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A simple heart at Pont-l’Évêque

The serious innocence in a young girl's face on an ancient postcard reminded us of poor disregarded Félicité in Flaubert's short story 'A simple heart' or 'Le coeur simple': "For half a century the housewives of Pont-l'Évêque had envied Madame Aubain her servant Félicité. For a hundred francs a year, she cooked and did

The marvellous Montgomery’s of Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery

This charming postcard of a Pays d’Auge manor gateway took us to the hamlet of Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery, a hidden Château and introduced us to possibly the loveliest Pommeau in the world. Here is our first postcard match. Set back discretely from the road, framed by the gateway, Manoir de l’Aumondiere  retains her mystery. We have no idea

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