Or - Fires, trains and scandal in the Pays d’Auge
In the far south of Normandy’s Calvados region is the small town of Orbec. It has all the usual essentials; church, mairie, schools, shops, and some fine old Pay’s d’Auge timber buildings. But for some reason Orbec, unlike most Normandy towns,
High above the cliffs at the eastern end of Omaha beach stand ruins of the Chapelle Saint-Siméon de Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes. Old walls are shored up by brambles and protected by mud and horses. This small valley ‘Val des Hachettes’ has been cut over thousands of years by a small stream heading
If you haven't already, we recommend visiting Honfleur one the first Sunday of the month for the regular antique and brocante fair.
Stalls are packed around the lovely wooden church of St Catherine and the separate rather unique bell tower.
2018 diary dates!
Sunday 7 January, 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6
Deep in the soft countryside of the Pays d’Auge, at the end of a quiet lane, stands Manoir de Querville.
Looking through the arch (Querville is a private residence) we spy the building in our postcard. Fancy brick and stone topped with a timber frame. A grand home that has been
Three years after this card was posted in 1926, artist Raoul Dufy saw a little girl running along the Honfleur jetty in a red dress.
As her dress flipped and swirled with each speedy step, Raoul had a moment of artistic clarity. He would later recall how this patch of colour had 'stayed longer on