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Le Quartier des Métiers d’art

In the footsteps of our craftsmen ...

Would you like to discover a unique and lively neighborhood? Are you a lover of arts and crafts?
Looking for a unique piece to take home or an unforgettable gift for a loved one?

A little history

With its colorful storefronts and original window displays, Rue Carnot, also known as the Quartier des Métiers d’Arts, is a fine example of local craftsmanship. On either side of the street, a dozen boutique-workshops face each other, allowing strollers to discover the work of traditional materials as well as age-old techniques. Since 2018, Villedieu Intercom has been supporting the installation of art craftsmen within the Muted City, which has been awarded the “Ville et Métiers d’Art” label. The Quartier des Métiers d’Art aims to showcase living heritage and raise public awareness of craft trades.

Goldsmiths, ceramists, leatherworkers, cabinetmakers… Open all year round, these artisans present their creations to the public, and most also offer workshops or introductory sessions in their field. To find out about the dates of these courses, please ask the craftsmen directly, or contact the Tourist Office. Every year in April, Villedieu hosts the Fête des Métiers d’Art, where some sixty craftspeople exhibit their creations in various locations around the town. This not-to-be-missed event celebrates the start of spring to the rhythm of local craftsmanship and know-how.

3 reasons to visit the Quartier des Métiers d'Art
A unique neighbourhood

The concentration and diversity of these craft stores makes the city an exceptional showcase for rare trades with highly sought-after skills.

100% Normandy

When you buy a souvenir from the Quartier des Métiers d’Art, you can be sure you’re buying Norman quality! Our craftsmen use local materials and ancestral techniques to produce remarkable, precise work.

There's something for everyone!

Lighting, sculptures, accessories … You’ll be spoilt for choice for a unique and original way to treat yourself.

Prepare your visit


Rue Carnot
Villedieu-les-Poêles – Rouffigny


There’s no time to stroll through the Quartier des Métiers d’Arts. However, if you wish to visit the boutiques, please note their opening hours!

Strolling through the Quartier des Métiers d’Arts is free of charge. The only expense you might incur is if you leave with a small souvenir from one of the boutiques!