Welcome to La Coutellerie de Laguiole

Guided or self-guided tours, discover a unique know-how.

COVID 19 information: plan to arrive about 10 minutes before the start of the visit.

Workshop visits and booking

Thank you for your interest in the traditional craftsmanship of our Laguiole knives (Knifemakers & Forge in Laguiole).

Our three different tours offer you the chance all year round to learn about our traditional professions and to share the passion for Laguiole knives.

In one and the same place.

Our shop and our main tour are air-conditioned.

Free visits

The main tour: free visits to the knifemakers’ workshop

About 40 minutes

We welcome you all year round. Free visits from Monday to Saturday. Departure times: 11am - 2.30pm - 3.45pm - 5pm.

On Sundays & public holidays, please contact us.

No reservation is necessary. Please arrive about 10 minutes before the tour begins. 

The program :
For the first part of the visit, you will settle in our amphitheatre. A professional will give a presentation on the Laguiole knife: its history and legends, its evolution, why real and fake Laguiole knives, how to sharpen a knife, ...

Then, in the second part of the tour, you will visit the Coutelier workshop.

One of our Knifemakers will demonstrate the shaping of the handle of a Laguiole and you can, if you wish, leave with it!  

With more than 6 adults, the visit is guided for both parts.

With less than 6 adults, the first part is in video form and the second part is guided in the cutlers' workshop.

Visit in French language.

Possibility to follow the tour in English  and German  with the loan of a written guide.

Take advantage of the visit to have your knife sharpened or engraved (conditions and prices in store). 

Our technical visit: discover our forge

About 15 minutes

Discover how the blades, springs and bolsters are made … Toute l’année, du lundi au vendredi : visite libre, didactique gratuite.

Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 (Friday 17:10).

Our historical visit: our museum of the Laguiole knife

About 20 minutes

Come and admire our heritage of forged objects, in particular the finest collection of old Laguiole knives.

On certain afternoons you will have a chance to wonder at the forge for Damascus steel (layered steel). 

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free for our customers.

Groups - Prepare your visit

In 2019, about 550 groups came to visit us.

A group consists of at least 10 people.

We ask groups to make a reservation (we are open 7 days a week).

Parking for coaches, cars and motorbikes available.

Language of the visit : French.  Lnglish language on request.

English speaking  on-demand.


Would you like to visit our handcrafted cutlery in a group? Contact Virginie by email (gestion@layole.com) or phone (05 65 51 50 14)

In bus

A private car park near the cutlery entrance is at your disposal to welcome you. 

By motorcycle

Strolling on the Aubrac? Discover our know-how in all serenity, we keep your helmets.

By horse

Any plans for an equestrian outing? You will be able to tie up the horses for the time of a visit.

How to find us ?

Address: route d’Aubrac – zone Artisanale La Poujade – 12210 Laguiole

GPS coordinates: 44.684117, 2.856651

Parking for coaches and cars.

Disabled access.

We cannot be seen from the road. You need to drive onto the industrial estate to find us (250 meters).

Our building has a GREEN “La Coutellerie de Laguiole” sign and at the front there is a statue representing a hand holding a Laguiole knife

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