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Le Bas-Ségala

Les Martinets du Lézert à La Bastide l’Evêque


La Bastide-l'Évêque
D269 - Martinet de la Ramonde
12200 Le Bas-Ségala

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About Us

In the heart of the Gorges de l'Aveyron, at La Bastide l'Evêque, discover the Copper Forges of the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries. Meet enthusiasts who are reviving the profession of "martinaire". Guided tour and demonstration of copper striking.

An unusual visit : the Swifts of Lézert, a unique heritage to discover in the heart of Ségala, at La Bastide l'Evêque. Come and meet passionate volunteers who will share with you the fabulous adventure of this place.

A unique story : in the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries, at the foundation of the episcopal fortified town, a copper metallurgy activity developed on the Lézert stream. There are thirteen swifts that functioned until the XNUMXth century. In these forges, the copper was hammered in order to make the outlines of cauldrons, pots and other tools intended for the boilermakers.

An incredible human adventure : forgotten for a long time, it is thanks to the passion of a few inhabitants that the martinet de la Ramonde will come back to life. After thousands of hours of reconstruction work, the sound of the hammer resounds again in the valley.

A remarkable reconstruction : the restoration of the martinets illustrates the know-how of the martinaires in copper metallurgy.

We speak: English, Occitan


  • Mill
  • History
  • Popular arts and traditions

Location details

  • Near a GR
  • On the outskirts of the village


Group accepted from 20 to 20 people


  • Adults
  • Children
  • For all
  • Schools

Visit languages

  • Français
  • Occitan


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Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
reception of groups by reservation (from 10 pers.)
Opening hours from May 01 to June 30, 2024
Sunday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
Wednesdays Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to September 30, 2024
Thursdays Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.


Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult
4 € -
Individual child
2 € -
Adult group
3 € -

(under 12)
Free - Aveyron Ambassadors
Children's group - School group
(free for educational purposes)

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Screening Room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Toilets
  • Picnic area.
  • Accessible to disabled people
  • Service - Partly outdoors and partly covered
  • BBQ


  • Guided tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits

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