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The monster in the marsh, at Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes

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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

1st Sunday of the Month brocante market in Honfleur!

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

Dragons, nogging and byres; Manor de Querville in the heart of the Pays d’Auge

Manoir de Querville

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

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