Thiers, The Cutlery Capital Built upon the hillside beside the Durolle River Valley, is the culturally rich and historic timbered buildings of Thiers, known to many as the 'Cutlery Capital'. Seeped in the history of its once thriving knife-making factories and heritage, it as an historic holiday destination that will educate while capturing the imagination of the whole family. Hiring a car in Thiers makes travelling around the town simpler, and means you can take in all the cultural landmarks and attractions. On the D289 you will find our nearest branch, situated only a five minute drive, and roughly a 2 minute walk from town.