La Filature de Belvès Museums / Arts and Insdustrial Heritage in Monplaisant

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Opens at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Dutch spoken
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • English
    • Located in an old mill in the Nauze valley, with its impressive machine room, the spinning mill bears witness to the industrial heritage of Périgord. In the footsteps of the workers, visit the spinning mill through demonstrations, interactive exhibitions and videos, follow the transformation of the raw wool to the thread.

      Games, slideshows, videos, informative panels and models will allow young and old to discover wool fiber in all its forms.

      Experiment with the gestures of wool: it's up to you to handle the cards and the bobbin!
      Discover impressive industrial tools from the beginning of the 20th century: the carding wolf, the rewinder, the continuous spinning machine, the winder... Significant restoration and regular maintenance work was necessary to preserve all these beautiful mechanical.

      Spinning is:
      ► a place of learning: Designers and professionals offer a range of courses and workshops to learn or perfect their textile know-how in a spirit of exchange and conviviality.
      ► a place of production: We acquired a Dutch felting machine so that the team could produce felt intended for textile manufacture. 2014 marks the entry of the Filature into the departmental network of the Route des Métiers d'Art.
      ► a specialized shop: The spinning shop is linked to the theme of the site: it offers a wide choice of wools, models, textile materials to be transformed as well as articles made by local or national designers.

      Animation events:
      • Vintage Escape Game for children all year round.
      • School holidays: felt-tip workshops with the family.
      • Arts and Crafts Days.
      • Day of the mills the 3rd weekend of May.
      • Heritage Days in September.
      • Courses and adult courses with enthusiasts, all year round.
      Find the calendar of events on http://filaturedebelves.com/agenda-de-la-filature/

      VINTAGE ESCAPE GAME
      Immerse yourself in the world of the 30 glorious years, working life in the 1950s. Re-discover what marked this period of the golden age of spinning (work pace, leisure, progress, etc.) Visit the spinning mill at through a fun and instructive escape game! Activate your brain, strain your ears, test your skill, take up the challenges and decipher the messages to succeed in your mission. An adventure to share with family or friends.

      Click here for more information !

      OPENING :

      July-August: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      June and Sept: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Saturday.
      The rest of the year: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
      Annual closing at the end of December and January.

      Last visit 1 hour before closing.

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Traveller Reviews La Filature de Belvès

4.5 sur 5 478 reviews

  • Philip Williams

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Philip Williams on 28/08/2022

    We visited after visiting the small town of Belves and getting a ticket for the Troglos caves for later in the day. After lunch with an hour and a half to kill we came across this as something to visit. We arrived c 1.45 with the cave visit at 3. Initially we were nervous as no one was around and were not sure what we were getting for our entrance fee. I have to say however that in the end we wish we had had more time! This is a brilliant place to visit. We were very warmly welcomed by our guide who was really really excellent (I'm afraid I didn't catch his name, though he has a beard and is from Paris!) We made a felt flower and had an interesting explanation of the history of the mill. After that we toured the mill itself which is very interesting, though due to needing to head back up to Belves we left, though we could have easily spent another 20 or 30 minutes there (and we couldn't do the escape game as that only in French). 5 stars and an extra for our guide!

  • Ondine Francis

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ondine Francis on 06/02/2024

    Excellent place to visit with kids.

  • joost

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by joost on 17/07/2022

    We visited the filature as part of our visit to Belves, together with the town and the ‘troglos’ it made for a varied visit. This interesting piece of industrial heritage is well preserved, in working order, but not actually working. The machines are well greased which preserves some of the original factory smell/sensation. Most of the machinery was installed in 1949 when the original water powered mill was extended with a largely electric powered machines. The visit included a short ‘workshop’ in which we made a felt-flower, and for children an escape game makes the factory easier to explore.

Traveller Reviews La Filature de Belvès

4.5 sur 5 73 reviews

  • "Fantastic place"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by R4068UBjeB on 02/06/2022

    Really great place to visit. Fantastic shop with good selection of made products and yarn. Staff were so friendly and helpful. The setting is gorgeous. Definately worth a stop

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  • "Woollen Mill"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Talented49 (London, United Kingdom) on 20/03/2020

    This old mill is now a museum staffed by some lovely people. There is a tour or you can walk around with a self guided tablet. Therehave been mills in the vlley driven by water power for a thousand...

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  • "Most Interesting Wool Factory"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Travelingagain4us (Orlando, Florida) on 04/07/2016

    No longer a factory, but rather a museum, with clothing that was made in-house. Very friendly and knowledgeable personnel. Take note of the hours, since they are no open all day long. The stroll...

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La Filature de Belvès

Address

Fongauffier
24170 Monplaisant

GPS coordinates

44° 47'4.84"N, 1° 0'41.69"E

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