Wooden Toys of Le Queyras
This woodworking tradition began in the 17th century. Here, winters are long, so to whittle away the time, our forebears carved wood to create furniture and toys. During your visit, you can also stop at Arvieux to visit L’Alpin Chez Lui, a traditional wooden toy factory set up in 1920 to fight the rural exodus. The company, which is still in operation, offers a range that has evolved through the years, as well as the same models that have been made since its start. Definitely one to visit, this place is a treat for adults and kids of all ages.
The wood industry is still very active in Le Queyras. Many craft workers continue the tradition while innovating in cutting-edge sectors, such as construction with wood and renewable energy. Here, wood is a witness of the past and the way of the future. Come and check it out.