Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Manor house

We could see all kinds of buildings in the farmscape below the Puy Saint-Ambroise. This one is a manor house, or stately home, un manoir in French. It's not fortified, and seems to sit on a large piece of property. If you look closely, you might see a small red-tile roofed chapel close to the lake.

The lake is a dammed section of a stream named Le Coulon, from which, I'm guessing, the manor takes its name.

A little bit of internet sleuthing revealed that this is the Château de Coulon, originally built in the 15th century and updated/renovated in the 19th. The property is available for group rentals, with fourteen bedrooms, a grand dining room, and other amenities.


  1. Amazing to consider how long that's been in use, and how long that beautiful countryside has remained.

  2. What a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion.


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