Les Jardins d'Argences

Coutances
Normandy
Great Outdoors

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.

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

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