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/ Villedieu les Poêles Tourist Office

Welcome to the Villedieu-les-Poêles Tourist Office
& Exhibition centre


Cadeaux d'art
EXHIBITION on until 4th March

Original and unique works of art made by local craftsmen

ON SALE at:
The Villedieu-les-Poêles Tourist Office

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William Goldenhands and the Copper Thief

An amusing and informative children’s game as a Police Investigator on the trail of the copper thief hiding in the medieval town of Villedieu-les-Poêles. For children aged 7 to 13 in English, French & Dutch.

Family tariff: One child: 5€, 2 children: 7€, 3 children: 9€
The tariff includes: your mission, the loan of a reproduction medieval cape, a pair of binoculars and a reward at the end of the investigation....

From 1st May to 31st December 2013
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 Villedieu-les-Poêles - a town renowned for its craftsmanship

Villedieu-les-Poêles is known as the "city" of copper, its origins date back to the Crusades and Henry 1st Beauclerc, King of England; Duke of Normandy (the son of William the Conqueror). Villedieu-les-Poêles is situated in the Southern Manche region of Lower Normandy (next to Brittany) Northern France in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel and has easy links to and from the UK, Ireland, the channel Islands and the rest of Europe.

Villedieu-les-Poêles  - the ideal place to explore ....

With its granite architecture and picturesque quaint cobbled passageways and courtyards (of which only 35 remain, where during the Middle Ages the artisans worked the copper, pewter and brass), Villedieu is a fascinating place to visit. The original copper techniques are still used today and it is possible to visit the Bell Foundry, the Atelier du Cuivre (Copper Workshop) and the Maison de l’Etain (House of Pewter), all of which are both interesting and educational.  For those of you who are interested in not only copper, but lace and wood, the Museum of Copper Pots, Pans & Laceand the Museum of Norman Furniture are worth a visit. 

Villedieu les Poêles is surrounded by beautiful countryside, full of fertile green hills and valleys and is steeped in history. Villedieu is a good place to be based to take advantage of many activities including walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, water sports and more. The Mont Saint Michel, Abbeys, Castles, the D Day beaches, the coast with its sandy beaches and water sports are all within easy reach.   (Photos )

Villedieu-les-Poêles - the ideal place to stay....

  Hotels

 Self-catering holiday homes/gîtes

Villedieu provides somewhere of quality to stay and are all either verified by the Tourist Office or have been labelled according to the level of comfort, so you can reserve your accommodation with confidence!

 Villedieu-les-Poêles - Norman cuisine 
 
 Villedieu les Poêles and the outskirts benefit from a wealth of quality restaurants, ranging from traditional to gastronomic. There are Norman specialties such as cider, pommeau and calvados, cheeses and  Andouille de Vire,   (a form of smoked sausage). 

Villedieu-les-Poêles - 1st Commandery of the Knights of Malta
Around 1130, Henry 1st Beauclerc, (son of William the Conqueror), Duke of Normandy and King of England gave the Hospitaliers of Saint John of Jerusalem, land situated in the valley of the river Sienne which subsequently became the first Commandery of the Order.   Every four years there is an important religious ceremony with a delegation of the Order of the Knights of Malta that attracts people from around the world; the next ceremony will be in 2016.  ceremonies of the Grand Sacre (Great Rite) in Villedieu les Poêles.


 


Pathway from Caen to the Mont Saint Michel

  

The Villedieu-les-Poêles Tourist Office. 

 

 

 

 

 

Du jeudi
20
mars
au samedi
20
septembre :

Exposition Sensations Cuirs

Du samedi
03
mai
au dimanche
04
mai :

Saint Martin le Bouillant : 5ème Expo de Printemps Artistes et Artisans

Le samedi
03
mai :

Soirée Années 80

Le dimanche
20
juillet :

Grande braderie de Villedieu les Poêles

Le Resto du Week-End
Un nouveau concept a été lancé à Villedieu les Poêles, celui d'un restaurant ouvert le week-end, avec un menu différent à chaque fois !

Séjour clef en main: Villedieu - Le Mont
Sur les routes des pèlerins de Saint- Michel
A partir de167€/personne.



Idée cadeau: un stage de dentelle aux fuseaux

Avec Maryline Lebois, maître d'art, venez découvrir ou vous perfectionner à l'art de la dentelle en toute convivialité au tarif exceptionnel de 36€ les 10 heures!

Learn how to make or to improve your lace-making skills with Maryline Lebois who learnt her trade with a master of art.  Special price of 36€ for 10 hours! 


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