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Lower Segala

Les Martinets du Lézert


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

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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


Minimum group size: 20 person(s)

Maximum group size: 20 person(s)


  • Adults
  • Childhood
  • For all
  • Schools

Visit languages

  • French
  • Occitan


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
reception of groups by reservation (from 10 pers.)
Opening hours from May 01 to June 30, 2023
Sunday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2023
Wednesday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday 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 17, 2023
Thursday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.


Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult
3 € -
Individual child
1.5 € -

Free - Aveyron Ambassadors

Payment method

  • Check
  • Cash



  • Screening Room
  • Parking lot
  • Coach parking
  • Toilets
  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Accessible to disabled people
  • Service - Partly outdoors and partly covered
  • BBQ


  • Pet Friendly
  • Guided tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits

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