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The "Norman Versailles", nickname of the castle of Beaumesnil
The richness of the two facades of this castle have contributed to its fame, both regional and national.
The different owners of this castle were no less wealthy than its facade and have managed to bring this architectural success of the past to us.
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The town of Lisieux has no shortage of buildings with a religious vocation, as you will see below, that is why when Monseigneur Lemonnier put forward the idea of building a Basilica in Lisieux for the very recently canonized (1925) Ste-Therese of the Child Jesus, the idea did not receive a favorable reception at first sight.
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Caudebec-en-Caux is located on the right bank of the Seine, roughly halfway by land between Le Havre and Rouen. Contrary to what its name indicates, it is not located in the Pays-de-Caux.
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The presence on the Cauchois Coast of the town of Fecamp is attested from 875 under the name "super fluvium fiscannum". It will become "Fiscannus" from 990, then slowly drift towards the current appellation.
The existence of Fecamp is linked to two important historical parameters : fishing to feed men and the Viking invasions. But these are far from being the only milestones in the history of this city.
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