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Welcome to the website of the ACF, (Association des Crocheteurs de France), the French Lockpickers Society !

Attention : You can pick your locks or those of a third party with his permission. To pick the lock of a third party without his permission is strongly punished by law. The French lockpickers society will report to the police services any suspicious behavior or comment.

English version of the website,
Please be aware that the english version of this website is still at draft state, that means :

  • Header menus are fully translated and lead to the english version of the articles when available, otherwise they lead to the french version.
  • If you go later to an article that is also available in english (but from a french only page), you will not be redirected to the english version of the page, you will have to ask for the english version, we are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Only a few pages are translated yet, we mostly use machine translation.
  • On the french home page only, you can find our next gatherings and a list of our last published articles, these do not appear on the english home page (empty left space).
  • If you can translate for us one of our pages, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Society,

The French Lockpickers Society was founded by enthusiasts of non-destructive opening. This leisure activity consists of the opening of locks of all kinds, padlocks, safes and other closing systems, thanks to non-destructive techniques.

Our society is aimed at all those who, passionate or eager to discover this hobby, wish to go on a good basis, to give a framework to their passion and to encourage encounters in a friendly framework based on sharing.

On this site,

On this site you will find documentation and articles to allow you to progress in the art of crocheting, as through this article that will guide you in the choice of a hooking kit allowing you to evolve by making the right choices. You will also discover exclusive ACF videos and photos of conferences or crocheting techniques as the society evolves.

You will also find all the dates and places of the next events and meetings in the world of French fine opening.
The lockpicking interests you, you are passionate, do not hesitate! Come join us to share this passion and enjoy the benefits of the association and the unlimited access to the rooms in your area.

Our members have access to some additional content on our website, they have to login.


Would you like to ask us questions, share suggestions or just support us through a material donation? Do not hesitate to contact us, the association continues to evolve and to feed on the initiatives and proposals of the people who meet its route.

Would you like to participate in a collective project? Create a link with other enthusiasts? Offer your skills, a bit of your time or just give a simple helping hand?

The ACF exists through those who make it move, contact us, we welcome you with open arms!