Villedieu-les-Poêles - the Normandy copper town
Villedieu is traditionally known as a hub of metalwork production, particularly copper, brass and pewter. The word poêles refers to the copper pans that the town is famous for and inhabitants are known as Sourdins derived from sourd (deaf). Villedieu hosts a number of museums and workshops as well as a bell foundry. You'll find a number of shops along the main high street that sell the brass and copper pans.
For more information, visit the Villedieu tourism site at www.ot_villedieu.fr. Photo of one of Villedieu's side courtyards courtesy of the tourist site.
Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites.