Cornille-Havard Bell foundry

The workshop, which has retained its former charm, continues to manufacture bells for churches, ships, public buildings throughout the world and innumerable works of art in bronze such as commemorative plaques, statues and medals. In the company of foundry-men, you will be shown round the kilns, the moulds (built out of an ovenproof material made up of clay, goat hair and horse dung!) and the pits out of which the bells emerge after casting.

Useful information


11 rue du Pont-Chignon, 50800 Villedieu-Les-Poêles


+33 2 33 61 00 56


8.40 € (-12 years old 7.40 €)

Opening hours

mid Jul-end Aug: 9.30am-6.30pm; early Feb-early Nov: daily except Sun-Mon 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Abbaye de Hambye Abbaye de Hambye
Abbaye de Hambye