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Brassware and bell-making are to Villedieu what Mont-Saint-Michel is to La Manche: the must-sees!


Villedieu-les-Poêles is a true Norman city of arts and crafts, known throughout the world for its ancestral crafts. Dinanderie, bell-making and many others can be discovered in this small medieval town.

Don't think of coming to Villedieu-les-Poêles without visiting its exceptional sites which are the pride of the city. The Copper Workshop, the Cornille-Havard Bell Foundry, Mauviel 1830... Respectful of traditional know-how, these craftsmen are internationally recognised. You can see why it would be a shame to miss them! Other know-how and techniques made in France can be visited just a few kilometres from the city, in the heart of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. This is the case of the famous Saint-James knitwear, whose reputation is well established. What do they have in common? These companies have been awarded the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (Living Heritage Company) label, so their exceptional know-how is well recognised!
 
 

The Copper Workshop

Copper, the emblem and thread of the town's history The Copper Workshop is one of the oldest workshops in Villedieu-les-Poêles and is open all year round. You will be able to admire and appreciate the...

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54 rue du Général Huard - 50800 Villedieu-les-Poêles
Phone : +33 02 33 51 31 85


The Bell Foundry

Excellent know-how for a fun and rare visit! The Cornille Havard Foundry is the heir to a long tradition of bell founders, established in Villedieu-les-Poêles since the Middle Ages. In the heart of a...

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10 rue du Pont Chignon 50800 Villedieu-les-Poêles
Phone : +33 02 33 61 00 56- Fax : 02 33 90 02 99


Mauviel 1830

Mauviel 1830, the flagship of French industry and creator of culinary emotions Mauviel 1830 is adorned with copper or stainless steel, coated with aluminium or black sheet metal to satisfy all explorers of...

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47 route de Caen - 50800 Villedieu-les-Poêles
Phone : +33 02 33 61 00 31


Saint-James' workshops

A real immersion in the world of Saint-James! Saint-James knitwear company invites you to discover their traditional know-how in the manufacture of the real sailor jumper and the sailor jacket by opening the...

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Z.I Route d'Antrain - 50240 Saint-James
Phone : +33 02 33 89 15 55


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