Manoir du Clap is an od mansion located in the village of 'La cerlangue', in Normandy. It was built in the late 1590's, during the reign of Henri IVth of France. In medieval times, the village was a part of Tancarville's Baronny (which became a county under the domination of Jean II de Melun).
At the end of the XVIth century, the place now called 'le Clap', not far from the village, became economicaly dynamic. In fact, 'black money' was found in that place, testifing that it was a trading centre. A Norman Squire (probably protestant) decided to build a Mansion in that lucrative place.
In 1740, an other family decided to buy the Manor. They were called 'Yon'. They began to renovate the place in Louis XV, Louis XVI and 'directoire' styles.
In 1890, the Manor house was once again renovated, and in 1935 the famous composer Arthur Honneger came to recite 'Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher'.
The place is now owned by the Family Prevost.
Bed and breakfast services are proposed in the Manor.
Bed and breakfast will open on September, rooms are being renovated
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.