On this trip, we visited the region where several of my 11th generation grandfathers and some grandmothers, come from.
|Le Perche is only about two hours west of Paris.|
|This plaque commemorates the Tourouviens who immigrated to Canada. Mine are the Gagnons.|
|This is the Gagnonnière, the original Gagnon farm with outbuildings|
Indeed the Perche is perfectly pastoral and will soften the heart of the most hardened city dweller in less than half a day. We were immediately taken as well with the kind-hearted, Canadian-loving Percherons who have long been aware of the close ties that unite us.