Having travelled in France we have been encouraged to start a collection of copper pots. We visited the tiny village of Villedieu-les-Poêles and there we purchased a few of our very first copper pots. If you get a chance do go and visit this shop near Mont Saint Michel.
In 1830, in a Normandy village called Villedieu-les-Poêles, which is located near the Mont-Saint-Michel, Mr. Ernest Mauviel established the Mauviel manufacturing company.
Villedieu-les-Poêles, “the city of copper”, has an 800 year heritage of copper manufacturing. The strength and foundation for Mauviel’s manufacturing expertise is based upon this rich tradition of copper manufacturing that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Since the very early years, by offering the highest quality products, Mauviel has been a fixture in the professional and commercial markets.
We have been collecting since – finding original sets in flea markets in the UK as well as single ones found by chance in bric-a-brac shops here in South Africa. Luckily we can stock up on more new items from this gorgeous shop The Culinary Co. in Johannesburg.