Fonderie de Cloches Cornille-Havard, Villedieu-les-Poeles
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For a look into the ancient craft of bell-making, visit Fonderie de Cloches Cornille-Havard. The foundry uses techniques employed since the Middle Ages and centuries-old equipment to make bells for some of the most renowned buildings in the world, including Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Tours run daily, showing bells in various stages--from molds to finished products. You can also see an exhibit of antique bells, as well as a gift shop with bells to take home. Plan to visit Fonderie de Cloches Cornille-Havard and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Villedieu-les-Poeles attractions using our Villedieu-les-Poeles trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Take a tour of the workshop. Passionate Guide. Super informative. Beautiful store beautiful bells and copper utensils.
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  • foundries in france only, a - ancestral knowledge and a very detailed and complete visit to the heart of the business in the workshop. very educational for children! Bravo and what magnificent store but a bit expensive...
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  • The taken tickets you are invited to ring the bells in the course prior to the visit of the workshops where everything will be explained on the manufacture of the said bells... To the final passage by the store a little expensive anyway.
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  • This is a worthwhile place to visit. This is a working foundry that makes 100 bells a year some of them quite large. The guided tour is informal and extremely informative about the history and process of the foundry. Well worth the €8.50 entrance fee.
  • I was amaze by the manufacturing of bells I can say that I not imagine that there is as much work and that the sound be as beautiful as this is the 1st time that I saw as ready. Thank you also for your welcome and for the person who serves as a guide in a Word again. Good continuation
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  • Interesting and pleasant visit on construction of bells... well explained vividly by guides who take us into the visit
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  • Short visit, but it is a heritage that is exciting and still in activity. Quite touristy
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