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Nice guided visit of one of the last bell foundry in France

Good English speaking guide, nice and knowing well bell matter and history. Highly recommended, not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Great insight into bell manufacturing

Took my daughter during October half term as we were in Villedieu on market day. Didn't have to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian D
Romford, United Kingdom
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In an authentic 19th Century workshop, discover nine centuries of tradition, from ageless methods to modern technology.
11 rue du Pont Chignon, 50800 Villedieu-les-Poeles, France
+33 2 33 61 00 56
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good English speaking guide, nice and knowing well bell matter and history. Highly recommended, not so often we can visit such an old place still used for bell making.

Thank herveglaize
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter during October half term as we were in Villedieu on market day. Didn't have to wait for the tour, they started 2 minutes after we got there. Tour was in English and you get a good insight into how they still cast...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This is something you would never be able to do in England, walking around a working foundry. Very informative english speaking guide. Well worth a visit.

Thank debbie k
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We loved the tour here. Very interesting and informative and lots of fun. Takes about 30 minutes, and can get quite loud at times. Well worth a visit.

Thank Suzie L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Excellent guide very knowledgable and spoke perfect English. He gave us a tour of the foundry and could answer any questions. We saw the workmen carrying out the various tasks . Outside there were different bells for the children to ring, which they loved. The...More

Thank Hilary14
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Amazing tour round cloche foundry in English (the guides first tour- but word perfect and inspiring facts) - as we visit so many churches have been meaning to visit this place in France for a few years- since found out about it and it did...More

Thank pickytweeter
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this little train trip from Granville to this initially unprepossessing town. The foundry visit is well presented, we had a knowledgeable English speaking guide. All the staff were pleasant, the shop was classy. You get to ring bells, even big ones!

Thank AHGPortsmouth
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

One of only 2 bell foundries remaining in France so worth a visit and 30 minute tour for €8 each. There is only 1 in UK left. Especially good if its raining and you're fed up bikers like we were. Good english-speaking guide who knows...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

At first sight a little expensive but very interesting . Actual tour is around 30 mins but with looking at everything allow an hour . Worth doing as there are not many foundries left in the world specialising in bell making . Bells ringing a...More

Thank grahamc899
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited earlier this month, but the shop only. Our purpose was to buy some of the Mauviel copper pots and the shop assistant was super. We bought the confiture set with a few gifts too. Top marks for their knowledge, patience and help.

Thank MMLux2014
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