Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Vendée Miniature

Manufacture of architectural and horse-drawn models
50 rue du Prégneau
85470
Pays-De-La-Loire

Find us on the Route of EPV:

Sale with the private individuals

The company makes models of buildings and animal-drawn vehicles. It uses the techniques of cabinetwork, masonry, carpentry, roofing, electricity, decoration and mechanisms to animate the characters and animal-drawn vehicles.

It has exceptional know-how in miniaturisation of buildings, techniques and processes. The manager is an expert in several domains, which he applies at a 1:10 scale: woodworking, using his cabinetwork background, know-how in building, in making mechanisms to animate characters, and in making animal-drawn vehicles. In addition, he is skilled in many professions, in miniature, that are gradually disappearing, such as chair-maker, barrel-maker and blacksmith. The manageress is specialised in making clay and slate tiles. She has made respectively 80,000 and 25,000.

 

For the Musée Vendée Miniature, which features a 1:10 scale village from the last century, 650 characters and 10,000 accessories were hand-made.

 

The clientele consists mainly of individuals (tourists) and groups (associations, schools, retirement homes).