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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  • August 15, 2017
    You have to pay for access to the Court with the bells, we cannot enter without making the visit. the visit is 30 minutes of explanation in 3 groups because there are world and suddenly we hear 2 people... then not visit when it works just explanations the entry price is expensive for what it is and I talk you about the price of the shop where the it's a disaster! the guides know their job well and are friendly Fortunately
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  • August 10, 2017
    30 minute visit, well-conducted and particularly interesting in the world of the foundry. Enter the workshop is to make a comeback in the past, it seems that the time has stopped.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Unusual and very interesting tour. Very nice guide and who mastered the subject.
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  • April 13, 2016
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Campanophiles friends, this tour is for you. If you spend your holidays where a weekend to Villedieu les stoves, in the English channel (50), in Normandy, will see the Bell Cornille-Havard foundry, and if you want to buy a souvenir, you buy a Bell!
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  • July 23, 2017
    A surprising place to which we do not think necessarily. If you're in the area feel not worth the visit.
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  • August 20, 2017
    If you're in the neighborhood, stop you! A place load history, a business to discover and you can ring the bells!
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  • August 17, 2017
    GREAT service I'm on my fourth bells... I have bars restaurants with each bells their name
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