Label – Art and artisans
Here, you could learn to work with leather, visit the renowned Cherbourg umbrella factory, hunt for bargains in a flea market or visit one of the Impressionist museums dotted along our beautiful coast.
Or why not…
disappear in one of the less known art galleries, or discover the ancestral secrets of Bayeux and Alençon lace-making.
The Norman know-how is unlimited…
Come and discover how flax is transformed into linen in small workshops, hidden in the heart of beautiful parish enclosures.
Enjoy the benefits of cosmetics issued from the sea, buy sea-faring clothing or admire the beautiful village of Pont-Aven which famous painter Gauguin loved so much.
Or let yourself be enraptured by our magical artisan glass blowers or by the talent of a master weaver.
These and many more Breton talents await you…
Travel back in time and dive into the Middle Ages with today’s craftsmen. Basket-weavers, potters and blacksmiths will show you how they still use unchanged ancestral techniques and traditions, centuries on.
Why not discover all the heady scents used at an artisanal soap maker? Or you could come and learn everything about about silk-worm farming in a small factory nestled in a troglodyte village where you will see the exceptional quality of the resulting silk.
Could we tempt you to learn the secrets of an upholsterer? There is so much here you could discover…
Come and wander through the streets of Bordeaux, where you can admire a wide range of graffiti and street art.
Or, for the food-lovers among you, why not learn the ancestral pressing techniques still used today to produce the highest quality walnut oil? If you have ever used saffron to jazz up your food, why not learn with us where it came from and how?
Wooden wine barrels are still made by barrel-makers (or coopers). Come and see them in action and learn why how the barrel gives local wine their French touch.