|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This was the village doctors house until the 1950s. We bought it from the old doctor and restored, remodeled and brought it into the 21st Century. There are now four en suite bedrooms that maintain most of the ancient feel of the building, but with plumbing and electrical that work.
Located in the center of the village has some delightful advantages such as a world class bakery not 100 yards from our front door, a great restaurant that same distance at the other end of the street on the banks of the River Seine as well as all the usual small French village cafe, creperie, pizza and antique shops.
It is also where Degas, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, Sisley and Braque painted. The valley of the Seine is carved out of chalk cliffs that add to the beauty of the area.
Our stay at Wisteria House provided us with a comfortable,convenient and spacious place from which to explore this area of Northern France. An easy car ride from Paris, we and our friends made ourselves at home in this large well appointed home. Our arrangements with Eugene worked out well and our rooms were as advertised; spacious, clean and comfortable. The plumbing and the heat all worked well too! We went to local markets and shops to buy our food, which we cooked in the well designed / equipped kitchen. We often ate outdoors on the patio in the privacy provided by the high stone walls surrounding the spacious grounds. Directly across the street is the Chateau garden ( a beautiful and peaceful place for a walk ) which looks out onto the Seine. The Chateau itself offers a commanding view of La Roche-Guyon and and the surrounding area. We took day trips to Giverny (Monet's garden and home), Rouen ( great cathedral and town), Vernon ( beautiful with great markets ), Deauville and Normandy. The village has everything one imagines a French village would have; charming architecture, a great boulangerie (croissants and pastries to die for ), charming shops, a central square and a wonderful restaurant right down the street called, Les Bords De Seine. We enjoyed dinner there several times and it was reasonably priced. We took night time walks in town and along the Seine and always felt safe. Wisteria House served us very well. I recommend it for adults as well as families with children. An auto is a must for sightseeing.
Wisteria House, located in a picturesque village where Degas, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, Sisley and Braque painted will afford you a golden opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture. Living in the small congenial medieval village (pop. 533) you may practice your French language skills. Daily visits to the bakery, the cafe, and the market will bring you into contact with the local people. Strolling along the banks of the Seine, the castle garden, or the park you will find villagers and tourists with whom to converse. The majority of tourists are French with many English and Dutch staying in the restaurant's hotel. Several of the neighbors speak fluent English.
Stay for a week or a month It is a safe area for children and adults alike. One can wander about with ease and without a map (it would be difficult to get lost). It is a wonderful thing to be in the center of a village with all its amenities and a major chateau's music, art and garden events, yet have quiet and privacy in Wisteria House and its walled gardens. Open from May 12 to October 12.
Closed from October 15 to May 15.
50% Deposit to book, balance 90 days before arrival