Throughout the festival, knife enthusiasts will be able to take part in a host of activities that showcase the cutler’s skills, expertise and the passion for this tool that can become a genuine work of art in the hands of experts. This year, visitors will be able to explore the cutler’s village, the site where it all began.

The Companions of the Confrérie du Couteau Le Thiers will be hosting a knife assembly workshop where visitors will be given the opportunity to design their own Thiers® knife. Forge demonstrations will be led by the Companions, blacksmithing friends and apprentices from the training centre.

A metal sharpening and metal working area will be organised with the participation of the Fédération française de la Coutellerie. There will also be many other associations showcasing their activities: Associations des Vieilles Lames, Confrérie du Tire-Bouchon, Les Rasophiles … We hope you enjoy discovering the Festival and its Thiers basin.

Catering and accomodation

Refreshments

After strolling through the festival aisles, visitors can refresh themselves by having lunch on site (a catering service is available on request at the various bars at the fair). They will also be able to visit the many restaurants in Thiers and its surrounding area in order to discover the gastronomy in Auvergne.

Accommodation

Coutellia enjoys a reputation of international standing, which is why Thiers and its region boasts many hotels, guest houses or campsites that can accommodate the festival’s ever-increasing number of visitors.

ACTIVITIES IN TOWN

MUSEUM

FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUMS!

Your entry ticket offers you free access to the Cutlery Museum, throughout the whole duration of the festival. This offer is also valid for the Cité des Couteliers.

TO SEE

MUSÉE DE LA COUTELLERIE

The museum has over 700 articles on display for visitors: pen knives, folding knives, razors or tableware.

58 Rue de la Coutellerie – Tel. 04 73 80 58 86
Open every day from 10h to 12h and 14h to 18h

 

TO SEE

LA CITÉ DES COUTELIERS

The Cité des Couteliers invites you to come and discover the technological sophistication of the industrials in the Thiers basin, the modern outlook of its artisan cutlers and knife-makers along with the articles they currently design and produce.

1 rue Conchette – TEL.: 04 73 80 58 56
Open every day from 14h to 18h

SHUTTLE TIMETABLE

The festival organises a free shuttle service for visitors between the Jo Cognet room, where Coutellia is held, and Thiers town centre. Two shuttles are available to visitors throughout the weekend, stopping at the festival site, the Cutlery Museum and Thiers Town Hall.

SATURDAY 18th MAY

SHUTTLE 1

  • 10h00 > 10h07 > 10h12
  • 10h30 > 10h37 > 10h42
  • 11h00 > 11h07 > 11h12
  • 11h30 > 11h37 > 11h42
  • 12h00 > 12h07 > 12h12
  • 12h30 > 12h37 > 12h42
  • 14h00 > 14h07 > 14h12
  • 14h30 > 14h37 > 14h42
  • 15h00 > 15h07 > 15h12
  • 15h30 > 15h37 > 15h42
  • 16h00 > 16h07 > 16h12
  • 16h30 > 16h37 > 16h42
  • 17h00 > 17h07 > 17h12
  • 17h30 > 17h37 > 17h42
  • 18h00 > 18h07 > 18h12
  • 18h30 > 18h37 > 18h42
  • 19h00 > 19h07 > 19h12

SHUTTLE 2

  • 10h15 > 10h22 > 10h27
  • 10h45 > 10h52 > 10h57
  • 11h15 > 11h22 > 11h27
  • 11h45 > 11h52 > 11h57
  • 12h15 > 12h22 > 12h27
  • 12h45 > 12h52 > 12h57
  • 14h15 > 14h22 > 14h27
  • 14h45 > 14h52 > 14h57
  • 15h15 > 15h22 > 15h27
  • 15h45 > 15h52 > 15h57
  • 16h15 > 16h22 > 16h27
  • 16h45 > 16h52 > 16h57
  • 17h15 > 17h22 > 17h27
  • 17h45 > 17h52 > 17h57
  • 18h15 > 18h22 > 18h27
  • 18h45 > 18h52 > 18h57
  • 19h15 > 19h22 > 19h27

SUNDAY 19th MAY

SHUTTLE 1

  • 11h00 > 11h07 > 11h12
  • 11h30 > 11h37 > 11h42
  • 12h00 > 12h07 > 12h12
  • 12h30 > 12h37 > 12h42
  • 13h00 > 13h07 > 13h12
  • 14h00 > 14h07 > 14h12
  • 14h30 > 14h37 > 14h42
  • 15h00 > 15h07 > 15h12
  • 15h30 > 15h37 > 15h42
  • 16h00 > 16h07 > 16h12
  • 16h30 > 16h37 > 16h42
  • 17h00 > 17h07 > 17h12
  • 17h30 > 17h37 > 17h42
  • 18h00 > 18h07 > 18h12
  • 18h30 > 18h37 > 18h42
  • 19h00 > 19h07 > 19h12

SHUTTLE 2

  • 11h15 > 11h22 > 11h27
  • 11h45 > 11h52 > 11h57
  • 12h15 > 12h22 > 12h27
  • 12h45 > 12h52 > 12h57
  • 14h15 > 14h22 > 14h27
  • 14h45 > 14h52 > 14h57
  • 15h15 > 15h22 > 15h27
  • 15h45 > 15h52 > 15h57
  • 16h15 > 16h22 > 16h27
  • 16h45 > 16h52 > 16h57
  • 17h15 > 17h22 > 17h27
  • 17h45 > 17h52 > 17h57
  • 18h15 > 18h22 > 18h27
  • 18h45 > 18h52 > 18h57
  • 19h15 > 19h22 > 19h27

ACCESSIBILITY

The festival aims to bring together all knife and cutlery enthusiasts and those involved in the cutlery industry for a weekend. In line with these values, Coutellia ensures that people with disabilities benefit from improved accessibility to exhibition areas and events.

OPENING TIMES & ENTRY FEES

Various activities and access to the Cutlery Museum.

Day ticket: 10 euros tax inc.

Weekend ticket: 15 euros tax inc.

This year, the Coutellia festival will take place on May 20th & 21st. It will be open continuously, welcoming visitors between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and between 10am and 6pm on Sundays.

The festival is free for children under the age of 15 years.

Useful numbers & Addresses

Contact organisation
Telephone : 04 73 51 66 63

Thiers Tourist Office
1 Place du Pirou 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 65 65

Musée de la Coutellerie
58 Rue de la Coutellerie 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 58 86

Cité des couteliers
1 rue Conchette 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 58 56

Creux de l’Enfer
85 avenue Joseph Claussat 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 26 56

Donation Calamy
1 place du Pirou 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 65 65

Thiers train station SNCF
Avenue Etienne Guillemin 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 09 69 36 39 68

Taxis

Aurega Denis
6 chemin Champs 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 06 88 10 25 03 / 06 63 38 14 66 / 04 73 80 34 68

Taxi Dorat
30 Chemin Gardelle 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 09 83 21 55 90 / 06 98 12 19 65

Monchalin Laurent
1 rue de Clermont 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 51 85 40 / 06 62 14 36 06

Denis Magny
6 avenue Voltaire 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 51 36 89 / 06 16 03 83 33

Goutte Daniel
60 avenue Libération 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 06 16 03 83 33

Chaleil et Cie
9 rue de Paris 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 51 08 21

Puggioni Luigi
Les Pins de Ravailloux 63300 Thiers
Telephone : 04 73 80 20 11 / 09 77 74 07 18