A small, rather faded vintage leaflet from the Chemins de Fer de l’Etat (State Railways of France) promotes two charming excursions around Normandy that we would happily recommend today. The first scales the dizzy heights of Suisse Normande with all it's 'charm, grace and hints of savagery'. The second invites
There are two very different memorials in Le Havre; one for lives lost, the other for lives taken, for France.
Our postcard shows a glorious memorial to the 6000 people of Le Havre who died in WW1. They gave their lives for their country in conditions so awful we cannot imagine them.
If you walk north along the greenway just north of Le Châtellier, then take the right hand path between markers 11 and 12, you will find an unusual bridge crossing the Varenne river. This bridge marks a place vital to the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the
This week our postcard match is a tiny village in the Orne region of Normandy. Here in the 11th century lived the priest Walkelin and it is his, terrifying, ghost story our guest blogger re-tells today. Our blogger is Orderic Vitalis; Benedictine monk, 11/12th century chronicler and friend of Walkelin.
In the south of Normandy, deep in the countryside near the border with Mayenne, is a tiny village called St-Cyr-de-Bailleul. Here a few hundred souls live around a small unremarkable church. History has little to report here as perhaps it takes a lot to rouse these hard-working country folk from