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Nicolas celebrates its 200th anniversary with an off-the-shelf series of Liadou ®

Liadou Nicolas

Alliance of viticultural tradition and innovation, Nicolas meets Le Liadou ®

Nicolas entrusted the Liadou du Vallon ® with the celebration of its 200th anniversary and the production of 200 Liadou ®special editions. The fruit of the meeting between the greatest wine merchant in the world and the famous traditional knife of the Marcillac winegrowers gave birth to a model specially designed for the event.

Chateau d'Arcin

A knife vinified in Haut-Médoc and shaped in Marcillac

A symbolic object of the wine industry, this Liadou ® corkscrew is unique because its handle is fashioned from barrels from the mythical Château d'Arcins. This estate, one of the oldest in Haut-Médoc, was created in the 14th century by the order of the Templars.

Couteau 200 ans Nicolas

The light red tint of its handle is given by vinification for 2 to 3 years, followed by drying for 5 years. As tradition dictates, and in order not to cut the friendship, this model was offered accompanied by a 5 cent coin to a few customers and privileged partners of Maison Nicolas.

Major Nicolas milestones

  • 1822: Louis Nicolas opens its first depot at 53 rue Sainte Anne, 1st arrondissement
    We are under the reign of Louis XVIII. The wine is in barrel rather than bottled. It is drunk in cabarets rather than at home: Nicolas innovates by offering bottled wine.

Triporteur Nicolas

  • 1840: home delivery service
  • 1850: the Nicolas family acquires the Arcy farm and devotes it to dairy production. Of very high quality, the milk produced is sold in sealed bottles in depots in Paris.
  • 1860: acquisition of the Buhler grocery store which brings 40 additional points of sale to the Nicolas brand.
    Nicolas then becomes the benchmark for wine trading in France and Europe.
  • 1895: Etienne Nicolas becomes head of the family business. The milk trade is abandoned to devote exclusively to the sale of superior quality wines.

Nectar Nicolas

  • 1922: the character of Nectar is born from the pen of the designer Dransy. The delivery man with the thirty-two bottles then travels around the world… Nectar instantly knows fame. He is one of the first advertising cartoon characters.
  • 1933: the Nicolas brand has 275 stores
  • 1937: strong presence and communication at the Universal Exhibition in Paris
  • 1966: Nicolas launches Beaujolais Nouveau.
  • 1986: launch of the InterMagnum service, shipping gifts and wine boxes worldwide.
  • 1995: launch of the “Les Petites Récoltes
  • collection
  • 2000: launch of the website
  • 2012: creation of the ice service
  • 2016: "Les Logs" and "Cub Collection"
  • collections
  • 2019: Craft Beers: launch of 700 beer references
  • 2022: Exceptional cuvée of Champagne special bicentenary and special series Le Liadou®

Série Spéciale Le Liadou 200 ans bicentenaire Nicolas

Today, the little wine merchant on rue Sainte-Anne is present in 8 countries through 571 stores. It offers more than 1,500 references in wines, champagnes and spirits.

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Acquiring a Liadou ® means owning an authentic Aveyron knife steeped in history. A unique and personal iconic knife, made in Marcillac-Vallon in Aveyron (France) with the utmost care.

Each Liadou ® is delivered to you in its box accompanied by its certificate of origin. This is why we are committed to providing you with full and complete satisfaction
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Couteau garanti à vie

A knife guaranteed for life

We take the greatest care in the manufacture of our knives. Handle materials are carefully selected. Each knife is shaped by hand in the purest cutlery tradition. The blade is made of the most high-performance steels (Sandvik 14C28, XC75 or Damascus) and bears the registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® guaranteeing its quality and its origin (except damascus blade). If, despite all our efforts, a manufacturing defect causing a defect or mechanical breakage of the blade, spring, tang, plates, nails or screws appears, we undertake to repair and return the defective knife to you free of charge.

expedition en DPD

Free delivery: France & Europe Zone 1 within 48 hours maximum

All Le Liadou du Vallon ® knives are delivered free of charge in 48 hoursmaximum (in DPD Point Relais or DPD at Domicile, as desired) in metropolitan France, and in Zone Europe 1 (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands). All other European countries are delivered at the price of 19.00€ incl. tax, also in 48 hours maximum.
Only the accessories (sheaths, scabbards, sharpening stones, etc.) ordered alone are not delivered free of charge (but they are if your order includes a knife). If one of our models does not was not immediately available, a manufacturing time would be indicated on its product sheet. A specific delivery time not exceeding 3 weeks will then be communicated to you by email, upon registration of your order. You would then have the option of canceling your order if you consider the time taken to produce your knife to be too long, and we will then proceed to your refund.

ou par UPS

To the rest of the world, our knives are delivered in 72 hoursmaximum(UPS Express), for a participation of €39.90 including tax and €29.90 including tax in the USA.

Paiement 100% sécurisé

A simple and 100% secure payment method

To pay for your purchase by Credit Card, we have chosen to offer you the Stripe® solution, World No. 1 secure payments by credit card. Via PayBox® none of your bank details are transmitted or stored by our shop. In particular, you can use the following bank cards: Visa ® , MasterCard ®, JCB ®, American Express ®, Diners Club International ®, ...
You can also choose to pay for your order via PayPal ®.

Couteau fabriqué à la main en France

100% manual know-how & rigorously selected noble materials

All our knives are handmade in Aveyron, France. Assembly, polishing and sharpening of each knife are exclusively done by hand in the purest cutlery tradition, that is to say by one and the same knifemaker. The registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® affixed to each knife blade guarantees the quality and origin of our creations.

Gravure sur lame offerte

Free blade engraving

Do you want to personalize your Liadou ®? The engraving of a text of 20 characters (spaces included) is offered to you You can choose between 3 fonts of available characters: Electro, Optima, or Script.
On request, it is possible to engrave 2 lines of text. For special orders, it is also possible to engrave vectorized images (logos or coats of arms). To do this, contact us.

Une relation client privilégiée

Clear general conditions of sale & a privileged customer relationship

Because the happy owners of a Liadou du Vallon ® are the best ambassadors of our brand, it is more important to us than anything to offer you a knife and associated services irreproachable. Our Terms and Conditions give you the right to change your mind and return your knife to us within 14 days of receiving it.
We also stand by your full disposal by email ( or by telephone on 05 65 67 15 12 to give you all the advice you need on use or maintenance of your knife. Finally, we will be happy to welcome you to our manufacturing workshop to discuss with you the art of artisanal cutlery, introduce you to our new models, or to carry out the maintenance of your Liadou ®:

Le Liadou du Vallon ®,
17 quai du Cruou, 12330 Marcillac-Vallon, Aveyron-France.

email: / tel: + 33 (0)5 65 67 15 12