Perhaps you’ve never heard of Villedieu-les-Poêles? Considered as the capital of copperware, its beauty and originality fascinate thousands of visitors each year. In the heart of the Manche, in the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, this little town proudly bears the official title of “Ville et Métiers d’Art” (Town of Art and Crafts). It’s hardly surprising that copper and metalwork feature high on the list of places to visit, showcasing skills that date back to the Middle Ages. But there’s also much more, with woodworking and lace making also featuring amongst the town’s many points of interest. And you probably didn’t know that the Cornille Havard foundry, here in Villedieu-les-Poêles, cast 8 new bells for the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Pretty impressive! This is one town that is well worth discovering. Wend your way through its charming little streets, enjoy the delights of the surrounding countryside with its traditional Normandy bocage, or simply have a fabulous day at the zoo with the family. There are plenty of other activities and entertainment awaiting you at Villedieu-les-Poêles.
So what’s on the programme for your visit to the Manche? A wide range of activities certain to delight all ages! Whether with the family or with friends, experience those simple pleasures that make a great holiday. Discover exceptional sites such as the totally unique Bell Foundry where hundreds of bells are cast each day. Incredible! And don’t forget to pay a visit to the Copper Workshop, the emblem of the town, of course, and somewhere you really shouldn’t miss. To understand the craftwork that made the name of Villedieu-les-Poêles, nothing could be simpler! Head for one of the town’s museums. But perhaps you’re wondering about the town’s gastronomy for an indulgent treat, or two? No need to worry! The local cuisine with its produce from both land and sea is certain to spoil you with its delicious dishes. Or come and explore the town’s market to meet the local producers and taste their produce. In fact there’s so much to see, we simply haven’t got the space to tell you everything. So come on, what are you waiting for? It’s time to pierce all the secrets of Villedieu-les-Poêles!
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