Fours à Chaux, Musée Maritime

Coutances
Normandy
Museums

These 19th century lime ovens were fuelled by wood or coal - an advanced technology at that time. Follow the outdoor trail with sound effects allowing you to imagine the activity which took place here when the village was a port exporting limestone. The maritime museum here explains the former uses of lime, the production techniques used and also the life of a coastal village.

 

Places to visit nearby

Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its beautiful cathedral.

Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy is known as the 'city of copper', because of it's talented copper artisans, and is a beautifully preserved medieval town.

Avranches in Normandy is an historical city that was once a royal city under Louis IX, and saw an important battle during WW2, overlooking the beautiful bay of Mont St Michel.

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