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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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April 19 2011 3 19 /04 /April /2011 08:22

006 BrixThis oratory to Notre Dame de Grâce in the forest of Brix has a very ancient origin.  The dates engraved on the Romanesque turret coincide with its successive restorations: 1695, 1876 and 1906.  009a BrixLegend has it that the tower contains the trunk of a tree. This trunk once housed a lantern of the dead, perhaps to protect the living from the haunting of ghosts.  The stone at the base of the cross was where coffins were laid before being buried in the cemetery.  012 BrixAlong the path through the forest, one can see also the 12th century church 013 Église Notre-Dame de Brixand this monument commemorating the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  It was erected in 1966, 900 years after the Norman victory.005 Brix

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