Visiting Villedieu-les-Poêles is always special to me
A stunning historic village in Normandy, famous for its long production of copper pots and pans it literally is the village of the frying pans. Its medieval streets are cobble lined and host a variety of different shops selling its wares. Every corner you turn you see a small alley or a beautiful doorway with flowers or copper pans.
You can be rest assured if you purchase a Copper pot from the Atelier du curve you will have purchased the best and have a copper pot for life.
There are a number of museums including the Musée de la Poeslerie/Maison de la Dentellière ( Atelier du cuivre ) to visit, and the very famous Bell foundary which has been going since the middle ages and still makes bells to this day.
When Visiting Villedieu-les-Poêles it’s well worth checking out the market day on a Tuesday when they sell there local produce, or simply take a stroll round there streets and visit one of there many cafes and bars. You could sample one of the restaurants plate du jour ( menu of the day) for around €7 or a glass of Kir whilst sitting in the beautiful centre watching the world go by.
Even their florists is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Stunning and contemporary in style. I will not even get started on the patisseries there is so much choice.
It was pretty cool being able to watch the Le tour de France come through whilst visiting Villedieu-les-Poêles it may be many years before it does again. It actually wasn’t too crowded so we got a really good view this also meant there were plenty of places to grab a bite to eat after.
It won’t be long before we are back and I will be visiting the bell foundry again. It is so interesting and you get to see lots of different stages of the making of bells from all over the world. So for now I you leave you with a picture of our Maison in France which we hate to leave! But until next time au revoir!