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The Footballers and forgotten château de Tancarville – a story of heritage in danger

Tancarville Le Chateau ruines de la tour Coquesart

An impossible match.... High on the cliffs above the River Seine in Normandy is an imposing old château .  Here history stretches back to the 11th century and the first Dukes of Normandy. Tancarville was home to Raoul I Fitzgerald, trusted friend of Robert, first Duke of Normandy.  Raoul would become William the Conqueror’s

Return to Cahaignes; abandoned chateau update

Tucked away amongst our old posts are two about a chateau at Cahaignes, in the Eure region of Normandy. Back in 2013 we had hoped to match an old postcard of a grand chateau only to find it abandoned and in an appalling state. At that time there were no fences or

Falling down, in the Orne; a tale of friendship and murder

Home to Parisian bankers, international golf hotel and Normandy residence of a British criminal who once joined the Queen on the Sunday Times ‘Rich List’.  This is possibly the most unnerving postcard match to make the pages of Normandy Then and Now. When we couldn’t find the location of this postcard

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