Madame Mireille

"What do you think of this?" asked Madame Mireille, digging into a cardboard box. She pulled out a handful of "passementerie." Pompoms of rose-colored sink spilled over her fingers with the suppleness of a stream of water.

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Turgot at Chateau de Courtomer

“What’s Turgot doing here?” asked my husband, standing stock still in front of a portrait of a

cheerful-looking man in a thickly curled wig.

It was a sunny spring day, and we were visiting the Chateau de Courtomer. The edifice was

then on the market for the second time in its long history.

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A Fascinating Day Trip

We took a little trip to visit friends who live near the coast of Normandy, in the Pays d'Auge. It's about an hour and a half from Chateau de Courtomer...and an entirely different experience from the "Pays Courtomerois." 

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