"The Nymph of Wangenbourg Castle"

(Originally posted January 2015) Translated from “La Nymphe du château de Wangenbourg,” from the Castles of France website, legends section. Once, a long time ago in Wangenbourg castle, there lived a quarrelsome lord of dubious morality. On his return trip from a military campaign with his comrades-in-arms, he spied a lovely young woman in aContinue reading “"The Nymph of Wangenbourg Castle"”

"The Cursed Bridge of the Faeries Over the Vologne River (Vosges Mountains)"

(Originally posted December 2014) Translated from “Maudit Pont des Fées enjambant la Vologne (Vosges),” an article that was originally published in Le Pays lorrain in 1908, then reprinted online in La France pittoresque in October 2013. A Vosgian1 legend states that a well-formed hunter from Gérardmer, who had been promised a glorious destiny so longContinue reading “"The Cursed Bridge of the Faeries Over the Vologne River (Vosges Mountains)"”

"Faeries in Upper Brittany, France"

(Originally posted November 2014) Translated from the article “Fées en Haute-Bretagne,” originally published in Le Magasin pittoresque in 1886. Reprinted online in La France pittoresque in January 2014. In Upper Brittany, people often speak of faeries. In addition to the numerous legends told about them, several proverbs featuring faeries have lingered in contemporary conversation; people sayContinue reading “"Faeries in Upper Brittany, France"”