traditional Norman guesthouse

"A magical place to escape, breath, reconnect with the basics, the land and the tradition."

Escape For one night, one week-end, one week, living following the traditional way of a small Norman village and the river living across.

Breath surrounded by a forest garden of more than 2 acres, territory of the ducks and the roe deers. And soon, of the horses.

Reconnect with the basics following the rhythm and sounds of nature, taking your time, freeing your mind, disconnecting, strolling along the banks of the river... quite simply.

Come back to the land with organic fruits and vegetables, locally produced as often as possible, and homemade products.

Embrace tradition again as the seasons go by. Being told the story of the old furniture from local second-hand markets or homemade reusing the old materials from the renovations of our house

Norman guesthouse with river

You will stay in a quiet Norman farmhouse from the XVIIIe century, with view on the river, where trouts and ducks live together, in harmony.

Upon wake up, a fresh fruit juice will be served with our homemade jams and pastries for your breakfast, that takes place in the banks of the river in summer.

the river La Levrière, near Gisors, Normandy

The rooms

La Reine Blanche

Spacious attic room, in the first floor, with parquet and exposed beams, a queen size bed and one single person bed. Private bathroom (bath) and WC. View on the garden and the river.

Blanche d'Evreux, newly made queen of France on January 19th 1350 by getting married with Phillipe IV de Valois, liked to have walks on this path, bordering our property and to which she gave her name. It links Bézu St Eloi to Hébécourt, along the forest and following the river.

La Reine Clémence

Spacious room in ground floor, with entry, queen size bed, living room with a fireplace and a single person bed. Private bathroom (shower) and WC. Beautiful view on the garden and the river.

Clémence de Hongrie was made queen in Reims on August 13th 1315 by getting married with Louis X, called Le Hutin. He offered her, soon after their wedding, houses and manors in St Denis Le Ferment, Hébécourt, Mainneville and forest of Lyons.

La Planche Renard

Very spacious attic room, on the first floor, with parquet, ancient floor tiles, exposed beams, queen size bed and one single person bed. Private bathroom (bath) with separated private WC. Panoramic view on the garden and the river.

The Planche Renard is the name of a grassland bordering our property.

Prices and booking conditions

The prices are in euros, breakfast included.

Accepted payment are french cheque or cash.

Room 2 people night Additional person
Reine Clémence8525
Reine Blanche8525
Planche Renard9525

Your booking

By mail or phone. It will be validated upon reception of a down payment of 1 night per stay, to be sent the week following your booking request.

Your arrival

We expect you between 5pm and 7:30pm, but special agreement. Thank you to contact us 48 hours before your arrival to agree on an arrival time.

You can park in a private parking in our property.

Our rooms are no smoking. For allergy reasons, pets are not allowed.

Your breakfast

Generous, local and greedy! It is served between 8 and 10 am. In the menu: fresh fruits juices, bread and pastries, homemade jams and cakes, seasonal fruits, farm yogourt...
local breakfast guest house  La Lévriere, normandy

Your departure

Check-out time is 11:30 am

Saint Denis Le Ferment

Saint Denis was the first bishop of Paris, where he had been martyrised around 250. His worship, dynamic in the Ile-de-France area (Paris and its neighborhood basically), was spreading on the -close- Normandy area. The nickname of this village would come from a lord named Ferman, or Farman.

In 1199, the site was known under the name of "Sanctus Dyonysos de Farman". Saint Denis Le Ferment was, in the past, part of "the seven cities of the blue bush". For long, this name has designated a huge forest between the valley of the Epte and of the Levrière rivers, composed of seven parishes: Amécourt, Hébécourt, Mainneville, Hudicourt, Sancourt, Thierceville, and Saint Denis Le Ferment, which got granted special rights by the kings of France. By going along the valley, you will have the opportunity to see these typical villages.

To see

The beautiful set composed by the XII and XIII century church, whose heart from XVIII century is registered in the french historic Monuments register ; by the castle and finally the manor.

In the top of the village, you will find the chapel Sainte Austreberthe. Before the year 1200, Bernardines nuns from the order of Citeaux founded the small priory of Sainte Austreberthe from which only the chapel remains. It's located in a pretty and secret place.

Starting from our house (go across the bridge, then the park), the Reine Blanche, walking path which links Bézu Saint Eloi to Hébécourt bordering the forest and following the path of the river.

The Reine Blanche of Evreux got out of the castle of Neaufles Saint Martin after her husband Philippe de Valois died, liked to walk on that path that has been attributed her name.

To eat

In Gisors (10km from the guesthouse)

To see in Gisors

Some magical places in the Vexin Normand

The abbey of Saint Germer de Fly

Very famous village among medievalist historians and architecture lovers thanks to its church from the XII century and, in the extension, its Holy Chapel from the XIII century, replica of the Holy Chapel of Paris.

Where to eat ?

The hostel of the abbey, gastronomic restaurant and tea room, in front of the abbey, on the Avenue Verte (green avenue), which links Paris to London. Tél : 03 44 82 50 73. Closed the evening on Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, and Wednesday the whole day. Menu from 18 to 32 euros in the evening.

Lyons la Forêt

Very dynamic village, known as one of the hundred most beautiful villages of France. Built on the ruins of a fortified castle from the XII century, ancient brick houses mix with half-timbered houses. Halls from the XVIII century. Various walking paths to discover the largest beech forest of Europe.

Where to eat ?

Gerberoy

Classified among the most beautiful villages of France and famous for its "fête des roses" (feast of the roses). Paved streets, and flowered facades. It has been discovered by the public through the work of the painter Henri le Sidaner.

Giverny

The painter Monet settled in Giverny in 1883 to paint the famous "Nymphéas". The Claude Monet foundation is the famous cradle of the impressionism. Talking about the American art museum of Giverny, it celebrates the relations set between the french and american arts.

Where to eat ?

Le moulin de Fourges, gastronomic restaurant located in the banks of the Epte river, 5kms apart from Giverny, in a site influenced by the architecture of the tiny village of the queen Marie-Antoinette in Versailles. Tel : 02 32 52 12 12. Closed on Sunday evening and on Monday. Lunch and diner workweek from 23 euros. Menu from 39 euros.

Château Gaillard

Majestic fortress built by Richard Coeur de Lion in the XII century, on the banks of the Seine. At its foot, its ruins offer a wonderful panoramic view on the city of Les Andelys.

Château de Vascoeuil

Vascoeuil is a small Norman village located on the edge of the forest of Lyons, typical with its houses in bricks and half-timbered. Its famous for its castle, now one of the most dynamic center of contemporary art in Normandy.

In a radius of about 30km from La Lévrière, numerous and famous castle open their doors to you: Boury en Vexin, Bizy, Gaillon, Fleury sur Andelle, Vascoeuil, Martainville... along with well known abbeys like Mortemer, St Germer de Fly or Fontaine-Guérard.

You can also easily reach Paris or Rouen to visit these 2 cities located at about 55min from our guesthouse, or even have a great time in the beaches of the Norman coast (Dieppe or Deauville are at about 1h20 from the house).

On the Norman coast, don't miss Varengeville sur mer, secret place between the countryside and the sea, loved among others by Jehan Ango and Georges Braque, and by numerous painters, musicians, and poets. It still influences artists today.

 

Activities close to La Lévrière

The path of la Reine Blanche

Starting from the house, it leads you to a walk of about 22km across the countryside, following the Lévrière river, going through several small villages. Follow the yellow tags - Carte IGN :
2111 OT – 2112 E – 2112 O

The golfs

Two 18 holes golfs welcome you in 15 kms away: Bertichères et Rebetz, in Chaumont en Vexin

The stud

du Moulin, 5 km from the house, in Mainneville : initiation, courses, horse rides.

Near the house

you will find 3 amusement parks for small and grand children: (parks d’Hérouval, Tolysland and St Paul), a kayak base camp to enjoy a 2h course on the Epte river.

Local market in Gisors on Friday and Sunday morning.

  
 


Terroir

Local organic vegetables

to be picked at Martial's house, organic vegetable farmer in Saint Germer de Fly. Direct sell on Friday noon and on Saturday morning. Tél : 03 44 48 69 96 


Local homemade beers

Made with love in Gisors. Brasserie de Sutter, in Gisors. Drink in the shop or take away. Open from 10 to 12:30 am and from 1 to 7 pm everyday but Sunday. Visit of the manufacture can be arranged on Saturday from 10:30 am to noon. Tél 02 32 27 57 17 


Honey from Saint Denis le Ferment

Chez Jocelyne et Claude Ravaz, beekeepers. 


The Derly farm

gathers numerous local producers and craftsmen from the region of the Vexin normand in a covered market. Address: Route Nationale 14 - 27420 Les Thilliers en Vexin. Tel : 02 32 27 56 10. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9:30 am to noon and 2:30 to 7 pm.