Discover the last remaining nail factory in France!

Enter the France's only nail factorythe Clouterie Rivierre, and discover a absolutely unique know-howpractised on machines over 100 years old for some!

Based in Creil, near Chantilly and Compiègne since 1888today, it is'today classified as a Living Heritage Company.

The smell of oil and hot metal, the hammering of machinery on iron, the light streaming through the shed roofs... you'll enter an atmosphere worthy of a Zola book! The Clouterie Rivierre has also been used for several films!

During the guided tourYou can meet the employees and learn more about the various stages in the manufacture of more than 2,800 references of spikes and nails fashioned from the 325 vintage machines.


The guided tour takes place every Wednesday Bookings required (strongly recommended), at 2pm and lasts around 1? hours. Recommended for children aged 8 and over.

During the school holidays workshops are organised for children.

Are you a small group? Treat yourself to a private guided tour ! Every weekday, by appointment only and for a maximum of 10 people, the Clouterie opens its doors just for you!


 – Closed shoes trainers for safety (MANDATORY)

 - The plant is neither heated nor air-conditioned, so adapt your clothing to the weather and take something to drink if necessary.

 - For greater comfort, remember to bring earplugs or headphones for the visit to the nail machine room.

 - The machines in operation are noisy, so we strongly advise against taking children under 5 on the tour.


  • Specific thematic animation
  • Demonstration
  • Children's workshop


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: no

Tour languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • French English



  • Free parking
  • Bathroom
  • Shop


Child rate 6 €
Other rate 12 €
Adult rate 12 €

Means of payment

  • Bank card
  • Cash

Specific information

Covid information

Structure ouverte : oui

Visit by reservation. Wearing a mandatory mask and disinfectant gel available.

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From 01 January to 22 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open from 14h à 15h30
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

By reservation. For groups: possibility of reservation from Monday to Friday.