The owner of the chateau in our vintage postcard is an award winning Paris chef. He welcomes guests for dinner, to stay and... to learn from him the secrets of perfect Parisian pâtisserie.
Would we be brave enough to try something very new? Of course!
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There is something missing from our postcard match today. On the left a chapel built in 1500 used to stand. It wasn’t lost by fire, storms or earthquake but because of the vandal of Courboyer…
A new manor for a new world
By the end of the 100 Years War in 1449
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