Forge of Savignac-Ledrier Museums / Arts and Insdustrial Heritage in Savignac Lédrier

Opening hours

Open

  • 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

Closes at 05:30 pm

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 5 427 reviews

  • 漫旅C'est Si Bon

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by 漫旅C'est Si Bon on 11/08/2023

    Lovely walk around (free visit for the outside area)

  • 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.

  • MiWi 55

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by MiWi 55 on 06/07/2023

    A great place if you are interested in industrial history. For about 100 years iron and steel was produced here in the valley. Two young men ( and their dog) were wonderful guides who provided a lot of interesting information about technical and social aspects of work and life in the past of the forge.

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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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