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The Forge of Hérémence

Hérémence

The forge is one of several buildings at the heart of the village of Hérémence. Practically unchanged, the building holds historical architectural interest, but is also of social interest, since it bears witness to the necessarily varied activities of the mountain people prior to industrialisation, which was particularly rapid in this valley.

The base of the building certainly dates back to the sixteenth century. Nearly 300 years after its founding, the forge of Hérémence is creating renewed interest. Although this kind of craftsmanship died out with the arrival of the large dams, its significance endures. The forge remains communal. It is no longer used to shoe mules or make tools, but has become a part of the region’s heritage.

 

Contact

The Forge of Hérémence

The Forge of Hérémence

027 281 15 33

heremence@valdherens.ch

1987 Hérémence



Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.180078427590594, 7.404879726505214