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a001 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PThe annual kermesse was held on Sunday at the Manoir de la Coquerie in Querqueville by the Parish of Saint-Clair.  The manoir is owned by the city and dates from the 16th century.  It is listed as a Historical Monument and is used as an exhibition hall and gathering place for fêtes, soirées and other forms of local entertainment throughout the year.

a001a Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laThe buildings of the manoir create a somewhat fortified, rectangular courtyard.  There has been reconstruction and development of the site in recent years to improve its use by the public.  Currently, two buildings are undergoing a facelift which should bring the manoir back to its original glory.  The use of local shale and limestone frames much of the architecture including the little Renaissance chapel in the courtyard whose façade is supported by two decorative columns.

a007 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la Pa013 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la Pa014 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PA French kermesse is not unlike a church fair in the United States.  It has entertainment areas for children, a spot for friendly games of pétanque, games of chance (including several raffles), homemade crafts exhibitions, plant and flower stalls and the obligatory food booths. 

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a008a Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laa008b Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laThere are always six to seven ladies preparing hundreds of crepes for visitors as well as a rotisserie chef who sells mutton.  Other foods include sausages and frites.

a006 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PFortunately for everyone, the weather was spectacular albeit somewhat chilly unlike previous years which have been plagued with rain.  I had a great time and I am anxious to participate in some way with next year’s preparations.  Maybe I could help my friend William with the frite fryer !

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