Villedieu-les-Poêles

Cloudy sky over a city and a bel tower

The city of stoves, as mentioned by its name, the city of copper, the city of bells has its history that goes back till the 12th century. At that time, the city was administered by the military order, the current Order of Malta, to protect religion. The inhabitants did not pay taxes! A priori, the dream came true at that time! But a little birdie told me that to get this privilege, people had to prove their credentials or were a part of a crusade. Villedieu-les-Poêles - Jerusalem on foot was the world's end ... Located in Normandy, department of Manche, Villedieu-les-Poêles was spared by the bombings during Normandy landings. The Beer Museum, the Cornille-Havard foundry are the main centers of interest. In 2013, the foundry made eight new bells for Notre-Dame de Paris. The biggest weighs 4 tons. There are now 5 bell foundries operating in France.

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