"About a old castle and an timeless abbey" Bricquebec by Pavlik_NL

Bricquebec Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 18 photos

Step back in medieval times

Bricquebec is a small village, that is dominated in it's centre by an old beautiful castle and in it's surroundings by an ancient - still inhabited - abbey. Both places are very charming and give you the opportunity to step back in time. Already in the 10th century, Bricquebec became a possession of the Normandian Ducal family and remained in their hands until the French revolution.

Classical made and delicious Normandian products

The abbey Notre Dame de Grace near the village of Bricquebec is still operating as a spiritual centre in the wide surroundings of Bricquebec and also still active in the production of traditional Normandian (and other) products. The trappist monchs have their own lands in the surroundings of the abbey and make many delicious Normandian and French products that are sold in their abbey shop. Buy some local cheese, tasy sausages, homemade honey or jam or Cider wine.

Bricquebec, a true Normandian place

Interesting to know is the origin of the name Bricquebec, as this definately does not sound French at all. It originally is - like many Normandian villages and towns - a Normans (Vikings) name in which "bec" is related to the Dutch word "Beek" (a creek or small river). "Bricque" is the "Brook" that many hills have in the Normandian landscape.

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