I stepped back in time this morning with a stroll round historic Villedieu-les-Poêles. It’s a Normandy town famous for copper making. The new media library is now housed in the former corn market building with its arches dating from the mid 19th century.

Villedieu-les-Poeles in Normandy

The church of Notre-Dame is even older with the original being built in the 12th century. Typically, it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since then. There are numerous painted wooden statues depicting the patron saints of former brotherhoods. The saints are also represented in the stained glass windows. St Hubert – the patron saint of coppersmiths – takes pride of place in the stained glass window in the St Hubert chapel.

 If you want to discover historic Villedieu-les-Poêles, the tourist office has information about a number of walking trails you can do. There are also information panels at key points around the town (in French and English) to help. Find out more information at the Villedieu-les-Poêles website.

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