Le Conservatoire de la Fourche

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Le Conservatoire de la Fourche

  • Conservatoire de la Fourche - Sauve
  • Conservatoire de la Fourche - Sauve
  • La Fourche de Sauve
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  • Conservatoire de la Fourche - Sauve
  • Conservatoire de la Fourche - Sauve
  • Conservatoire de la Fourche - Sauve
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Tradition and ancestral know-how


Workshop for making wooden forks with 3 branches , made in hackberry specially cultivated.
Since probably the 7th century, hackberry trees have been tamed here to grow in the shape of three very recognizable beaks which, after handling, will become a fork.

It used to be made up to 120,000 per year, highly prized because it is less dangerous for animal legs. This industry, specific to the town of Sauve and unique in Europe, was already reported in the 12th century.
It was Jean Antoine de Claris, Lord of Florian, who helped the intendant of the Cooperative to convince the King to leave the monopoly of manufacturing to the Sauvains.
Exhibition rooms with video on the work of the fork and presentation of the tools used.
Visit and sale.
A room presents the garrigue - fauna, flora, geology, hydrology - of the Sauve area through 8 interactive screens.


Hours :
From April to June & October:
Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
July, August and September:
Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
From November to Christmas school holidays and the month of March:
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekly closing:
Sunday, Monday and holidays

Exceptional opening:
European days of crafts
May 1 (open workshops)
European Heritage Days

Dogs accepted.

PRICES

Enfants à partir de 12 ans
2.50 €
Adultes
4 €
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Les Cazernes
26, Rue des Boisseliers
30610 SAUVE

Tel : +33 (0)4 66 80 54 46

E-mail : lafourchedesauve@orange.fr

Website : www.ville-de-sauve.fr

Website : ville-de-sauve.fr/decouvrir-sauve-3/

EQUIPMENTS - SERVICES

PAYMENT MEANS

CAF vouchers

Bank and post-office cheques

Cash

RECEPTION

Accès Handicapés

Animaux acceptés

Groupes acceptés

WE SPEAK

  • french
  • spanish
  • english
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