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The ghastly end of the cruellest corsair, in Barfleur – guest blogger!

After last week’s post we’ve had lots of people ask about the corsair Gilles le Marchant, Sieur de Raffoville and godson of gentle Gilles de Gouberville.  Did we know more about him and what was his bloody end?  Well yes we so know a bit, our guest blogger knows quite a lot more. The man…

Walking in the 16th century footsteps of Gilles de Gouberville

There is an old stone tower deep in the Normandy Cotentin countryside that could be considered unremarkable.  Although its rooms are an unusual combination of chapel below and dovecote above, it is a forlorn truth that this is not the sort of building people drive miles out of their way to see. But we did….

Last Sunday monthly antique/brocante in Agon-Coutainville

Apparently Richard the Lionheart landed in Coutainville before setting off on the crusades.  A little later soldiers injured in the first world war were sent here to recuperate.  Now a popular seaside resort, Coutainville holds a regular antique brocante on the last Sunday of the month, from March to December.  The sale is on Place…

Monthly antique/flea market in Granville

A regular antique brocante takes place from 8am to 6pm along Cours Jonville in Granville. Professional sellers from Normandy and Brittany will be selling a myriad of treasures from furniture, nautical items, linen sheets, garden brocante, postcards and of course the unexpected! 2018 dates: Sunday, April 22 Sunday, May 20th Sunday, June 17 Sunday, July 22…

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