Traditional expertise

Ancestral know-how

Traditional craft trades play an important role in the Corrèze and the emphasis here is on excellence. Accordions, traditionally-made local liqueurs and aperitifs, barrels, copperware, lace, cabinet-making, wood- and slate working are some of the products and skills that shape the region’s historic, artistic and economic heritage. In recognition of their expertise, Denoix distillery, Chéri Bibi hat-maker, Borzeix Besse chocolate-maker and Maugein Accordion factory have been awarded the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label for their commitment to keeping heritage alive.

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Denoix liqueur master
Denoix liqueur master - BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Awarded the «Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant» (Living Heritage Company) label. Denoix has been producing traditionally made local liqueurs and aperitifs in its 19C distillery in Brive since 1839.
Accordion factory Maugein in Tulle
Accordion factory Maugein in Tulle - TULLE
Awarded the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label for its contribution to living heritage, the Maugein company, founded in 1919, produces a wide range of diatonic and chromatic accordions. Route
La cholaterie Lamy
La cholaterie Lamy - BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Presentation of a range of home-made chocolates (over 35 types of sweets and chocolates). Visit the production workshop of the master chocolate-maker Éric Lamy. Courses available (based on 3-8
Sothys is a family company and the heir to a long-standing tradition for quality and excellence. It is particularly keen on human values and production in France. The administrative headquarters,
Les Pans de Travassac in Donzenac
Les Pans de Travassac in Donzenac - DONZENAC
Unique in Europe, the Travassac slate quarries offer an opportunity to explore an unusual, magical site with cliffs in excess of 100m high. Learn about the skills and techniques of the quarry workers,
Le couteau de Corrèze workshop
Le couteau de Corrèze workshop - COLLONGES LA ROUGE
The Corrèze knife is typical of the region and has its own registered trademark. Its design is unusual, both in its shape and in its spring which is shaped like a sweet chestnut leaf. Free
copperware golsmith
copperware golsmith - CUBLAC
jean boisserie creates, by hand hammer , pièces in copper, pewter, sheet bronze, silver and gold. he reproduces archaeological objects or fabricates original
Tulle needlepoint lacework worshop
Tulle needlepoint lacework worshop - TULLE
Created by the Association Diffusion et Renouveau du Poinct de Tulle, an association established to promote this traditional skill, this workshop presents the main lace-making techniques on square
Le Comptoir d'Herboristerie
Le Comptoir d'Herboristerie - SAINT AUGUSTIN
Located in the heart of the Monédières massif since 1976, The Comptoir d' Herboristerie is specialized in the production, processing and trade of medicinal and aromatic biological plants. The
Rougerie & Fils distillery
Rougerie & Fils distillery - MAUSSAC
Liqueurs made from wild fruits and berries. A Mountain label food product. This company, founded by master-distiller Benoît Rougerie in 1800, specialises in the production of natural eau-de-vie from
Le Comptoir du Chocolat
Le Comptoir du Chocolat - TREIGNAC
A tour which provides a fascinating insight into the history of chocolate worldwide, along with a workshop demonstration. Tasting room. Entrance fee. Open from April to August. Guided tours at 3pm
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