This gorgeous French chateau that’s in a leafy environment in the immediate vicinity of immense forests, is located in the Eure Department, Normandy, 125 km west of Paris, and is accessed by rail from Paris Saint Lazare station. It was built in 1630 and was remodeled in the 18th century in the Louis XIII style and is truly just gorgeous.
The property has been renovated and has kept its authentic features like stone fireplaces, high ceilings, terracotta floor tiles, and 17th-century paneling. The building is made of stone and brick façade which contribute to its original beauty.
The castle offers 650 m2 of living space with 6 lovely bedrooms with bathrooms. In its beautiful park outside there’s also a swimming pool and a few outbuildings including one from the 16th century, and some have been converted. After some renovation, those outbuildings could be used as an additional living space. A truly great property that is perfect for both business ventures and a family home!
About the place:
The town of Conches-en-Ouche is located in the Eure department in Normandy, France. It has a population of about 1,400 people and covers an area of 10 square kilometers. The name “Conches” comes from the Celtic word for “hill”. Conches was founded by monks who came to live there around 650 AD after being driven out of Jumièges Abbey during Viking raids.
Conches has been occupied since Bronze Age times as archeological digs have shown. In Roman days it was known as Conchis. The origin of this settlement goes back to ancient Gaul at the time when Julius Caesar sent Aulus Atuatius Catullus against Gallic tribes who had settled along both sides of the Seine River near Chartres and Beauvais.
Conches has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by excavations at Saint Julien d’Arpaon near to where the D 136 road crosses the railway line, which has uncovered many flint tools made during the Paleolithic era. The site of Gros Bois also shows evidence of human habitation during this period.
Things to do in Conches:
The town features several historical sites and buildings including Saint Bertin Abbey, built by French Benedictines during the 11th century. Visitors can also see Notre Dame Church dating back to 1403 as well as many other churches and chapels providing interesting architecture styles reflecting different periods of history. Visitors will find plenty to do while staying in this region within Eure Department such as cycling tours along various trails, hiking through woods, or visiting local attractions like Château Gaillard which was once owned by King Richard I who fought against Philippe Auguste for control over Normandy.
You will not want to miss visiting Chateau de la Rochepot. This magnificent château offers wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding areas so definitely go check it out. There are also some beautiful wineries nearby where you can enjoy wine tasting sessions – this area is well known all over the world because it produces fantastic wines that rival those from regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux.