A vintage tractor was not quite what we expected to see parked behind the chocolate shop in Bellême, nor did we expect to see an English telephone booth across the street.
A local café owner told us that most vacationers in this pretty and out-of-the-way country town are either British or Parisian. No brag, just fact.
Frankly, what really surprised us was the motocross endurance circuit carved in a hill on the edge of this ordinarly quiet and sleepy town in the Orne department. As it turns out, a motorcycle club has existed in Bellême since 1955. We left wondering how much dust, commotion and commerce that stirs up on event days.
un tracteur: a tractor
une cabine téléphonique: a telephone booth, phone box
©2012 P.B. Lecron