Music Postcard: “Ma Normandie”

Congratulations to Amandine Petit (Miss Normandie) who was crowned Miss France 2021 last weekend (December 19, 2020)!

I couldn’t decide between Music Monday or Wednesday Postcard for this one, so for fun, here is a music postcard!

This undated postcard features the lyrics to the song, “Ma Normandie” written by poet and composer, Frédéric Bérat (1801-1855). It’s the unofficial regional anthem of Normandy, located in northwestern France.

Watch the lyric video:

« J’irai revoir ma Normandie,

C’est le pays qui m’a donné le jour. »

Translation:

“I will go see my Normandy,

It’s the country that gave birth to me.”

*music, lyrics, and video | all rights reserved*

See you next week! Joyeux Noël/Merry Christmas🎄

Wednesday Postcard: Lisieux, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse in Lisieux, a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region located in northwestern France.

The Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse is considered the second most important pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes. It is often compared to the basilica of Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre in Paris.

It covers a surface area of 4,500m² with a 95m high dome, making it one of the largest churches to have been built during the 20th century.

For more information:

Normandy Tourism – Lisieux

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!