Discovering the "Tavillons"

Description

Have you ever seen the roof of a chalet covered in small wooden slabs? They're called "tavillons" !

"Tavillonnage" is a wood-based technique for covering and waterproofing roofs and facades that has been used for centuries in our mountain regions. This ancestral know-how is the trade of the "tavillonneur".

The choice of wood, splitting and preparation of the shingles all take place in winter. We invite you to find out more about this "tavillon splitter" activity. Most of this work is still done by hand, and requires a good knowledge of wood and its characteristics.

You'll meet the "splitters" who will explain their trade and its secrets to you! This is a unique opportunity to meet enthusiasts who practise one of the oldest trades in our region. To discover...

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Included Services
  • Explanations of the tavillonneur's trade

  • Splitting demonstration and explanation of tools and techniques

  • Test your splitting skills!

Meeting Point

In Rougemont, at the workshop, at the farm:

Route des Allamans 128

1659 Rougemont

Conditions
  • Open to everyone aged 10 and over.

  • Minimum of 2 people and maximum of 5 people.

  • No special equipment required.

  • This activity takes place in all weathers.

  • This booking gives you access to the above-mentioned activity only.

  • In the event of cancellation or modification up to 2 days before the date of arrival, the service provider will not deduct any charges.

  • In the event of late cancellation or amendment or no-show, the full amount of the booking will be charged.

  • If you have any questions about the activity, please contact the organiser by email or by telephone during office hours.

Language

French and German.

Timetable

From 10.30am to 11.30am.

Have you ever seen the roof of a chalet covered in small wooden slabs? They're called "tavillons" !

"Tavillonnage" is a wood-based technique for covering and waterproofing roofs and facades that has been used for centuries in our mountain regions. This ancestral know-how is the trade of the "tavillonneur".

The choice of wood, splitting and preparation of the shingles all take place in winter. We invite you to find out more about this "tavillon splitter" activity. Most of this work is still done by hand, and requires a good knowledge of wood and its characteristics.

You'll meet the "splitters" who will explain their trade and its secrets to you! This is a unique opportunity to meet enthusiasts who practise one of the oldest trades in our region. To discover...

More Information

Included Services
  • Explanations of the tavillonneur's trade

  • Splitting demonstration and explanation of tools and techniques

  • Test your splitting skills!

Meeting Point

In Rougemont, at the workshop, at the farm:

Route des Allamans 128

1659 Rougemont

Conditions
  • Open to everyone aged 10 and over.

  • Minimum of 2 people and maximum of 5 people.

  • No special equipment required.

  • This activity takes place in all weathers.

  • This booking gives you access to the above-mentioned activity only.

  • In the event of cancellation or modification up to 2 days before the date of arrival, the service provider will not deduct any charges.

  • In the event of late cancellation or amendment or no-show, the full amount of the booking will be charged.

  • If you have any questions about the activity, please contact the organiser by email or by telephone during office hours.

Language

French and German.

Timetable

From 10.30am to 11.30am.

Location
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