Our Traditional Artisans of France in Australia: Webinar Replay

Watch our business partners, Laurent and Thomas, as they discuss their journey to become master craftsmen from world-renowned French trades university, Les Compagnon du Devoir.

For more than nine centuries Les Compagnons du Devoir “The Companions of Duty” have been providing high quality training for young people in a variety of manual trades. Training offers both apprenticeships and higher-level skills training for traditional and modern techniques. Trainees move between workplaces all over France and abroad, learning a trade but also about themselves, through experience of different people and cultures.

Training helps students achieve high intellect in one of 30 trades from initial qualifications through to Masters degree (Australian equivalent).

Les Compagnons du Devoir are one of two schools in the world recognised under UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage safe-guarding program.

Watch Thomas (a blacksmith and metal fabricator) and Laurent (a furniture maker) with fellow Compagnons, Anthony (a joiner) and Bertrand (a pastry chef) as they discuss our 800-year old legacy, rigorous study pathway, French traditions, their completed major works, through to life now in Australia.

This is the last webinar episode of the first series which discusses French culture by a panel of experts mostly living in Australia, and all speaking English. These free events have been curated by Le Festival Brisbane.

The webinars for other topics will soon be available. Please contact us if you’d like to know more.


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