Industrial tourism

10 ideas for company visits

Venture inside the companies of Burgundy, of all sizes, and explore a whole different side to the region, thanks to industrial tourism. SEB, Crémant Veuve Ambal, Fallot mustard, the Perrin socks factory, Puisaye pottery, etc. Go behind the scenes of these French manufactured products from right here in Burgundy, and learn about the expert know-how of the past, and how it has evolved into today's industry! France has so much on offer!

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1 Temple of the French socks

Manufacture Perrin

Are you a fan of French manufactured products? In that case, come and take a tour of the Manufacture Perrin, the last remaining socks and tights factory, 100% made in France!

For an immersive experience into this fascinating world, come to the factory in Montceau-les-Mines where 4,500 pairs of socks are made every day.

Take a tour of this company

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2 A tour with a touch of spice!

Moutarderie Fallot

Fallot, the last great family-run mustard factory in Burgundy welcomes visitors.

There's a 1st visitor's area where you can learn about the history and traditions of this condiment. Then in the 2nd, you'll have exclusive access to the factory, to see the different stages of today's manufacturing process. Then, you can taste the products at the shop.

Take a tour of this mustard factory

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3 A culinary revolution

Seb Factory

The "Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne" (SEB) was founded in 1953 in Selongey and is well-known for its small cooking appliances, and the "super cocotte" (pressure cooker) in particular. Since that first product, SEB has gone from strength to strength, innovating and opening new industrial sites.

Despite this growth, Selongey remains the nerve centre of SEB. The site opens its doors upon request for associations.

In Tournus, the SEB group has a clearance outlet store for some of the most well-known products (Téfal, Moulinex, Calor, Rowenta, etc.) with minor defects or products from old collections.

Find out more about the clearance store

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4 A tour that will whet your appetite

Mulot & Petitjean

The family-run business Mulot & Petitjean is responsible for making the authentic "pain d'épices" such a well-known reference. This local speciality has been made according to the same traditional recipe for 220 years and visitors can now learn all about this local product of Burgundy.

Equipped with an audio guide, come on a historic, gourmet journey through the 5 different visitor's areas, from the loading bay for raw materials, to the shop at the end of the tour.

Find out more about the "pain d'épices" factory

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5 The wonders of clay

La Bâtisse pottery

For a long time, La Puisaye was one of the great stoneware production centres in France. Throughout the centuries, mankind learned how to work this abundant clay soil, using their hands.

The Bâtisse workshop has been run for generations by a family that started the great pottery dynasty of Puisaye. It is open to visitors and even organises courses.

Take a tour of this pottery workshop

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6 An exceedingly good sweet

Anis de Flavigny

Inside the former Benedictine Abbey in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, little sweets no bigger than peas are made, and are then exported to 119 countries and sold all over France.

They are called Anis de Flavigny, exceedingly good sweets that can be enjoyed, discovered and shared all year round at the "Fabrique".

Take a tour of the Fabrique des Anis

Le Cassissium
7 Unveil the secrets of blackcurrant


Védrenne liqueurs invites you on a journey into the fascinating world of the blackcurrant. You can take a tour of the production factory and see for yourself the various stages of transformation.

Also on the programme: discover the interactive and fun visitor's area, as well as opportunities to taste the crèmes, liqueurs and syrups for children.

Take a tour of the Cassissium

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8 Come and see what all the fuss is about

Edito cigars

Edito cigars is a small-scale factory that is fuelled by great ambition to make French "long filler" (whole leaves) and "hecho a mano" (rolled by hand) cigars.

Come and learn about the art of making and smoking cigars on a half-day or full-day discovery tour, including cigar "tasting" and conferences about the production locations, manufacturing stages, etc.

Take a tour of this cigar factory

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9 A mouth-watering tour

Dufoux Chocolates

Venture behind the scenes and learn about the MOF (Best Craftsman of France) chocolate-maker Bernard Dufoux who has been creating mouth-watering chocolate since 1960.  

In the summer, the workshop-shop organises educational tasting sessions in La Clayette in Saône et Loire. A tour that is guaranteed to make your mouth water!

Take a tour of this chocolate factory

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10 See how Crémant sparkling wine is made

Veuve Ambal

There is a walkway that overlooks the various workshops in the production site, so visitors can see how Crémant de Bourgogne is made: maturing cellars, workshops, robots, automatons, you'll soon know all there is to know about Crémant sparkling wine!

Commented tasting session of 3 Crémants de Bourgogne at the end of the tour in the tasting area inside the shop.

Take a tour of this Crémant production site

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... Industrial history Ready for a trip back in time?

Burgundy has an abundance of old production sites that have left their mark on the region’s industrial history. Foundries, mines, factories and other magical sites that immerse you into another world, another era!

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