Shoe industry

Footloose and fancy free!

The history of the shoe is a big part of local life in Romans-sur-isère, a town near Valence in the Drôme.

From the beginning of the last century and up until the post-war thirty-year boom, the shoe industry flourished in Romans, and thanks to this, the town was put firmly on the map.

To really showcase this heritage and expertise, numerous trades popped up throughout the area. Come and meet and chat to the passionate people working in this industry, and unveil the secrets of shoemaking.

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A closer look

Feedback from our visitors

Whether they are experts of the area, locals, just visiting for the day or here on holiday, they told us about their encounters with the creators, workers, craftspeople and other passionate locals, and the time they spent in the shops and workshops throughout the beautiful town of Romans: what they liked, what they didn't like, what they did, their recommendations and favourites. Come and read their feedback!

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