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A style flourishing with seaside resorts
The Neo-Norman style was born in the second half of the 19th century. The craze for sea bathing saw a number of holiday villas spring up on the Normandy coast. They became more compliant with the standards of the Pays d'Auge from 1880 and were built on existing models with corbellings and timber framings. The architects, however, used bricks to create the ground floor, interweaving the roofs, gables, and turrets that sometimes make them look like small castles.
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