in Basse-Normandie, between Argentan and Trun, the Chateau de Miguillaume is located at 180 km west of Paris, à 2h 1/4 drive or 1.40h by train to the Argentan station.
The chateau is ideally situated on the edge of the large forêt de Gouffern with its many stud farms and numerous sporting activities, restaurants and attractions.
Golf course 9 hole: 3km
Argentan: 8 km
Omaha Beach: 70km
Deauville 70 km
Mont Saint Michel 100km
Mémorial de Mont Ormel: 7 km.
Le Mans: 100 km
Initialy a large manor, build in the 1750s, the chateau de Miguillaume first owner was M. Goupil de Préfeln, member of parliament and Mayor of Argentan during the Convention and the Terror. He survived and supported Bonaparte at the coup of the 18 Brumaire and , hence, he was knighted and rewarded. He could then enhance and extend the manor to give it the gorgeous look it has today.
Réquisitioned during the second world war to host a german hospital, the domain was badly dammaged during heavy fights in 1944 and the battle of Chambois, being on the road to Mont-Ormel were the Germans surrended. It was repaired by a local chartered accountant, with the help of the war damage states subsidies, who kept it till the actual owner acquired it and restored it completely to its original state, as far as it was possible.
The chateau has a four levels with a useful area of around 900 square meters with 15 main rooms. Two great drawing rooms and the adjacent main entrance, two dining room, two kitchen, 12 bedrooms and several service rooms. The grand cuisine is linked to the delightful orangery with tilting panels dated 1784.
Over two hectares, the beautiful park welcomes the peaceful walks and the orchard offers a choice of fruits depending on the season: cherries, plums apples, pears. Several houses are scattered in the park: horse stable, barn, sheapfold, carriage shade, piggery, old caretakers's house, dovecote; all these buildings form a charming private village.
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