Aisne, Picardy, France - Septmonts Castle was built in the 13th century by Jacques de Bazoches, Bishop of Soissons, as his summer residence. Later in the 17th century the Bishops of Soissons ceased to reside here, it was abandoned and fell into ruin.
WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)
Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.