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Welcome to Les Jacquemarts Normands, guesthouse website, a mansion dated from 1837 situated in the town centre of AUFFAY. It offers you three charming en-suite bedrooms : Houzou Bénard, Paquet Sivière and le Clocher.

Guesthouse les Jacquemarts normands - Houzou Benard bedroom

HOUZOU BÉNARD BEDROOM

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Guesthouse les Jacquemarts normands - Paquet Sivière bedroom

PAQUET SIVIÈRE BEDROOM

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Guesthouse les Jacquemarts normands - Le Clocher bedroom

LE CLOCHER BEDROOM

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The guesthouse

The guest house dated from 1837 is a typically Norman country- house made of bricks. It is situated a few yards away from the church (formerly a monastery) and its automatons (or Jaquemarts). Its environment is preserved.

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The Jacquemarts – Seventeenth century

A legend tells the story of two “Huguenot” men (protestants) who offended the Catholic faith during the holy rites procession : they were named Houzou BENARD and Paquet SIVIERE.
They were condemned to pay for the Church clock and to strike the hours and the services. When they died automatons replaced them…

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Michel Hollard,”The man who saved London”

Colonel Michel HOLLARD saved London from destruction ; he transmitted to the British Authorities the launching ramps plans for V1 rockets pointed towards England. In 1943, he could identify one hundred ramps being built on the Norman coast. He gave all the V1 weapon details stocked in a railway shed at Auffay station by the enemy.

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