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Normandy Picturesque   By: (1830-1897)

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NORMANDY PICTURESQUE.

by

HENRY BLACKBURN, Author of 'Travelling in Spain,' 'The Pyrenees,' 'Artists and Arabs,' Etc.

Travelling Edition.

With Appendix of Routes and List of Watering Places.

[Illustration: JOAN OF ARC'S HOUSE AT ROUEN]

[Illustration: Map]

London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, Crown Buildings, Fleet Street. 1870. London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street & Charing Cross.

PREFACE

TO

" TRAVELLING EDITION. "

In issuing the Travelling Edition of "Normandy Picturesque," the publishers deem it right to state that the body of the work is identical with the Christmas Edition; but that the APPENDIX contains additional information for the use of travellers, some of which is not to be found in any Guide, or Handbook, to France.

The descriptions of places and buildings in Normandy call for little or no alteration in the present edition, excepting in the case of one town, concerning which the Author makes the following note:

"The traveller who may arrive at Pont Audemer this year, with ' Normandy Picturesque ' in his hand, will find matters strangely altered since these notes were written; he will find that a railway has been driven into the middle of the town, that many old houses have disappeared, that the inhabitants have left off their white caps, and have given up their hearts to modern ways.

"Such changes have come rapidly upon Pont Audemer, but we must not, in consequence, alter our description of it; for the old houses and the old customs are dear memories, and the more worth recording because the reality has faded before our eyes."

London, May, 1870.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAP. I. ON THE WING 1

" II. PONT AUDEMER 13

" III. LISIEUX 35

" IV. CAEN DIVES 51

" V. BAYEUX 83

" VI. ST. LO COUTANCES GRANVILLE 109

" VII. AVRANCHES MONT ST. MICHAEL 135

" VIII. VIRE MORTAIN FALAISE 162

" IX. ROUEN 185

" X. THE VALLEY OF THE SEINE 217

" XI. ARCHITECTURE AND COSTUME 243

" XII. THE WATERING PLACES OF NORMANDY 265

APPENDIX 283

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

JOAN OF ARC'S HOUSE AT ROUEN By S. PROUT. Frontispiece .

CHAP. PAGE

II. Market place at Pont Audemer S. P. HALL ( From a sketch by A. E. Browne. ) 14

" A Sketch at Pont Audemer M. TIBIALONG 18

" Old Houses at Pont Audemer A. E. BROWNE 29

III. Wood carving at Lisieux A. E. BROWNE 40

IV. Church of St. Pierre, Caen M. CLERGET 54

" A Sketch, at Caen M. TIBIALONG 64

" Old Woman of Caen M. TIRARD 69

V. Bayeux Cathedral H. BLACKBURN 83

" Corner of House at Bayeux A. E. BROWNE 86

" Ancient Tablet in Cathedral H. BLACKBURN 90

" Facsimile of Bayeux Tapestry A. SEVERN 103

VI. A Sketch, at Cherbourg M. TIBIALONG 110

" Exterior Pulpit at St. Lo From a Photograph 116

" A 'Toiler of the Sea' S. P. HALL 132

" Mont St. Michael H. BLACKBURN 135

VII. Church near Avranches H... Continue reading book >>




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