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
The Externsteine (Extern stones) is a distinctive sandstone rock formation located in the Teutoburg Forest, near the town of Horn-Bad Meinberg. The formation is a tor consisting of several tall, narrow columns of rock which rise abruptly from the surrounding wooded hills. Archaeological excavations have yielded some Upper Paleolithic stone tools dating to about 10,700 BC from 9,600 BC.
In a popular tradition going back to an idea proposed to Hermann Hamelmann in 1564, the Externsteine are identified as a sacred site of the pagan Saxons, and the location of the Irminsul (sacral pillar-like object in German paganism) idol reportedly destroyed by Charlemagne; there is however no archaeological evidence that would confirm the site's use during the relevant period.
The stones were used as the site of a hermitage in the Middle Ages, and by at least the high medieval period were the site of a Christian chapel. The Externsteine relief is a medieval depiction of the Descent from the Cross. It remains controversial whether the site was already used for Christian worship in the 8th to early 10th centuries.
The Externsteine gained prominence when Völkisch and nationalistic scholars took an interest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This interest peaked under the Nazi regime, when the Externsteine became a focus of nazi propaganda. Today, they remain a popular tourist destination and also continue to attract Neo-Pagans and Neo-Nazis.