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 Variation of the different names of the maritime coasts of Normandy on a map

The Cote de Grace begins in Honfleur in Calvados, south of the bay of the Seine, at the foot of the Normandy bridge. The Cote de Grace encompasses the towns and seaside resorts between Honfleur and Trouville-sur-Mer included : Villerville, Criqueboeuf and Pennedepie.

It owes its name to the hill of the same(1) name which allows you to leave Honfleur by the north-west and leads to the Notre-Dame de Grace chapel, built in the early 1600s. To replace a previous chapel that disappeared in a landslide cliff.

This disappeared chapel of Notre-Dame de Grace was erected in the 11th century on the orders of Duke Richard II of Normandy to remain faithful to a wish made during a storm where he had almost perished at sea.

Trouville-sur-Mer, on the mouth of the Touques, closes the Côte de Grâce. Trouville-sur-Mer is renowned for the architecture of its Belle-Epoque villas, its gastronomy, a reputation spread by a group of 19th century painters who put it in the spotlight. Among these painters: Eugène Boudin, Corot, Eugène Isabey, etc ... Alexandre Dumas would have even stayed there when passing through Le Havre...

 

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In French, the same number of letters : 4 like "cote" has at least 5 meanings. If you add a circumflex on the o (côte), you can add 5 more meanings. If you add an acute accent on the e (côté), you can add 5 more meanings. All this to say that in French, a maritime coast, a slope and a rib of beef are said with the same word : "côte". The next problem is that the translation in English of the accents we have in French is not easy and depends on the type of browser, the main language on the browser and the type of English (USA, UK, India, etc...), that is why I remove all the accent in article translation. So if you wish to learn French and things about France, you will find things about France in my articles, but for the right use of the accent, or you switch to the French version of the articles, or you keep close a French dictionnary... ;-)