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Kirkja
“Coutances Cathedral is a beautiful structure that was not destroyed during the French Revolution, and miraculously barely touched during the tumult of the Allied bombings and landings of 1944 - even though much else around it was destroyed! The cathedral’s roots date back to when a Roman temple occupied the spot. This temple was changed into a church in the 5th century AD, which was later destroyed by Vikings in 866 AD – as was the original Roman aqueduct. Two centuries later the church was rebuilt as a Romanesque cathedral and was consecrated in 1056 in the presence of William the Bastard (better known later, perhaps, as William the Conqueror!). in 1180 it was restored and altered and in the 13th century transformed into the Norman Gothic style, although aspects (such as the twin towers and the columns in the nave are from the original Romanesque period). It is possible that the columns (or sections of them) date to the original Roman temple/basilica. One of the 13th century stained glass windows depicts the life of Thomas Becket.”
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Áfengisverslun
“LE bar de Coutances!!! Parce que le patron est adorable, le choix de bières locales et bio un régal, la cave formidable, et l'ambiance café de pays chaleureuse! ”
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Veitingahús
“It only seats up to 20 people but the food is fantastic. Booking essential”
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Kvikmyndahús
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Almenningsgarður
“indrukwekkende tuin met exotische enorme bomen. een rustige oase in de stad met een leuke speeltuin voor de kinderen. ook een mooie oude ciderpers te bezichtigen.”
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Veitingahús
“Grote kaart met pizza's, streekgerechten, voor ieder wat wils. Kindvriendelijk. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Idéal de s'y arrêter avant de prendre place dans la maison puisque selon la direction d'où vous viendrez, vous passerez par Coutances.”
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Bar
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Locality
“Coutances sits on a 700 million year old volcano! The soil from which has allowed the creation of some wonderful gardens here. Once called Cosedia, the capital of the Celtic Unelles, it was renamed Constantia in the 4th century AD, in homage to the Roman emperor Flavius Constantius Chlorus (father of Constantine the Great). Variations of the name appeared at various times: Constantia (~400), Constances (1210), Coustances (1283 and again in 1437), Constances (1497 and 1608), Coutances (1631). Roman name derivation is rare in France. Although a great many cities and towns were founded, named or re-named by the Romans when they occupied Gaul (France) for around 500 years from the time Julius Caesar finally defeated Vercingetorix at the Battle of Alesia in 52 BC, most lost their Roman titles after the Romans left. When the Romans left in 486 AD , most city names were often changed to reflect the names of the Gallic tribes that occupied that region. Some (such as our local town of Hambye) have Frankish names after the Franks took over Gaul in the power vacuum left after the Romans departed. Coutances, however, retained its Roman name, probably in deference to its Christian connotations - Christianity having taken hold in most of the empire. (If you get to the Scriptorial in Avranches you will see how easy it would be have been for a scribe to mistake an ‘n’ for ‘u’ when transcribing a text - hence the change from Constances to Coustances to Coutances). ”
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Keilusalur
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Store
“Winkel waarin verschillende boeren uit de regio hun produkten verkopen. Open van woensdag tot zaterdag. Je vindt er brood, kaas, groenten en fruit, ijs, dranken, koekjes, bloem, vis en heel veel vlees. Vers, gerookt, in conserven... Mijn favoriet adres voor boter, paté, canard...”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Grote biologische supermarkt. Veel keus, vriendelijke mensen. Gezellig winkelen hier. ”
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Health Food Store
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