This week our postcard match is a tiny village in the Orne region of Normandy. Here in the 11th century lived the priest Walkelin and it is his, terrifying, ghost story our guest blogger re-tells today. Our blogger is Orderic Vitalis; Benedictine monk, 11/12th century chronicler and friend of Walkelin.
Doesn't this Normandy château look charming? Not overly grand, just inviting? You are looking at a very misleading picture, for this is the most haunted château in France. There had always been a few stories; a white lady drifting around the grounds and long ago a werewolf terrorised people crossing the
As well as a stiff breeze, the strongest sense of déjà vu will hit any fan of the Impressionists lucky enough to walk along Étretat's grassy cliff tops. Claude Monet’s paintings and drawings of the three natural arches Porte d'Aval, Porte d'Amont (Maupassant’s ‘elephant’s trunk’) and La Manneporte have been reproduced and loved across the