Some hints for your visit to France
Visit Pont-l'Evêque (Normandy)
Old city since it was on the road connecting
Bayeux to the Upper Normandy, where the passage to ford was possible,
this city was taken with many recoveries by the unloaded English in
1346 with "St Vast Hougue". At the end of the 15th century
was rebuilt the church "St Michel"
and it was also the occasion of a resequencing of "Vicomté"
taken again by Louise de Bourbon Countess of Montpensier. Many
conflicts burst in turn until 1590 where the army of Henry IV arrives.
The district of Vaucelles burns as well as the belfry and the vaults
of the church. Then again acalmy until XVIIIst century. Since this moment
the city developed while becoming a significant center of activity administrative
and legal and especially a driving crossroads with various roads. This
development continued until the revolution then the city is maintained
and lives quietly to the last war where nearly 65% of the city was destroyed.
Extremely fortunately the remaining vestiges were well maintained.
going along the full of fish river "Calone", one arrives at
the small church "Saint Melaine". A little further the amateurs
from famous "Calvados" will be able to visit the spirits store
of the " Père Magloire".
the old prison shelters the files of Vicomté d' Auge and is opened with
the public unfortunately only during the days of the inheritance and
In this area
stone constructions were rather rare, the stone with chimney became
very expensive and were reserved for the churches,
manors and castles. In fact in this sector, some houses have been built
for more than 4 centuries. The architectural principle is based on the
assembly of tenons and mortises. Around the house, under-meanly out
of stone a height ranging between 0.50m and 1m on which is posed a large
beam called " plate " and where come to position the vertical pieces
of wood called " half-timberings ". These half-timberings are maintained
in their high part by a less broad beam called " sand pit ". The posts
of angles " angles " are maintained on both sides by parts in obliques
called " scarves " and to solidify the whole, beams transversalles "
diagrids " which support the stage and make sometimes covered on the
frontage and can be carved reasons or characters and that one names
" corbel ".
Leisures in Pont-l'Evêque :
There are many ballades to make , (for the walkers, roads are displayed with the tourist office) to do some cycling (location downtown), with horse, of many stud farms propose excursions in the area according to your level, or in the car ex: the road of the cider, the road of the "douets" (brooks), these routes are well marked out. The sinners will not be remains about it since they will find meadows of 50 km rivers to tease trout or other fish as well as sea trouts in the " calone ", " the yvie " " the drums " or " the divine ones ". On the lake of Pont-l'Evêque (59 hectares) you can practise fishing, canoe, windsurfing, swimming (But you must pay to get in).
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