St-Pierre-sur-Dives Covered Market

Regularly used on market days, the covered market in St-Pierre-sur-Dives draws attention on account of its fine appearance. Destroyed by fire in 1944, it was entirely and faithfully rebuilt. The oak timberwork is held together with 290 000 hand-made chestnut dowels. You won't find a nail here, or a bolt: even the roof tiles are fixed in this way! As a matter of interest, if the tiles were piled on top of each other, they would reach the height of the Puy-de-Dôme (1 465m).

Useful information

Address:

Place du Marché, 14170 St-Pierre-en-Auge

Phone:

+33 2 31 20 97 90

Opening hours

8am-7pm - closed day before an event (telephone to confirm) and week before Easter weekend - closed Easter Sun and Mon

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