Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Chateau de Servigny

After the success of our Patch vacation to Scotland last year, we decided to expand our horizons.  So we did some online sleuthing and booked a house in Normandy for a week.  It was more than we could have hoped for.
It came with extensive grounds and outbuildings, including a chapel, a small forest, a manor house built on the scale of children and a temple to Neptune.  

As if that wasn't enough, the house itself had genuine bona fide history.  It was the site of several bloody WWII skirmishes.  And on June 26, 1944 the Treaty of Servigny (detailing the ceasefire agreement between France and Germany), also known as the Surrender of Cherbourg, was signed within its walls. 

We went to Omaha Beach, Mont St. Michel and Bayeux, but honestly, we pretty much spent every day like this.  Can you blame us?

(Photo credits:  All taken July 2007 at the Chateau de Servigny in Yvetot-Bocage, Normandy, France)

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