Forge of Savignac-Ledrier

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm

Opens June 1 at 10:00 am

Closing

  • from October 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

Services

  • open 7/7
  • English
    • On the banks of the Auvézère, announced by the rustle of the water, the Savignac-Lédrier forge is one of the most remarkable sites of the Périgord vert. Certified in 1521, it was listed as a historical monument in 1979.

      Overlooked by the Renaissance castle of the blacksmiths, this forge produced cast iron and iron using a blast furnace and a refinery until 1930, a wire mill producing long tips, then essentially sardine box keys, lasted until 1975.
      The plant’s operation was based on the use of hydropower and the use of a peasant workforce, only in winter.

      The site is accessible all year, a path goes around the forge in an enchanting setting of water and forest. Videos of the visit are available on the course, to be viewed on the smartphone (free wifi on site).

      The reception is open from early June to late September for guided tours.

      Open:
      June & September: Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
      July & August: Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Guided tours from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, except on Sunday afternoons. Visits with a leaflet the rest of the time.
      Off-season group tours available on request.

      Rates:
      Full price: 6€ / reduced 5€ / group 5€
      Children: from 3€ to 4€ / free under 8 years.
      Discounted rate on presentation of the entrance ticket of the Vaux papermill.

      Contact:
      Office de tourisme Naturellement Périgord
      Tel: 05 53 52 29 79 / 05 53 52 29 17 (during the opening period)
      tourisme@naturellementperigord.fr
      naturellementperigord.fr

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Traveller Reviews Forge of Savignac-Ledrier

4.6 sur 5 338 reviews

  • Willem Taildeman

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Willem Taildeman on 19/06/2021

    We didn't went in but the surroundings are perfect for a small walk around.

  • Margaret Norah

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Margaret Norah on 11/09/2021

    Not open every day from September. Lovely trail along the river.

  • John Ellis

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by John Ellis on 11/09/2020

    It was like being in Riven, with an old iron works as the location. Quite magical, especially as there was hardly anyone else there

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Forge of Savignac-Ledrier

Address

Forges de Savignac-Lédrier
24270 Savignac-Lédrier

GPS coordinates

45° 21'58.85"N, 1° 12'53.55"E

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