in Sainte-Brigitte

Les Forges des Salles

Breton industrial heritage – museum.
Located south of Lake Guerlédan, in the Quénécan forest, a few kilometers from the Bon Repos abbey, and close to the towns of Pontivy, Rostrenen and Mûr de Bretagne, the Forges des Salles, intact since the cessation of their operating in 1877, constitute the finest example of Breton industrial heritage.
Listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments since 1980, the Forges des Salles site is a testimony to working life in the steel industry in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.
Since 1990, the exceptionally well-preserved former steelworks village can be visited freely or with a guide: industrial installations, ironmaster's house, workers' and foremen's housing, canteen, school, chapel, terraced gardens, nothing has changed since the blast furnace was shut down in 1877. Many parts have been refitted in the old way according to their original function. A video brings the different professions of the forge back to life: coal miners, miners, iron workers. Today, the forge has fallen silent, giving way to birdsong and the rustling of the wind in the trees. It wasn't always this way... A stroll around the village will allow you to experience, hear and feel this beautiful XNUMXth century adventure.


  • Industrial site
  • Ecomuseum
  • Manufacturing

Location details

  • In campaign
  • In forest


Language(s) of the visit



Basic price – Adult Full price
9 €-
Reduced price
7 €-
Group rate
7 €-
Group rate
6 €-


Payment methods

  • Payment cards
  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash



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56480 Sainte-Brigitte
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