Blogs from Alencon, Lower Normandy, France, Europe


Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Alencon May 23rd 2015

Thursday 21 May 2015 A vague memory surfaced while we were in the Bayeux area and noticed the town Alencon on the map. A remembered association of this town's name with lace making was enough to send us on a mission to set eyes on some of the lace. A little preparatory detective work found the Musee des Beaux-Arts et la Dentelle would be the place to find the lace in Alencon, so we set off through the green countryside with more than a hint of sun to cheer us. Our excellent GPS lady directed us to a free carpark in the centre of town. We duly headed off on foot to find the Tourist Office where an English woman married to a Frenchman gave us easy-to-follow instructions. The town market was closing so a bite ... read more

Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Alencon March 31st 2014

Prelog; This April my parents, my Aunt and Uncle and I are taking 2 Landover discovery’s and a defender 110, through France and Spain then over the Med into Morocco. The last couple of months have been a bit nonstop getting all the trucks in a good state in order to put up with the journey. But today we finally launch from Dover and begin the Journey down. My uncle and Aunt have a cottage in France so they left Last Wednesday and are meeting us down at Algeciras in three days before we cross over. Well we arrived at the port of Dover, and already the Brit border police felt they needed to interrogate me. Not that they were listening to what I said, as it was claimed I told them my parents live in ... read more

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