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Soucht, a quaint village nestled in a valley in the Northern Vosges, surrounded with magnificent dense woods, was the capital of clogmaking at the beginning of the 20th century. There were about thirty clogmakers in the village at the time, out of a population of 1100. Clogs were worn by most people in the Middle Ages, irrespective of social status, but where is this type of footwear worn nowadays? Discover a clogmaker's former workshop, with its traditional machines and hand tools (an adze for the rough shaping of the beech block, a stock knife for shaping, a hollowing tool for scraping out the wood from the inside etc.). Watch the professional clogmaker give a demonstration and listen to the video tape. Wonder at the impressive collection of clogs (over 100 models) from France and the whole of Europe, clogs for all uses: birth, weddings, snow&, clogs for everyday use and carved, painted or varnished clogs for festivals, clogs of all sizes, from the biggest to the smallest (made out of olive stones), all authentic collectors' items. Come to Soucht and learn about this rural craft that has disappeared. Parking site and picnic area close by.
- Price advantages :
- Free for children (age limit) : 14
- Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Guided tour for groups
- Services offered : Workshops/classes
- Amenities services : Toilets