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The copper foundries of La Bastide l'Evêque existed in the 14th century and stopped working in the 19th century. The name "martinet" refers to the water powered hammer used in the foundry. Here, copper was beaten out into "coupes noires" (black cups) which were then sent to be finished elsewhere, including to coppersmiths in Villefranche. Today, the Ramonde foundry has been brought back to life by the Martinet Association.

Open all year round for group visits by reservation, from 1st May to 30th June on Sundays and public holidays from 3-6pm and from 1st July to 30th September on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and public holidays from 3-6pm.

Capacities & Services

Languages : EN FR OC Visit : FR OC

Equipments and services

  • Accomodation for groups
  • Barbecue
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Educational tours
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Guided tours
  • Pets allowed
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic tables
  • River
  • Toilets


  • Botanical trail
  • Trekking

Opening & Prices

opening times

    from 01 may 2022 to 18 september 2022


Rates 2022

  • Single adult : 3,00€
  • Single child : 1,50€

Methods of payment

Cheque - Cash


Visite des Martinets du Lézert
La Bastide-l'Évêque
RD269 - Le Martinet de la Ramonde
12200 Le Bas-Ségala
lat. 44.353600 - lon. 2.125100

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