Wednesday, August 29, 2012


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
franchement:  frankly

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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