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. To visit Fonderie de Cloches Cornille-Havard and other attractions in Villedieu-les-Poeles, use our Villedieu-les-Poeles holiday planner .
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  • You must go when it comes to Normandy. Great art and it is saying! We missed the casting of 2 very large bells, made just the day before. But we can understand that this ceremony can not bear too many spectators in terms of respect for the tradition and there are still here... so respect! You can order your own Bell, count about € 30 000 tonne... it's cheaper than "a car and it lasts longer... A small thank you for the guides, extreme kindness.
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  • This visit has delighted us; in a unique setting and with artisanal methods the workshop artisans manufactures bells in bronze of all sizes as well as very commemoration plates very interesting Advisor if you're visiting in the Normandy region
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  • Very nice. Beautiful entrance portal. Small game with different bells until the guided tour. Very nice guide. Artisanal know-how very interesting to discover. Pity that we can't access at the time of casting, which is normal at the same time.
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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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • GREAT service I'm on my fourth bells... I have bars restaurants with each bells their name
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