This property has been in my family for nearly 500 years.
I inherited it unexpectedly in 2010 and it was a huge challenge to bring it back to life.
I am currently a graphic designer (Packaging design) working in Eastern Europe and to take care of such a large and demanding property was not in my initial plans.
Luckily, with the help of family, friends and workawayers we created an association, a non-profit association and managed to restore part of it and to turn it into a friendly and elegant space for people from all around the world who enjoy art, travel, culture and history.
The purpose to restore, maintain and promote the natural, man-made and cultural heritage of Normandy, and more specifically the unique of this place.
It is a great project and a unique human adventure!
As required by Workaway we would like to specify that this is a cultural exchange and we do not require any business related help.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will discover a historic site in Normandy and a beautiful region of France.
You will also meet travelers from all around the world staying here.
But most of all you will see and participate to the rebirth of an old French Castle!
We are doing our best to maintain the property - improve the rooms, organizing, cleaning and storing antics...
French, English, Russian, Bulgarian, German (basics)
We have several small bedrooms with a bathroom on top of the castle (3rd floor).
We will provide food and accommodation.
Within three hours drive from Paris lies a peaceful place in the heart of a natural regional park.
Our family were brothers in Arms with William the Conqueror in the 11th Century. The castle was already their home. What was once a 9th century Viking fortress, is now a 12th century castle, a 16th century Mansion and a 17th century Manor, located in the heart of the Norman countryside, close to the famous Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the D-Day beaches, an excellent base from which to explore the attractions of the region.
There are lots of beautiful animals in the surroundings of the property - cows, horses, deers and wild animals it is the perfect place for nature lovers.
We have several bicycles and a scooter that you can use to visit the region.
The nearest town is Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Mont-Saint-Michel is 1h30 from the property.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours a day, 5 days a week