La maison

Its history…

The Benedictine monks from the Abby of Saint Peter, situated on top of the hill, in the suburb of St Barthelemy, cultivated a vineyard on the hillsides which separated them from the moat surrounding the city of Melun.

In 1824, during the reign of Charles X, the town council decided to build on this land, with the intention of making it into a new, elegant area adjoining the town. The street which was then created, la rue (street) Charles X, was to be renamed Orléans, then North and lastly la rue Louviot, after one of the pioneers of photography, who was born at number 14.

The comfortable middle-class or “bourgeois” houses on the street all contained two upper floors (or “noble” floors) contrasting with the poorer houses which only had one floor at ground level.

After the Second World-War, the principal town treasurer, or tax office, took over the building, until your hosts, one of whom has a real passion for the restoration of old building, decided to take on the task of bringing this modest farm building, nearly in the middle of town, back to its former glory.

An enclosed garden, stone walls, a few experimental “potagers” surrounded by flower beds: you will be a warmly welcomed during your pleasant comfortable stay in a charming setting.

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