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Vol au Dessus du Parc Naturel Régional Normandie–Maine / Flight over the Regional National Park Normandie–Maine Manche - Orne - Sarthe - Mayenne

Art / Photobook
By: Jérôme Houyvet(Illustrator), Valentin Biret(Author)
176 pages, 100+ colour photos
Publisher: OREP Editions
Vol au Dessus du Parc Naturel Régional Normandie–Maine / Flight over the Regional National Park Normandie–Maine
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Vol au Dessus du Parc Naturel Régional Normandie–Maine / Flight over the Regional National Park Normandie–Maine

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Language: Bilingual in English and French

Halfway between Perche and Brittany, halfway between the Loire Valley and Normandy, the Normandie–Maine Regional Natural Park, France, is, historically, a buffer area, a strategic issue and a troubled border.

First shaped by its relief, then by men, this island of greenery, mountains and defensive steps still bears the scars and evidence of both its glorious and troubled eras. On the mountain reliefs man made his checkpoints. Forests and rivers were made into borders. Plains and prairies were cultivated. The Normandie–Maine Regional Natural Park is host to the wonderful sights of castles, manor houses, churches and chapels, and many other pages of history written by man, ever since the first Neanderthal populations.

The battle between Giroie and Belleme during the time of William the Conqueror, through the ravages of the Hundred Years War, Photographer Jerôme Houyvet invites you for a historical walk from the sky. From his powered paraglider he has skillfully captured the mists of the Sarthe Valley at dawn, the shadows that stretch in the park of the castle of Carrouges, the medieval village of Domfront that cuts above the mountain reliefs... This work is an invitation to dream, a richly illustrated journey to a vast and remarkably well preserved area.

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À mi-chemin entre le Perche et la Bretagne, à cheval entre les Pays de la Loire et la Normandie, le Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine est, historiquement, un territoire tampon, un enjeu stratégique et une frontière tourmentée.

Façonné d'abord par son relief, ensuite par les hommes, cet îlot de verdure, de monts et de marches défensives porte encore aujourd'hui les stigmates et les témoignages d'époques aussi troubles que glorieuses. Des reliefs des massifs montagneux, l'homme s'en est fait des postes de contrôle. Des forêts et des rivières, il en a fait des frontières. Des plaines et des prairies, il en a fait des cultures. Le Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine donne à voir des merveilles de châteaux, manoirs, églises et chapelles, comme autant de pages d'histoire écrites par l'homme, depuis les premiers peuplements néandertaliens.

De la bataille entre les Giroie et les Bellême aux épopées de Guillaume le Conquérant, en passant par les ravages de la guerre de Cent Ans, le photographe Jérôme Houyvet vous invite à une balade historique vue du ciel. À bord de son paramoteur, il a capté avec talent les brumes de la vallée de la Sarthe au petit matin, les ombres qui s'étirent dans le parc du château de Carrouges, le village médiéval de Domfront qui se découpe au-dessus des reliefs... Cet ouvrage inédit est une invitation à la rêverie, un voyage en images sur un vaste territoire, remarquablement préservé.

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Art / Photobook
By: Jérôme Houyvet(Illustrator), Valentin Biret(Author)
176 pages, 100+ colour photos
Publisher: OREP Editions
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