nearly 7 centuries (since 1336 according to BOTTEE-RIFFAULT)
gun powders have been produced in France, as well as pyrotechnic
devices for various uses: ammunitions, hunting and shooting,
space, mines and quarries, automotive safety, etc.
industries have such a long history.
a result exists an important heritage, intellectual as well
as industrial, which Association
des Amis du Patrimoine Poudrier et Pyrotechnique (A3P)
wishes to protect and make known.
purpose of this site is to take part in this action, as a complement
to the information provided by the Lettre
du patrimoine poudrier et pyrotechnique , by: