Monday, August 30, 2010

Géfosse-Fontenay ...

... after Fontenay's 13th century church was ruined, Géfosse became
the central point of the parish. the church of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul,
also partly of the 13th century,was modified in the 17th century.
The belltower was placed in the centre of the building
 and covered with a saddle roof ...
source: infoboard - mon village se raconte 
... farm 'Ferme de Jaro' ... 
... an exotic garden cushioned by the warmth of
the house walls and the mild micro-climate ...
... some goldfish in a rainwater stock tank ...
... old barns are wonderfully mysterious, nostalgic, and inviting ...
... the hayloft with vaulted and beamed ceiling ...
... room with a view ...
 ... the walled vegetable garden ...
... a cozy log fire place in the breakfast room and a copious breakfast
that will surely help us go through the whole day! ...


Géfosse-Fontenay ...
... the communes of Géfosse-en-Bessin and Fontenay-sur-le-Vey
were amalgated in 1861. These communes probably date back to the 9th century.
Géfosse was at that time a port for mooring boats which crossed the Bay of Veys.
Edward III's English fleet moored there in 1346, during the Hundred Years' War.
source: infoboard - mon village se raconte

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