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Best bits of 2014 – 5 most popular Normandy Then and Now posts!

We have been amazed and delighted by the amount of interest Normandy Then and Now has received since launching at the beginning of 2014, thank you!

Looking at the numbers (thanks to Ian our sponsor!) we have discovered your 5 favourite posts of the year.  From the top these are:

cahaignesA Frenchman’s home is his castle, in Cahaignes

This postcard match that led us to an abandoned château and was easily the most popular post with thousands of readers and some very interesting comments.  We are still waiting to hear good news for this beautiful old Normandy building. Read the post …

Deauville Le chemin des Planches et les Nouveaux BainsA little Deauville shop that changed the world

We were amazed to to discover world famous designer Coco Chanel was launched from a tiny shop in Deauville.  This postcard was a great excuse to write about a fascinating woman and this stylish town.  Read the post …

$_57 (2)What to do when it rains in Normandy

You may be lucky with the weather on your first visit to Normandy but eventually it will rain.  Possibly a lot. Our suggestions for damp days proved popular in 2014. Read the post here …

le havre An eye for beauty in Le Havre

Raoul Dufy’s troubled relationship with his brother Jean was a revelation to us and many of our readers.   Have a look at the post here…

Ste Foy de montgommery Vieux ChateauThe marvellous Montgomery’s of Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery

Fascinating history and a superb Pommeau made this postcard match a favourite with us and lots of you.  Read the post here … 

Thank you for reading! Lots more postcard matches and fascinating tales in 2015…

Balleroy Les jaidins et la Chateau vus de face

 

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