Wolfgang Albert is at home in a small village in the hinterland of Bordeaux. He is already on his feet – he has a long day ahead of him. Concentrated, he puts hammers, nails, files, pliers and, last but not least, a heavy leather apron in the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz Vito. The 46-year-old has found his calling in a traditional craft: He is a blacksmith. “The beauty of my job is being outside all the time,” he enthuses, while a satisfied smile spreads over his face. Wolfgang makes his way to one of his customers. Shortly afterwards, his Vito meanders through the idyllic landscape of the Gironde.