Lace Making and Metalwork Crafts in Normandy

Lace making and metalwork are just two of the crafts that were once practised in Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy. The town is most famous for copper and a number of shops today sell a wide range of copper items. Brass and pewter were also worked here while pot makers, tanners, coppersmiths, salt merchants, lace makers, spinners, […]

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 […]