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Look what love can do – La Chaslerie in the Orne – Normandy Then and Now

Look what love can do – La Chaslerie in the Orne – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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Our visit to an ancient Orne manor house revealed just what determination can do. Just a few years ago M.Fourcade found a crumbling manor house. It had been abandoned for years, had no roof and the chapel was being used as a barn for cows. It was exactly what M. Fourcade had been looking for...
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The wooden phoenix of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives – Normandy Then and Now

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An old postcard and an antique sale drew us to the ancient market hall in Calvados, Normandy. But there was something slightly odd about the hall, just how old was it?
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All about us – our chat with @MagellanPR – Normandy Then and Now

All about us – our chat with @MagellanPR – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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The Gacé girl who became a Paris queen; La Dame aux Camélias – Normandy Then and Now

The Gacé girl who became a Paris queen; La Dame aux Camélias – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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What was so different about this unwanted Normandy child that she climbed up from grinding poverty to a life of luxury and love? If only for a for a while... Bravery, beauty and tragedy on the blog today
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The unwanted inheritance of le Hôme – Normandy Then and Now

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This sleepy corner of Normandy led us to a duel, a poor investment, wartime trauma and a very quiet beach.
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The questionable company of kings, for Jean d’Ango at Varengeville – Normandy Then and Now

The questionable company of kings, for Jean d’Ango at Varengeville – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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The sixteenth century was the age of travel and new discoveries and in France, Dieppe was at the forefront of the great expeditions. During those years one man stood out for his nerve, intelligence and the vast fortune he won, and lost.
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Tourgéville; the diary of a small Normandy village – Normandy Then and Now

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Guest blogger! Cook’s handbook for Normandy, 1883 – Normandy Then and Now

Guest blogger! Cook’s handbook for Normandy, 1883 – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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The house that cannibals built, in Saint-Valery-en-Caux – Normandy Then and Now

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The lost treasure of the ship Télémaque, at Quillebeuf

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Taking our car over the Seine on the little free ferry at Quillebeuf has a leisurely charm.  Now we know that beneath us could be the treasure of Kings the time is spent planning ludicrous underwat…
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Rules for sea bathing, in Houlgate

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When the last miller of the Moulin Landry hung up his flour sacks, he didn’t have retirement in mind.
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Disaster in Deauville; the 1936 Grand Prix

Disaster in Deauville; the 1936 Grand Prix | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
After bankrupting the motor company he started, André Citroën could no longer afford to spend summers in Deauville.
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The painter of a happy life, in Champsecret – Normandy Then and Now

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It can take an artist a lifetime to discover their artistic voice, Gaston just needed to look back to his childhood, in the Orne.
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When Hollywood met Normandy, on Sword Beach, 1944 – Normandy Then and Now

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When Hollywood met Normandy, on Sword Beach

1944 Our visit to historic Sword Beach at Ouistreham revealed a story of incredibly bravery and some Hollywood shenanigans. 
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The perils of pretty English girls, for a Frenchman in Etretat – Normandy Then and Now

The perils of pretty English girls, for a Frenchman in Etretat – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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This week our guest blogger from Etretat talks to an old friend who has a problem...
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The trouble with historians, at the Manoir d’Argentelles – Normandy Then and Now

The trouble with historians, at the Manoir d’Argentelles – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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What exactly did they find in the old Normandy manor house?
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Original in all France – la Saucerie – Normandy Then and Now

Original in all France – la Saucerie – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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In a land full of fancy fortified manor houses and grand Conqueror’s castles, Manoir de la Saucerie, 7km west of Domfront, manages to stand out.
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Stepping into the picture; Château de Villiers in the Orne – Normandy Then and Now

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The dream, and nightmare, of La ferme du Val Gallerand – Normandy Then and Now

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There was something very strange about the collection of farm buildings deep in the Normandy countryside and it wasn’t just that they had been completely abandoned.
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Where is Colbert Marie? The Caen prison massacre of 6 June 1944 – Normandy Then and Now

Where is Colbert Marie? The Caen prison massacre of 6 June 1944 – Normandy Then and Now | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
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The elegant end of a shoemaker’s son, in Pennedepie

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Some of our favourite vintage postcards are not of the biggest monuments or most famous Normandy towns, but the odd little corners. Today's postcard match is one of them, from a tiny village on the coast not far from Deauville. Why someone decided to make a postcard showing lots of trees and indistinct buildings we do not know, but are glad they did. We hope you enjoy this forgotten love story.
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Murder of a monster; Mabel de Bellême – Normandy Then and Now

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Celebrating women of Normandy this International Women’s Day

Celebrating women of Normandy this International Women’s Day | Normandy Then and Now | Scoop.it
On this International Women’s Day we look back at the remarkable women celebrated on the blog so far, whose lives have helped make Normandy the place we love.
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