Manche

When Harold met William in 1064; a tale of quicksand and cunning

There is a stained glass window in the Église Notre-Dame at Pontorson that depicts an odd moment in Normandy history that took place just a

Genêts and the man who saved a million lives in WW1

A walk through Genêts took us to an old church and a very unusual memorial.  The memorial is for General Louis Auguste Adrian.  An understated man who

Orne

La foire des Andaines brocante walk through the forest, in May 2017

One of the loveliest brocante (flea market) fairs in Normandy takes place every May, in the Orne. In 2017 the Foire des Andaines takes place on

The heroic end of Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, in Domfront

Gabriel de Lorges, comte de Montgomery was a hero, rebel and killer of a king.  Not all of this was by choice. The son of Jacques,

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