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The abbey of Bonneval, from the 12th century, was initially a monastery of the Cistercian order, then aboned in the revolution, the ruins were rebuil in 1875 by a community of Trappistines. The nuns lived from their manual work, and made excellent chocolate: the famous chocolate of Bonneval.
Aubrac, 'Alto Braco' in an old local patois, meaning 'the high place' is located on the Aubrac Plateau at 4422 feet altitude. The village, a very rich place historically speaking, is listed as a Historic Monument and is a stop-over on the Way of St. James. The stop-over gîte is hidding in a tower dating from the 14th century, built as a protection against the English during the Hundred Years War.
Ce parcours est au départ de la station de ski de Laguiole au Bouyssou. Le parcours fait 9 kms mais il existe 2 raccourcis pour ceux qui ne veulent pas faire la randonnée en totalité.
An unmissable stage after the free visit of the workshop, guided and commentated of the "Coutellerie (knife makers) de Laguiole Honoré Durand" workshop - a living space with the the Damascus steel blacksmith (the only blacksmith in Laguiole to forge Damascus steel).
Come and visit our artisanal workshop, you will discover a young qualified and passionate team who will explain different stages from the forge to assembly of a traditional Laguiole knife. You can also discover their creations and unique pieces.
Jardin Botanique de l'Aubrac (Botanical Garden of the Aubrac) - New for 2011 - discovery area dedicated to wild plants of the Aubrac. For everybody: children and adults (individuals, families, groups, school trips...).
Artisanal fabrication, creative models, damask steel bladed knives, table art. Complete range of chef's knives and scissors. Sharpening, repairs and engraving on site. New: we also make figures out of nails in our workshops, on the following themes: sport, music, leisure, jobs. " Le Clou de Laguiole " brand and models registered. Workshop shared with Benoît l'Artisan (from father to son) situated in the heart of the village, place du Toural. Possibility of guided visits. Wholesale and retail sales.