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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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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6731281585_29eec48d48_b.jpgLe Manoir de la Crasvillerie near Réville is a granite mansion dating from the late 15th to early 16th centuries.  Its two octagonal towers and its mullioned windows guarded with iron bars gives it an aspect of being stern and contemptuous.  It was built by François Le Clerc who made his reputation in the 16th century as a pirate for the king of France.  He was better known by his nickname, “Jambe de bois” because one of his legs was made of wood.  In English we would call him peg leg.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6731282405_c6b7f48d2b_b.jpgIt is said his ghost still haunts the lookout tower where he once watched the return of ships loaded with spices and precious treasures.  He was knighted by François I.  Today, the Crasvillerie is home to a center for artificial insemination of dairy cows.http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6731282853_60e0cd5958_b.jpg

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