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Shamelessly obsessed with Normandy, we are discovering fascinating corners of this delightful region by following a bundle of bewitching vintage postcards.

Led by these carte postale, unearthed in brocantes from Le Tréport to Cherbourg, Alençon to Vernon, our travels are uncovering lots of:

  • hidden histories
  • awesome art
  • brilliant brocante (vintage goodies)
  • amazing architecture
  • fantastic food
  • and some salacious (if historic) scandal!

We take Normandy history very seriously and research each story using the most authentic and accurate sources we can find. If you see something you think is wrong, please let us know.

One of the many attractions of Normandy are the wonderful flea market brocante sales and shops that let everyone bring little bits of Normandy home.  Our ‘Brocante Lovers Guide‘ is one of the most popular pages on the site.  We post regular updates on brocante markets in the region plus insider info on where to find the best brocante emporiums.

Something to share about Normandy?

Something to share about Normandy? Please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Pip & Ian



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2 thoughts on “About Normandy Then and Now

  1. Do you have any articles on the White Ship (which left Barfleur and sank in 1120)? Either on its construction, its launch, its captain and crew, its voyages, or its doomed end? Thank you.

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