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Musee de la Coutellerie

Rue de la Coutellerie, 63300 Thiers, France
+33 4 73 80 58 86
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Always learning somethig

Very worthwhile tour and explanation and demos on knife making. Its done in French but you can... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
D'Arcy P
Pine Grove, California
Interesting insight

Interesting exhibits and live displays. It is only in French but the staff have some English and... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Gary B
via mobile
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Rue de la Coutellerie, 63300 Thiers, France
+33 4 73 80 58 86
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Very worthwhile tour and explanation and demos on knife making. Its done in French but you can gather from the demo most of the info

Thank D'Arcy P
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Interesting exhibits and live displays. It is only in French but the staff have some English and there is an English facts sheet to read. A little knowledge of French helps make it even more enjoyable. Definitely worth a look

Thank Gary B
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the museum visit that takes place in two locations. The guided tour of the museum was interesting and informative. The museum itself has an impressive collection of cutlery. The second part of the visit was in the workshop with an...More

Thank DavidCB1
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have to disagree with the reviewers who said this museum is not adapted for English speakers. Perhaps we were just lucky, but on arrival at the first part of the museum, we were first offered the short film in English, and then advised to...More

Thank dordognegirl
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were in the area with French relations who wanted to visit the medieval town that is well known for making hand made knives etc. I think it must be a French thing as my French relations bought knives and then used them for eating...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

A nice museum, educational and interesting, that gives a pretty good idea of the knife-making tradition of Thiers. The young people that led the guided tours and the demonstrations were especially professional and pleasant. But from what I could tell, the tours, demonstrations and written...More

Thank Zoe R
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Thought this was going to be dull and geeky but it was really interesting. Demonstrations of how knives were made, excellent explanation of the processes and a real feel for the people who worked in this skilled yet incredibly hard industry. Some beautiful pieces to...More

1  Thank crobson58
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Medieval town of Thiers near Clermond Ferrand is a fascinating old French town built along a steep hillside ,looking down on centuries old houses and factories ,fast flowing rivers. you can visit the remains of the old knife making factories on foot ,or hop on...More

1  Thank Val H
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Museum on three locations. Gives a clear insight in how knives were made in the past. We visited the first two locations since the third one is 2 miles away (car needed). In the second part of the museum, a two minute walk from the...More

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