Exceptional craftsmen highlight the diversity of know-how that irrigate Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

From 27 March to 2 April, Nouvelle-Aquitaine will host the 2023 edition of the Journées européennes des Métiers d'art (JEMA). With the theme «Sublimate daily life», these days combine sustainability, proximity and creativity. An opportunity not to be missed, to discover amazing know-how, both traditional and innovative, that make the cultural and tourist richness of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

For a week, open the doors of the New Aquitaine workshops and introduce yourself to passionate professionals during a workshop.                                                                                                                                                                                             

FAROL opens its workshop (17)

Manufacturer of marine knives since 1996 and labeled Living heritage company since 2013, the universe Farol invites you to discover the work of metal, wood, leather during the visit of cutlery workshops.

Immersion in the city of the Aubusson tapestry (23)

In Creuse, the chamber of crafts and crafts Nouvelle-Aquitaine invites you to an introduction to tapestry techniques. The history of this know-how inscribed in the intangible heritage of UNESCO will no longer be a secret for you after visiting the exhibition and demonstrations offered on site.

To discover the makhila (64)

Journee europeennes des metiers d art makhila tapisserie
Retissage de tapisseries anciennes et création de makhila

Traditional walking stick of the Basque Country, the makhila is a know-how inscribed in the intangible heritage of UNESCO. Discover images behind the scenes of its manufacture.

Porcelain spirit inspires the world of disability (87)

Because ceramic creation appeals to all our senses, Porcelain spirit collaborates with the association Autism 87 to offer creative dialogue workshops with young people with autism disorders.

Key figures: crafts in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

  • More than 4,200 craft and craft businesses
  • 160 Living Heritage Companies
  • 7 Masters of art in activity
  • 168 Master Craftsmen in Crafts
  • 1,700 Artisans d'Art
  • 60 craft training institutions

Source: INMA Resource Centre, latest data available