Maison Esnault

Puy du Fou

Maison Esnault and the Puy du Fou

A long story…


Tristan Esnault

In 1998, Tristan Esnault joined the Puy du Fou, the now-famous theme park located in Vendée.
Then, he started to showcase his creative talent and his knowledge in front of visitors.
In the park, his forges are now a must-see appointment between all the different shows…
As a colorful blacksmith, Tristan Esnault established himself as a major figure among the artisans; he developed the activity and became the master blacksmith of the park’s forges…
Today, we are pleased to see Maison Esnault presenting its activities in the theme park.

The reduction of iron ore

We present you a unique activity in France for its recurrence.
One reduction of iron ore occurs every Friday over the summer period,
that is to say 24 reductions a year at the Fort de l’An Mil.
Using regional ores, we have produced our own steel for our high-end knives since 2004.

The Bloomery

This reduction of iron ore occurs every Friday at the Fort de l’An Mil.
Then, you can see a permanent exhibition there.

The Bloomery

There amongst other things, you can admire the bloomery, the finery forge and anvils,
as well as a window explaining the different steps concerning the production of iron.
This exhibition can be seen every opening day from 10a.m. to 8 p.m. when night-time shows are scheduled
and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the other days.

The Bloomery

Forged cutlery

Every opening day of the Puy du Fou,
we forge carbon steel straight knives in front of visitors.


Forged cutlery

This activity occurs at the forge of the Fort de l’An Mil behind the Vikings show.

The Forge of the Fort de l'An Mil

There you can admire amongst other things,
our collections of forged knives and swords every opening day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. when night-time shows are scheduled
and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the other days.

The Fort de l'An Mil

Jewelry

Every opening day of the Puy du Fou, we present you our jewelry workshop
where our jewelers make some of the handcrafted sets of jewels in front of visitors.


The jewelry Workshop

This workshop is located at the Fort de l’An Mil, behind the Vikings show.

The jewelry Workshop of the Fort de l'An Mil

There you can admire amongst other things,
our collections of jewelry and knives every opening day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. when night-time shows are scheduled
and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the other days.

The Fort de l'An Mil

Ironwork

Every opening day of the Puy du Fou,
our craftsman in wrought iron makes ironware in front of visitors.


Ironwork

This demonstration occurs at the forge of the 18th Century Village.

The Forge of the 18th century village

There you can admire amongst others, our collections of jewelry,
knives and ironware every opening day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. when night-time shows are scheduled
and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the other days.

The 18th century village