages. Moreover, our animators train regularly in order to be able to explain in several languages ​​the old trades they present. We thank you for your understanding and wish you a good day!
Written 17 March 2020
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Jenke G
Antwerp, Belgium277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Very nice to do with kids. They can interact with different attractions. People that work there are very involved
Written 13 December 2015
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