Where are the stone soldiers of Manoir des gens d’Armes? In Caen

There have been a lot of changes for this old building and something quite spectacular is now missing... There have probably been dwellings on this piece

The wooden phoenix of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

For nearly 1000 years, fine produce from across the Pays d’Auge has changed hands in the vast market hall of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives.  Aromatic sausages, oozing Camembert


The perils of pretty English girls, for a Frenchman in Étretat

We are delighted to introduce as our guest blogger this week Guy de Maupassant! Here he interviews old friend Henri Sidoine on the Havre-Trouville ferry.  Henri

The questionable company of kings, for Jean d’Ango at Varengeville

The sixteenth century was the age of travel and new discoveries and in France, Dieppe was at the forefront of the great expeditions.  During those