An impossible match....
High on the cliffs above the River Seine in Normandy is an imposing old château . Here history stretches back to the 11th century and the first Dukes of Normandy.
Tancarville was home to Raoul I Fitzgerald, trusted friend of Robert, first Duke of Normandy. Raoul would become William the Conqueror’s
High above the cliffs at the eastern end of Omaha beach stand ruins of the Chapelle Saint-Siméon de Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes. Old walls are shored up by brambles and protected by mud and horses. This small valley ‘Val des Hachettes’ has been cut over thousands of years by a small stream heading
Tucked away amongst our old posts are two about a chateau at Cahaignes, in the Eure region of Normandy.
Back in 2013 we had hoped to match an old postcard of a grand chateau only to find it abandoned and in an appalling state. At that time there were no fences or
Our midweek photo post is of an old abandoned farm we found along an overgrown lane, in the Orne, Normandy. At the entrance a brick house with shutters raised high above the ground looks out over a quiet valley of orchards and grass. Traditional stone farm buildings stand to form
To be foiled by large gates and a ‘Propriété Privée’ notice when we went to match this grand villa would not have been a surprise. What we did not expect was a forest of brambles and decay. The contrast with our postcard is shocking.
Up on the hills overlooking the sea between