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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Renting a Manor House in Normandy

The Village - Location of La Haule Manor House in Normandy
We just returned from a WONDERFUL trip to Normandy with five other couples coordinated by "Monsieur Jacque" - a dear friend who plans great trips like this every two years for this group and two others - he stays a total of three weeks with three different group of people and he and his lovely wife act as hosts and travel guides - a sweet deal for all of us!

I receive many questions from envious friends about where we stay on these great trips and how they could duplicate the experience.  I thought I would devote this blog to showing (showing off) this property and the amenities that accompanied it.

The goal of this trip was to visit the sites of Normandy with an emphasis on the World War II battlefields and memorials.  This is a wonderful part of France and Jacque had no difficulty putting together an interesting and varied itinerary.

We stayed in a quaint village near Caen, France - Douvres La Delivrande link to website.  The house itself is called "La Haule" and is named for its street location.  There is a website for the property but it does not do the actual look and feel of this site justice - link to site

This is a pictorial blog showing the town, the surrounding street and the house itself.  It's one way to use some of my 2500+ photos and allows me to better capture the essence of the place.  I am getting a lot out of this little piece!
The blue door is the entrance to the property which extends for many acres.  
The gardens at La Haule 

The back of the property has a barn-like structure that houses goats and chickens.
Some of the tress had not yet fully bloomed and I was intrigued by their unusual shapes and characters.

This chef cooked two meals for us - on first and last nights.  They were the best food we had all week! 

This was truly a location and experience to remember!

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow....2500 images! I thought I was bad! We're going to Normandy/ Le Rogue/ Paris for 3 weeks in August. I can take 100 / day here so I figure I'll easily hit 2500. Your shots are great, nice angles, colors, places.