Le sac du Berger | Workshop tour
Visitors will have the opportunity to discover and see for real close to the work of leather craftsmen: Saddlery, Leather Goods, Manufacture of leather clothing, Manufacture of shoes and sandals.
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Workshop tour

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover and see for real close to the work of leather craftsmen:

Saddlery, Leather Goods, Manufacture of leather clothing, Manufacture of shoes and sandals. A testimony of an artisanal approach in rural micro-economy in the era of globalization. A welcome session, a slideshow, a walk through the buildings, the boutique, everything will be set up to be immersed in the world of the shepherd and his bag, “silent and faithful witness of the mysterious familiarity of man with sky”.

How to go to our workshop:
Don’t follow the GPS!

If you are on the A75 highway, heading towards Montpellier or Clermont-Ferrand,
take exit 48, then head for ‘Cornus’, ‘vallée de la Sorgue’.

 

It is then a 30 minute drive to your destination.

 

Drive through the villages of  Cornus, then Fondamente and Saint-Maurice-de-Sorgue.

 

Right before entering the next village, Latour-sur-Sorgue, follow the signs that indicate to turn left. You still have 4 kilometers to drive on a small road in the middle of a forest before arriving at the hamlet of Layrolle where the Sac du Berger’s workshop is located.

 

Welcome!

If you come from Saint-Affrique, take the direction of ‘Cornus‘,
vallée de la Sorgue‘, from the crossroad located next to the « 12 stars » gymnasium.

 

It is then a 25 minute drive to your destination.

 

Drive through the villages of Lapeyre, then Versols and Saint-Félix-sur-Sorgue.

 

On exiting the next village, Latour-sur-Sorgue, follow the signs that indicate to turn right. You still have 4 kilometers to drive on a small road in the middle of a forest before arriving at the hamlet of Layrolle where the Sac du Berger’s workshop is located.

 

Welcome!

Visiting hours:

In July and August: every day at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm

Other periods or groups upon booking at +33(0)5 65 99 36 60

Duration of visit:

One hour

Types of tours:

Guided for individuals, guided for school groups, guided for groups (see below)

Free Parking, free bus parking

Visiting fees:

Per person 3 €

Groups (8 and more) 2 €

Free under 12 years

Cultural context of the workshop’s visit:

The Layrolle workshops, in the heart of the Regional Natural Parc of the “Grand Causses”.

The Larzac, land of struggle, shelters in its wild and grandiose landscapes the heritage of the Templars and Hospitallers dating from the 12th century. Many sites testify of the know-how and the wealth of these Orders. The agro-pastoral vocation of this country is as assertive as in the past, thanks to the large production of sheep’s milk necessary for the production of the famous Roquefort cheese.

The abbey of Sylvanès, fully renovated, houses an international cultural center mainly dedicated to sacred music.

La Couvertoirade, in the heart of the Larzac, a unique medieval city, a living testimony of the Templars and Hospitallers’ presence, where shepherds and sheep descend from the Grands Causses midmountains.

The Roquefort cheese caves, backed by the Combalou mountain, where the famous cheese is refined.

Around the Sac du Berger ‘s workshop:

You will find around the workshops of the Sac du Berger in Layrolle activities and services to fully enjoy the discovery of our territory.

Le domaine d’Alcapiès, the domain welcomes you all year round in guest house and restaurant in an old farmhouse of the fifteenth century in a picturesque village.