"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
In the heart of the Norman Vexin, less than an hour from Paris, few miles from Gisors and Giverny, 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.
La Reine BlancheSpacious 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 ClémenceSpacious 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 RenardVery 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 conditionsThe prices are in euros, breakfast included.
Accepted payment are french cheque or cash.
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Regional taxe: an extra fee of 0.50 cents per person and per night (for people older than 18 years old) is due to be collected by the regional taxes services.
Your bookingBy 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 arrivalWe 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 breakfastGenerous, 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...
Your departureCheck-out time is 11:30 am
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.
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.
- 2 kms away from the guesthouse, in Bazincourt, the castle of la Rapée, gastronomic restaurant located in a Norman castle from the 19 century. Tel : 02 32 55 11 61. Closed on Wednesday evening. Menus from 29 euros. Menu terroir 39,50 euros.
In Gisors (10km from the guesthouse)
- Le Cappeville, gastronomic restaurant, is featured in the french gastronomic guides le Bottin Gourmand and le Guide Michelin 2017. Tel : 02 32 55 11 08. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday. In the evening, menus from 30,50 to 52 euros.
- Le Monarque, traditional restaurant, great salads and pizzas. Tel : 02 32 55 13 37. Closed on Sunday evening and Monday.
- L’Olive verte, pizzeria – trattoria. Convivial, greedy plates. Tél : 02 32 55 48 10. Closed on Sunday and Monday evening.
To see in Gisors
- The castle, built in 1097 by Guillaume Le Roux, king of England, son of Guillaume le Conquérant, to monitor the Epte river, then separating the anglo-norman states from France. Very nice public garden in front of the dungeon (XI century).
- The churches St Gervais and St Protais, armonious building built from the XII to the XVI centuries, mixing Gothic and renaissance styles. Rebuilt after the fire which destroyed Gisors in 1124, it's one of the most beautiful building from the religious Norman heritage. Its proportions and the evolutions it has been provided gives it the allure of a cathedral.
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 ?
- La Licorne royale, gastronomic restaurant in the heart of the city center with ancient stones houses, one star in the Guide Michelin. Tel : 02 32 48 24 24. Closed for lunch during workweek and on Wednesday evening. Menu from 49 euros.
- Le grand cerf, local bistro in a typical Norman decoration. Tel 02 32 49 50 50. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Menu "Bistro" for lunch, 20 euros. Menus from 29 euros.
GerberoyClassified 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.
GivernyThe 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 GaillardMajestic 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 VascoeuilVascoeuil 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.
The path of la Reine BlancheStarting 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 golfsTwo 18 holes golfs welcome you in 15 kms away: Bertichères et Rebetz, in Chaumont en Vexin
The studdu Moulin, 5 km from the house, in Mainneville : initiation, courses, horse rides.
Near the houseyou 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.