Driving to find a match for our postcard of an old market hall we passed a small, poignant memorial.
There is no trace of the market hall Cerisy-la-Salle but the tribute to seven airmen on the corner of Rue du Pont Sec and l’Auney ensures they will never be forgotten.
There is a stained glass window in the Église Notre-Dame at Pontorson that depicts an odd moment in Normandy history that took place just a couple of years before William invaded England. It is the story of Harold Godwinson’s unexpected visit to Normandy in 1064.
Harold the hostage
No one is entirely
A walk through Genêts took us to an old church and a very unusual memorial. The memorial is for General Louis Auguste Adrian. An understated man who probably saved more lives in WW1 than anyone else.
A brilliant man with a modest background
Louis was not a famous general, he could lay no claim
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a man knocked loudly on the door of Alexandre Renaud, Mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église. Since the town's occupation by the enemy in 1940 there had been a strict curfew. This late night visit could only mean an emergency.
The visitor explained rapidly that a house
Just off the D901, down a narrow road hugged by tall hedges, is a fairy mansion guarded by goblins who store their treasure in one of its corners. Or so the legend says.
The fairies and goblins have not been seen for some centuries, but it is well known that the