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What lurks in the Lair of Loisail?

Vintage postcard of Loisail in the Perche region of the Orne Normandy

Just a mile or so from Mortagne-au-Perche, snug in the soft hills and woods of the Orne, is the tiny village of Loisail. Nothing about this hamlet of warm yellow stone houses suggests vast caverns lurk under its fields but they do. For hundreds of years the fine limestone rock of