Patrimoines culturel

Les Sonnailles Daban

It is in the municipality of Bourdettes, close to the walled town of Nay, that you will find one of the last workshops manufacturing cowbells in France. Here, at the foot of the Pyrenees, where pastoralism and transhumance are still present, the Maison Daban (founded in 1795) works with iron plates to make bells that are brazed in a vacuum oven. These bells are real "musical instruments" of mountain livestock. In the workshops and thanks to a video, visitors learn about this know-how that has been passed down for seven generations. Its superior expertise earned it the "Living Heritage Company" label.

Location and address
Contact information
122 Z.A Samadet
64800 BOURDETTES
GPS : 43.1912390, -0.2653197

Itinerary

Schedule and opening

From 01/09/2021 to 24/12/2021

Information

General description :
It is in the municipality of Bourdettes, close to the walled town of Nay, that you will find one of the last workshops manufacturing cowbells in France. Here, at the foot of the Pyrenees, where pastoralism and transhumance are still present, the Maison Daban (founded in 1795) works with iron plates to make bells that are brazed in a vacuum oven. These bells are real "musical instruments" of mountain livestock. In the workshops and thanks to a video, visitors learn about this know-how that has been passed down for seven generations. Its superior expertise earned it the "Living Heritage Company" label.

Pet accepted : No

Spoken languages : French

Disabled access facility : Yes

Come in a group

Group accepted : Yes

Number of people maximum : 60

Number of people minimum : 20

Coach parking : Yes

Price and payment
Prices

Basic price - full adult price : 7,50 €

Group price : 5,00 €

Group price : 2,50 €

Children's price : 3,50 €

Free of charge : 0,00 €

Payment
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash
  • Bank transfers