Situated in the western part of Hispaniola, Haïti shares the island with the Dominican Republic. The Pearl of the Antilles is also made up of smaller islands (Tortuga Island, Île à Vache, etc.), every one of them just as beautiful. Your stay in Haïti will take place in sumptuous surroundings, edged by long expanses of sand one moment, and rugged cliffs the next.
The village of Noailles, the wrought iron capital
In the region of Croix-des-Bouquets, the village of Noailles is the heart of Haitian craftsmanship. A unique artisan tradition of ironwork has evolved in the west of the country. A multitude of craftsmen and artists have settled here.
A UNIQUE HERITAGE
Far from the beaten track, the visit to this cultural site is above all an encounter with the inhabitants who love to share their passion and experience. From workshop to workshop, visitors discover a world of creativity. The manufacturers at work welcome passers-by who wish to learn more about the blacksmith’s trade. The ornamental objects of the village of Noailles make wonderful, authentic souvenirs from Haiti.
THE ARTISTIC SOUL OF THIS CARIBBEAN JEWEL
In 2009, a museum dedicated to Georges Liautaud (1899-1991) was inaugurated in the village of Noailles. This Haitian blacksmith fashioned unusual crosses for the cemetery graves, as well as sculptures made from recycled metal. Since then, the art of wrought iron has become a Haitian tradition.
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