Discovered

“I’m producing the same style of bell that was made when the company opened in 1829 and with the same skills that have been handed down for 6 generations. So I carry a certain responsibility, that’s for sure. Responsibility towards all the farmers that count on me, as well as towards the Valley, which I represent in a way. The only changes I’ve made have been to preserve the environment. I’ve replaced my oil-fired furnace with an electric one, which is ten times more energy efficient. For polishing, I use pebbles and water collected from my roof. In fact, I now use just one chemical for protecting the steel when it goes into the furnace, and I want to get rid of that too. I’m going to create a mix of onion, urine and tallow like they did in the old days and then I will have 100% ecological bells! “

Thomas Devouassoud,
Bell maker

Discovered

The Devouassouds have been making bells from father to son for 180 years. These cast-iron bells enable shepherds and cowherds to unmistakably recognise their animals from afar. Here we forge the links of tradition.

Let’s hear it for tradition:

www.sonnettesdevouassoud.com

Thomas Devouassoud,
Bell maker

Discovered

“Personally, I don’t really go out into the mountains. Short walks are enough for me. But I must admit, this valley is really magnificent! Le Brévent is not to be missed. Nor are Les Drus, as I really like them. “

Thomas Devouassoud,
Bell maker