One of the loveliest brocante (flea market) fairs in Normandy takes place every May, in the Orne.
In 2017 the Foire des Andaines takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May.
The fair stretches along a forest road between Saint-Michel-des-Andaines and Bagnoles de l'Orne. Here you will find a few hundred
Gabriel de Lorges, comte de Montgomery was a hero, rebel and killer of a king. Not all of this was by choice.
The son of Jacques, Duke of Montgomery, a Scottish nobleman with a sound career supporting the kings of France, Gabriel’s life should have been gilded and assured. In 1559
In 1789 when the Goupil brothers from Tessé-la-Madeleine in the Orne were young men, the French revolution shattered its way across France.
Their village was small, their family modest. Everything important was happening in Paris, so they took themselves off to the city.
Jean and Louis Goupil returned in 1829, very very rich…
Sometimes the smallest place can be hiding a big story, like the tiny village of Perrou in the Orne.
A humble shrine
Our postcard is of a rather forgotten shrine to the Virgin Mary, over a natural spring that tumbles down into Perrou. Catholic readers may see a resemblance to the grotte
A midweek post so no match today, we just wanted to share some photos of an old abandoned farm we found, along an overgrown lane, in the Orne, Normandy.