Le Vieux Beffroi

Address: Place Albert Lebrun, Vire, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14380, France | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Place Albert Lebrun, Vire.
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Travel Blogs from Vire

I've had a touch of wind

A travel blog entry by vintage-chapter on Oct 22, 2015

8 photos

... a few ways to do this and although it goes against the grain a bit I chose the toll bridge which was the most obvious.
The furthest east I'd been across Normandy was Ouistreham so this neck of the woods was new territory.
We'd been through some really nice places but Pont L'Eveque was a real stunner. We were on a bit of a timetable otherwise I'd have stopped and ...

September 2015 - Runaround in the Rapido

A travel blog entry by linanne09 on Sep 24, 2015

7 photos

... as the caisse didn't open for the gas until 2:30. Next place on the list was listed on Maps.me as Genets, which was a place that Mike had wanted to come to for some reason. We travelled down mostly single carriageway roads and hoped that we'd not meet anything coming the other way. Fortunately, we didn't meet anything bigger than a car! I balked at the lane we were supposed to travel down to get to the car park - a car, yes, but not our Rapido. ...


A travel blog entry by euromike on Jul 10, 2012

3 comments, 25 photos

... kilometers from where it all happened I decided that it was important to actually visit these infamous places.

After Paris I had arranged a Helpx in Normandy, in a little town called Vire. My hosts were a couple of English ex-pats who have a small farm just outside of town. There are chickens, turkeys, rabbits, dogs and a traumatized duck (Blue the dog loved to round her up and sit on her). My day to day work involved intensive care of some ...

Dutiful Workers

A travel blog entry by 2totango on Sep 11, 2009

6 photos

... sell, and most people keep their own animals. Instead of going to market to buy meat, you go to buy the animal and raise your own meat.

Been watching these strange little creatures called quail. Tiny little birds that are easily cupped between your two hands. They are so small they're hardly used for meat, but their eggs are considered a bit of a delicacy - especially in the UK. What makes a delicacy? If it's the ...

Slaughter Day

A travel blog entry by 2totango on Sep 08, 2009

... No grand last supper for these little guys.

Of course the killing wasn't pleasant, but at least it was quick. One swift swipe and it was done. Jennie held the bird down afterwards which was nice as it eliminated the whole running-around-like-a-chicken-with-thei r-head-cut-off scenario (which really does happen for those of you who may not know - caused by nerve action from the blow).

Now I'm sure some people are ...

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