In the Auge area, in the French department of Calvados. 2 hours from Paris, 35 minutes from the centre of Deauville and 5 minutes from the city gates of Lisieux, an old town whose traditional Saturday market is much frequented. 25 minutes from Pont-l’Évêque and 15 minutes from the A13 motorway to Paris. Just 10 minutes from Lisieux railway station with train links to Paris-Saint-Lazare. Schools, hospitals, doctors and vets as well as large and small supermarkets are in the immediate vicinity.
This rectangular house, set slightly back off the street, has two-storey facades constructed from thin limestone slabs and terracotta bricks. The lower section is also constructed from terracotta bricks and the roof covered with natural slate. The openings have wooden frames featuring small window panes. Trelliswork supports the wisteria partially covering the facades.
The house looks out over a small, slightly sloping garden, surrounded by a boxwood hedge. A central yew tree dominates a rose garden, the mother plant of which, growing up the main façade, witnessed the young Thérèse running around the house.
It is difficult to forget that this garden echoed with the laughter of the young Thérèse-Martin, who was beatified and canonized in 1925. It is, after all, just a stone’s throw from Lisieux and the basilica which was built in her honour and which has become the second most popular French site visited by pilgrims. And yet, the memory of this child has not dulled the atmosphere inside the house, where rays of light seeping in through the shutters create a deeply human, warm ambiance. This house, a divine holiday retreat and a haven of peace far from the urban hustle and bustle, is near to other properties that once accommodated illustrious writers who adored the landscape of this valley, which can be deemed the most beautiful, the most mysterious and the most poetic of the Auge area.
190 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||500 m2|
|Main building surface area||80 m2|
Hélène Lainé       +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.