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The mysterious fortune of the Goupil brothers, in Bagnoles de l’Orne

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… How

Guest post! Cures for princesses in Bagnoles de l’ Orne

Our guest blogger has travelled across time from 1909 to be with us today.  Here she writes about her visit to the glamorous spa town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, but first a quick introduction: Introducing Mary Alsop King Waddington Mary Alsop King was born on 29 April 1833 into a well-connected New York family; her

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