From La-Neuville-du-Bosc to Harcourt

La Neuville-du-Bosc

La Neuville-du-Bosc is a small but long village in Eure (Haute-Normandie). It had 511 inhabitants in 2006. It is surrounded by forests and lies between the castle Champ-de-Bataille and Harcourt castle.

The church Sainte-Catherine was built in the 14th century and rebuilt in the 16th century.

Eingang der Kirche, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

Entry of the church, own photo, licence: public domain

und von weiter weg..., eigenes Foto (auf commons), Lizenz:public domain

Église Sainte-Catherine, own photo, licence: public domain

On the southern façade of the church is an escutcheon, a common architectural element in France. Two little men hold a shield, on the shield are some faces, a ladder and some long batons.

zwei Männchen halten ein Schild auf dem viele Gesichter zu sehen sind, eine Leiter, lange Stäbe, sehr exotisch, eigenes Foto (auf commons), Lizenz: public domain

escutcheon, own photo, licence: public domain

La Neuville-du-Bosc has two flowers in the Conseil national des villes et villages fleuris, the national flowervillage contest. It participates in 2009 again and was full of flowers.

Beblümtes Rathaus, eigenes Foto (auf Commons), Lizenz:public domain

flowered town hall, own photo, licence: public domain

On the opposite of the town hall is a small lake, home of 2 swans.

Schwan in Neuville, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

swan in Neuville, own photo, licence: public domain

We searched in vain for the ruins in the forest of Sainte-Vaubourg, gave up and returned to Harcourt. Half between Harcourt and Neuville and next to the old priory Notre-Dame stands the old disused train station Harcourt-La-Neuville-Du-Bosc. The rail track has been converted to cycle paths.

alter stillgelegter Bahnhof zwischen Harcourt und La-Neuville-du-Bosc, eigenes Foto (auf commons), Lizenz:public domain

train station Harcourt-La-Neuville-Du-Bosc, own photo, licence: public domain

Harcourt

Behind the train station the land of the old priory Notre-Dame-du-Parc begin. They are privately owned nowadays. Only 2 pavilions and some pillars are left of the old buildings.

Pavillons der Priorei, gebaut im 18. Jahrhundert, eigenes Foto (auf Commons), Lizenz:public domain

pavilions, built in 18th century, own photo, licence: public domain

Brunnen auf der Wiese neben den Pavillons, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

well on the old court of honour, own photo, licence: public domain

At the entrance of the town of Harcourt stands the old hospice, that was founded in 1695 by Françoise de Brancas. In 1895 parts of it burned down and were restored until 1896. These days the hospice serves as home for the elderly.

Speiseräume des Altenheims, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

dining area of the retirement home, own photo, licence: public domain

Post und Kapelle des Altenheims vom Innenhof aus, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

post office and chapel of the retirement home view from the courtyard, own photo, licence: public domain

die Kapelle von außen, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

the chapel, view from the street, own photo, licence: public domain

Eingang der Kapelle, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

entrance of the chapel, own photo, licence: public domain

Front des ehemaligen Hospizs, eigenes Foto (auf Commons), Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

façade of the hospice, own photo, licence: public domain

I already wrote about the Château d’Harcourt (harcourt castle) in another article: Harcourt Castle in Normandy


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