A glimpse into French knife-making at Laguiole

The Forge de Laguiole workshop can be visited for free

l'équipe des collaborateurs de la Forge de Laguiole

You can visit the workshop (free guided tour on request) between 9am-12pm and 1.30-5.30pm. The site is closed on Sundays off-season.

  • Public holidays: the shop is open but there are no workshop tours
  • Sundays: shop open (check with us first as it depends on the time of year) but there are no workshop tours
  • In July and August visits take place all day and include a demonstration of knife assembly (30 min) and a tour of the workshop (30 min). Please contact us for group tours.


To whet your appetite for the tour, you can also sample the fare at the beautiful hotel-restaurant Relais & Châteaux run by the Michelin-starred Bras family, the famous Laguiole cheese, and an aligot (a local dish of potatoes and cheese) made by the cheese cooperative Jeune Montagne.

Forge de Laguiole

Route de l'Aubrac - BP 9 12210 Laguiole - France

Getting to Forge de Laguiole

Tel. : +33 (0)5 65 48 43 34  Fax: +33 (0)5 65 44 37 66

email :  commercial@forge-de-laguiole.com