One-of-a-kind reconstruction of an "argue" making gold and silver thread like in the 17th century.
Based on diagrams in the Grande Encyclopédie, the machine is 7m long, 3.5m high and works perfectly.
Come and explore the heritage, architecture and landscapes of the "Land of Art and History" Trévoux Saône Valley at Le Carré Patrimoines with models, photos, videos and more. It's also home to Trévoux Hospital's apothecary.
Trévoux Château was built in the late 13th century by the Lords of Thoire and Villars to protect the town and show their power. The octagonal dungeon has superb views of the River Saône, Monts d'Or, Beaujolais and La Dombes.
The former Dombes Parliament has amazing paintings on the themes of Justice and Peace in the hearing room. It's still a place where justice is done as it's district court. Guided tour from Tourist Information.
Explore the narrow streets of Trévoux, the former capital of the Dombes Principality, and soak up its fascinating heritage on this walking tour.
The history and architecture of the amazing buildings is explained at each step.