Since the mid-19th century briar root, gathered in the Massif des Maures, has been used to make pipes. This wood is known for its resistance to heat and for the flavours its releases. Of the five workshops which once existed in Cogolin, only Courrieu still carries on this traditional know-how. At this workshop, thought to be one of the oldest in France, the pipes are cut, chiselled, calibrated, sealed, turned and reamed using briar root from the Maures mountains.
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