This grand old mansion has been lovingly (I cannot begin to imagine how expensively) restored by its owners, and is literally a museum, as well as the B&B of my dreams.
Indeed, I thought I must be dreaming when, after exiting my car and walking in a state of some astonishment at the grandeur of the property toward the entrance, the completely adorable and immensely charming wife of the owner descended the many front steps to welcome me very warmly, and introduce me to the chateau and my magnificent room.
I was immediately enchanted, and became ever more so during my too-short stay. She presented me with a bottle of delicious Cidre Normande as a welcome gift, but her smile and grace would have been enough.
My room was beautiful, and quite comfortable. The bathroom was large and modern. The sole flaw I encountered was a very old and troublesome door lock, but even that enhanced the sense I had somehow been magically transported into a chapter of Flaubert.
All my life, I will strive to return whenever possible. The owners are not of a class which normally includes innkeepers, but evidently warmly welcome intruders/guests into their lives in order to generate some cash flow to help cover what must be the very large continuing expense of maintaining the chateau. Lucky for those of us who might otherwise never have a chance to spend the night in such a grand maison.