CHATEAU RUINS FOR SALE IN NORMANDY. If there a more magical phrase we do not know it. Six words that send us on a dream of possessing our own fortress in the beautiful Eure countryside. For less than the price of a studio flat in London, we could be lord
An impossible match....
High on the cliffs above the River Seine in Normandy is an imposing old château . Here history stretches back to the 11th century and the first Dukes of Normandy.
Tancarville was home to Raoul I Fitzgerald, trusted friend of Robert, first Duke of Normandy. Raoul would become William the Conqueror’s
Deep in the soft countryside of the Pays d’Auge, at the end of a quiet lane, stands Manoir de Querville.
Looking through the arch (Querville is a private residence) we spy the building in our postcard. Fancy brick and stone topped with a timber frame. A grand home that has been
If you drove through Ducey a little over thirty years ago, the only memorable sight would be an abandoned distillery decaying on the corner of Rue du Gén Leclerc. Observant travellers may have noticed a high roof behind the crumbling buildings, but most people would have looked away.
Ducey knew a
We are in the lap of 19th century luxury this week on the blog, which is surprising considering the building on our postcard had burnt down.
One afternoon in 1902 a chimney in the fabulously extravagant and importantly historic Château d'Eu caught fire. Unfortunately whoever put it out did a poor