Looks fascinating and a very useful house-hunters’ guide to France.
I’m a bit disappointed that there is not, at this time, a Carte de France Sorcellerie. I have it on good authority that Normandy is well endowed with witches and wizards, and also that the bocage virois, adjacent to our town, is a hot-spot, as is nearby Domfront, where sabbat is often presided over by the Devil in person.
When I tentatively raised this curiosity with me neighbour, he smiled mysteriously, rubbed his grizzled chin, and told me of three very old (nonagenarian) women who live very nearby, each a lone widow, their dwellings forming a triangle in which our own home is centrally situated.
These crones had a habit of meeting every Monday afternoon, the venue rotating in strict sequence amongst the three. One of the three is now deceased, he recounted, but the other two still meet without fail.
Our house is very near this social axis, about twenty paces from one dwelling and fifty paces from the other.
About six months ago, my next door neighbour, an elderly widower, with whom we have struck up a very cordial and surprisingly close relationship, suggested I should accompany him to take coffee with the senior of the two, and I gladly agreed.
I will continue with this intriguing tale in a later post…