Petit Futé's opinion on H2O UMBRELLAS
When you come to Normandy, you will have only one wish: that it rains! Nestled in the heart of the small village of Crépon, 10 kilometres south-west of Courseulles-sur-Mer, between Caen and Bayeux, the incomparable H2O workshop-boutique, specialist in the making of haute couture umbrellas, is doing well. "Hope is to go out in the sun and come back in the rain": the house makes its own the quote from Jules Renard. Created in 1995 by Martine and Claude Collard and taken over in 2018 by Yves-Charles Boccassini, the elegant port brand develops a few new products each year. This time, the relooked store houses a "so british" model: the mast and the curved handle are made of one solid piece of wood and this English style assembly gives it its specificity. "I'm singing in the rain, just singin' in the rain! You haven't finished singing: other handmade models, from the very classic to the most unusual - the Passvent, the Canapluie® (for hiking), the golf umbrella or the "customised" one - make the umbrella no longer the anonymous object that you forget in the corner. A visit to H2O, where superstition is no longer an option in the face of a procession of open umbrellas, and you'll break down to the point where you'll no longer be able to part with your precious possession (guaranteed for life and repairable), or spoil your family and friends with it. A beautiful gift idea "made in Normandy". Great! "Y'r'pleut ! "Don't leave so quickly. Here, there are also elegant "anti UV" umbrellas. Well, yes, of course! After the rain, good weather!
Information on H2O UMBRELLAS
Quality Tourism. Open from Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Workshop closed on Sundays and public holidays. Free visit. Guided tours for groups only in the morning by appointment (capacity of 10 to 20 people).
Services offered by H2O UMBRELLAS
- Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
- Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Owner's Message H2O UMBRELLAS
We are one of the last umbrella manufacturing companies in France.
We work day after day to make high fashion umbrellas including 8 to 40 pieces of fabric, buttons or small bows that will adorn your companion.
These high-end umbrellas are entirely handmade and offered in several sizes: mini, folding, long, ½ golf and golf.
Even if its models are unique, H2O Parapluies also offers a made-to-measure service, embroidery of initials, choice of colour, of a frame.
Come and discover our shop, open from Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 6 pm. (Open on Saturdays during the school holidays of zone B and C)
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