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The Place Jules Goulley
Typical Norman buildings line the Place Jules Goulley in Pont Audemer. The real Norman house is a mud house, from the land of its country. A house that blends in perfectly with its environment, in a harmonious plant-mineral balance, modulated over the years. The elders who built these houses had very little tools with the materials they could find locally. They used flint rubble for the foundations, oak wood for the half-timberings, the clayey earth of their land mixed with various fibers, splints of coudrier or chestnut for filling the walls, limestone from the marl fields region for limewash and finishing plasters
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