In Nogent and the surrounding region, cutlery-making is an ancestral skill, which dates back to the 14th century. Nowadays, the cutlery-makers of the Nogent basin keep this tradition alive by offering top-of-the-range knives for trade and private customers.
The unmissable Pelletier Centre - Cutlery Museum in Nogent, dedicated to Nogent's cutlery-making heritage, tells the story of this prestigious artistic craft and its production methods through a series of superb collections of knives, scissors and surgical instruments, from the 18th century to the present day. The place also has exhibits about the work of craftspeople in the old days, and the different stages of the manufacturing process.
Don't miss the Cutlery and Scissor-making Fair in June, organised by the brotherhood of the Nogent cutlery basin, which features exhibitors from the local area and further afield, as well as forge demonstrations.