This week our guest blogger is Donald G. Mitchell who adds a personal view of Rouen to some rather lovely etchings and drawings by Charles Pinet. Donald was an American traveler, essayist and novelist who usually wrote under the pen name Lk Marvel.
Donald's wonderful descriptive article about Rouen in the
Spring 2018 and a short news item in a Normandy newspaper simply states:
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A NEW HEAD GARDENER IN MONET'S HOME GIVERNY
Jean-Marie Avisard will be replacing the legendary Gilbert Vahé as head gardener at Giverny, home of Claude Monet. The role is responsible for keeping the beautiful gardens, so important to Monet's
The stone man in the Roche d'Oëtre gazes out across an endless panorama of river, forest and meadows. Four hundred feet below in the gorge twists the silver Rouvre river, flowing on to a densely wooded valley.
These granite rocks are part of the oldest mountain in France, the Amorican Massif.
CHATEAU RUINS FOR SALE IN NORMANDY. If there a more magical phrase we do not know it. Six words that send us on a dream of possessing our own fortress in the beautiful Eure countryside. For less than the price of a studio flat in London, we could be lord
Away from the bustling market towns, the countryside between Manche and Orne regions of Normandy is a land of legends. Here in thick forests and hidden meadows fairies entice, the devil leads astray, giants hurl megaliths and stories of the old kings and queens are told by firelight on long cold