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A Visit to Villedieu-les-poeles

January 3rd, 2011 by Roger in Local News

With its granite architecture and picturesque quaint cobbled passageways and courtyards , 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.  

It is always a pleasure to return to this quaint little town which displays a large variety of antique shops and some of the best cafés and eating places in Lower Normandy. There is so much to see that you could well spend the whole day there. If you have the time it is recommended that you visit the working copper shop. We  saw this sign and had to go in –  Atelier du Cuivre. It was a combination museum and workshop and was in full swing with men pounding madly on sheets of copper while others were melting and pouring it. We signed up for the tour which was very interesting. I must admit a highlight was the owner’s dog. He had a tennis ball and had free run of the workshop. He was amazing and he never went where he wasn’t allowed. Great fun!

 

Every Tuesday throughout the year Villedieu has one of the best markets in Manche.  At the height of the summer season the town is packed with both locals and visitors,  and there are stalls selling everything from local farm produce to mens’ and ladies’ clothes! The market finishes around lunchtime with the smell of barbecued food usually proving  irresistable.

There are plenty of good eating places in the town. Le Fruitier is just one example. This large hotel now boasts a Bistro serving excellent lunchtime snacks and a restaurant that offers both comfort and some excellent local Normandy cuisine. If you get the chance – sample the lamb. A real treat!!

                              Le Fruitier in Villedieu-les-poeles

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