Witness to an industrial adventure of more than 160 years, the Cuivrerie de Cerdon is reborn in 2022 to offer you an incredible immersion in the secrets of the workshops and make you discover demonstrations of unique know-how.
REVOLUTION EXPERIENCE !
Nestled in a village bathed in rivers conducive to industry, the copper factory of Cerdon was born in the era of machinery. Testifying to a rare know-how throughout the world, La Cuivrerie de Cerdon has transformed multiple metals for more than 150 years. Everyday utensils or prestigious objects, the latter has supplied both the great French kitchens and luxury hotels such as The Carlton Hotel in Monte Carlo .
A FAMILY HISTORY
The history of the Cuivrerie de Cerdon is first and foremost that of the Main family, who decided in 1836 to found a first metalworking workshop, before settling in 1867 in the heart of the village of Cerdon. Initially a specialist in weighing pans, its know-how developed rapidly to meet the needs of other industries of excellence at the time, and this is how the Copperworks of Cerdon equipped, for example, silk spinning mills, and in particular those of Claude-Joseph Bonnet's emblematic factory, a few kilometers further, in Jujurieux.
A FACTORY THAT SHINES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Over the years, the notoriety and talent of the Cuivrerie de Cerdon is such that it has become the official supplier of the French Art de Vivre, and shines throughout the world. From Tomioka, where it supplies 300 basins for Japan's first State silk spinning mill (now listed as a World Heritage Site), it also supplies the entire eastern world and the Maghreb market with trays, perfumes, teapots, lamps, Arab stirrups for equestrian parades...
For almost a hundred years, the copperworks never ceased to mechanize the work of coppersmiths. The beautiful epic will however suffer from the loss of the men of the family during the First World War.