Clécy is a picturesque village and Commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It is located on the River Orne, in the middle of the area known as Swiss Normandy (French: Suisse Normande), some 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Caen. Covering 2,463 hectares (6,090 acres) it is the largest commune in the canton of Thury-Harcourt. In 1932 it was awarded the title 'The Capital of Swiss Normandy' by the then Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.
In 1800, the commune had a population of 2171. By 2008, this had shrunk to 1225. The local inhabitants are known as Clécyens. The village's location in the Suisse Normande means that it is popular with tourists and the population swells in the summer months. Many outdoor activities are available including kayaking, paragliding, climbing, hill walking and mountain biking.
The commune has a wealth of historical treasures in the form of châteaux and manor houses that are spread all over Clécy and its surroundings. In the early part of the twentieth century painters such as Pissaro, Moteley and Hardy visited the area and painted landscapes around Clécy. Pissaro moved to Clécy in 1936.
Taken from an article about the commune in Wikipedea.
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lousat (76870) 2012-10-12 1:12
Bonjour Steph,tres jolie capture pour creer cette perspective circulaire,les fleurs donnent coulers a la scene,magnifiques facades et ciel,dommage pour les voitures mais on y peu faire rien..eheh..belle journee' et merci,Luciano
dkmurphys (49262) 2012-10-12 2:00
Nice capture from the old street. I like the colors of the flowers and the architecture of the charming buildings. Well composed.
SnapRJW (31119) 2012-10-12 2:07
Hello Stephen - I can understand why this village is popular with visitors, it looks so clean and attractive. A fine composition. I like the way you have included the roundabout in the FG, it is so colourful and attractive and the row of pretty houses seem to follow its curve and lead us to the stand of beautiful trees. A pretty shot and well managed too. Warm regards rosemary
timecapturer (48706) 2012-10-12 2:22
a delightful composition, with enticing lines and glorious colours. Beautiful warm stonework tones that stand out so exquisitely against the verdant shades. Captivating!
Have a marvellous weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (60038) 2012-10-12 5:56
J'aime beaucoup ce rond point très fleuri qui devient le centre du cercle ou les maisons se nichent.La texture de l'image est belle et le ciel menaçant apporte une belle touche à l'ensemble.
Nicou (121960) 2012-10-12 6:02
Quel beua rond point coloré superbe image avec les belles facades des maisons en rond ces cheminées ce ciel lourd merveilleuse photo.
Bravo et amitié
gildasjan (41582) 2012-10-12 6:34
Un joli bouquet floral sur ce rond-point.J'aurais personnellement cadré plus à droite pour ne pas couper ce dernier.
saxo042 (37562) 2012-10-12 8:21
An interesting note and a very pleasant capture of these houses. Beautiful flowers are providing nice colours. A very good street capture.
Fis2 (85499) 2012-10-12 12:02
Lovely composition and frame.
Flower add savor of photo.
npecanhuk (65470) 2012-10-12 15:24
Charming place and lovely façades!
Soft light & colors, level of sharpness, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (122183) 2012-10-13 3:42
Ciao Stephen, great view of lovely place, mice composition with flowers in FG, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (57182) 2012-10-13 4:17
Curve on the round-about had given extra depth on the part of town we see, Stephen.
Picture has excelent clarity and contrast which I value the most, and inspite of the grey sky, colors and light well managed.
Outstanding white shutters decorating the facade.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
COSTANTINO (55482) 2012-10-13 7:02
spectacular view to this village
simple daily shot with beauty
the flowers add freshness
incredible,so clear place
pierrefonds (56973) 2012-10-13 18:10
The curve of the street is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The cloudy sky is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
Graal (97473) 2012-10-14 4:20
beautiful place in village here. I like the old architecture and flowers on FG. An interesting informations. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (83729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 0:22