Cider and heritage – the perfect Normandy mix in Rots, Calvados
After our post about a very rare and very hard to find chapel near Launay, @perlineamvalli told us about this hidden little treasure NW of Caen:
Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town
Handy tweet from @perlineamvalli (Archaeologist Mike Bishop!) 27/8/15
@ Loved Harfleur & Honfleur, hated the crush at Mont St Michel, but enjoyed Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town; beautiful museum!
Swiss Normandy and Vire
Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg
I found your site as I was doing some research on Brionne as we are staying in the area for a couple of weeks in August.
Your potted history is fascinating and humourous, I wish my teachers had a similar style, though 50 years ago humour was not often present in the classroom.
My wife and I and our children (and now grand children) have visited France many times and have stayed all over the country from Carcassonne to Dunkirk, Brest to Besancon but keep coming back to Normandy. Over the last few years we have stayed in La Chapelle-Montligeon, near Mortagne au Perche and if you ever get a postcard of the basilica then I would recommend a visit.
There is a fascinating story about Auguste Buguet, a priest who was concerned, both for the souls of the dead,who were in purgatory, and for the depopulation of the area.
It is a lovely village with an excellent hotel that serves wonderful food.
We have also stayed near Saint Hilaire du Harcouet, which I see you have visited too and visited Mortain, Vire and many other towns in the area. Normandy has so many castles, churches and Chateaus and good food, wine and cider.
Any way keep up the good work and I will continue exploring your site to see where else we can visit.
Rob Davidson, June 2015