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On holiday with Parisian friends, in 1902 Normandy

Parisian family in Normandy 1902

Tucked away in Gallica, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, are a handful of holiday photograph albums. One remembers a group of friends who set off from Paris in 1902, heading for the sunny beaches and pretty orchards around Yport. By the look of it they had a very good time. Born

Explore Normandy with this vintage railways leaflet

The leaflet includes a Chemin de Fer, railway, map of Normandy

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

Musée Historique of Mont Saint-Michel – midweek picture post!

Garden, Musée d'Histoire Mont Saint-Michel

A visit to Mont Saint-Michel always raises our spirits and our heart rates as we clamber up so, so many steps.  The paved plateau by Chapelle Notre-Dame-sous-Terre is about the highest place visitors can explore, with a view well worth the gasping and being elbowed aside by power walking retirees. This

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