Page 39 in edition 374 of June 2021
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Meeting with the Architects Hector Guimard, François Rouvray, Aumasson and René Lalique
The Pearl Coast still has little treasures of Art Nouveau, this architectural
style, very fashionable in the nineteenth century.
Although only a few traces of Art Nouveau remain in Normandy, especially because of the destruction during the Liberation, some nuggets still remain. Aesthetics and curved lines are to be discovered during our ride.
All forms participate in the ornamentation up to the smallest details.
Iron, steel and cast iron: the metal is worked in ribbon, twisted and volute and is combined with the stone and even the pebbles of the seaside for some constructions. Cast iron has the advantage of being able to mold. It was used for window and balcony railings by Hector Guimard for the realization of his subway station entrances in Paris with very personal motives. François Rouvray, architect in Caen, his disciple, have to his credit some beautiful constructions. As for Aumasson, he left us a magnificent villa in Saint-Aubin-sur-mer.
Anglo-Normand style :
Citroen Dyane 6 flat-twin engine in slow motion
This idea of the tour in an old car took shape on the basis of two different tours:
One is centered on the D-day beaches (Sword beach), the second one offers an unusual visit of the Pearl Coast. I propose a 3 hours ride from Ouistreham in the afternoon. The car is a four seats and three adult passengers can take place. I expect you between May and October.
They speak about the ride in the Caen Poche guide
16 Jun 2021
Press article in Ouest France newspaper 21 February 2021
23 Feb 2021
Press article in the local newspaper Actu.fr 18 February 2021
19 Feb 2021
Recommandation of "Le petit futé 2021" tourism in France guide and website
8 Jan 2021
Ouistreham Saint Samson church renovated 'at night'
5 Dec 2020
Photos report with 'Terres de Nacre Tourisme':
2 Dec 2020
Normandy Beach Race 2020
26 Sep 2020
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