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Grande forge de Buffon

Closes in 10 min: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 18:00
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Well presewrved history

This well preserved piece of history should be high on everybody list of places to visit by canal... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Newcastle, Australia
Grande Forge du Buffon

Interesting old forge for smelting iron ore built by the Compte du Buffon in 18th century. He was... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Marilyn B
London, United Kingdom
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25 Sep 2016
“Check your arrival time”
29 Aug 2016
“Well presewrved history”
Chef d'oeuvre du patrimoine industriel du 18ème siècle, construite par le célèbre naturaliste : le comte de Buffon. Il s'agit d'un complexe intégré qui possède en un seul lieu toutes les étapes de fabrication du fer : le haut-fourneau, l'affinerie...more
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Grande Forge de Buffon, 21500 Buffon, France
+33 3 80 92 10 35
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Last entry time in morning 11:30. Closed for lunch until 14:30. Didn't have time to wait until it reopened. Man on cash desk gave us an English information leaflet so at least we knew a bit about the site.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This well preserved piece of history should be high on everybody list of places to visit by canal, road, bike or foot. Easy access for those not good on their feet.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Interesting old forge for smelting iron ore built by the Compte du Buffon in 18th century. He was an eminent naturalist and scientist and the forge is now a museum

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 5 June 2015

While visiting Fontenay (and combining a discount ticket) the forge de buffon is not to be missed. You can walk/cycle from Montbard, or sail your boat up the canal du burgougne or you can drive there like we did.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Tomdicconharry
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We spent a very interesting hour and a half exploring the buildings and grounds of the renovated Grande Forge de Buffon. The power hammers used to be powered by the force of the water running in the waterwheels. You can see one of the power...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank rjontheroad
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Understated but fascinating, well renovated, well annotated and friendly staff. Outdoor - don't go in the rain!

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The forge has been lovingly restored, but they could do so much more with this site. Bit like most tourist attactions in this area. They have so much potential but dont hit the button.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank jeaton72
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The Grande Forge du Buffon has been renovated and rebuilt and comprises several buildings to wander through. There's a film in French for that lasts for 12 minutes at the start. No English subtitles so you can brush up on your comprehension! Each building has...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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