And it is grand..... and comfortable, and soothing, and lovely..... Located in Chelles (Picardie,) it is a retreat for the senses - soft, relaxing colors and textiles, all seemingly vintage and welcoming.
We had the good fortune to stay here with my husband's whole family when we attended a recent wedding. Since we took all five rooms and had the run of the place, I got to poke around and really appreciate what they've done with what started out as more or less a ruin.
Only 5 minutes from Pierrefonds and its château and 1 hour from Paris. You can relax here after the hustle & bustle.
Beautiful, age worn patina, throughout.
Visit it if you can, Mme Gillieron and her family, couldn't have been more accommodating or at the ready with suggestions about the area or a cup of tea.
The only thing that made leaving easy was that I knew we would have to drive home through the Champagne region. More on that another time....
La Grande Maison
3, rue du bois - 60350 Chelles
03 44 86 50 07