The castle of Mirville is composed of a central part from the 16th century and of two extensions: one from the early 19th and the other from 1900. Its latest famous occupant was Pierre de Coubertin, the modern Olympic Games founder and great-grandson of Marquis de Mirville, well-known for his works on spiritualism.
The castle is remarkable for its typically Norman façades in flint, bricks and stones embellished with mullioned windows . Its roof in Angers slates lies on an original oak structure. The castle is surrounded by a partly wooded park of 15 hectares which includes a kitchen garden of one hectare, a pond and a canal around the building.
Within about ten meters from the castle, a « feudal lump of earth » can be found, the remains of a typical habitat of the area in the 11th century. A part reconstitution and plans on display allow the visitors to understand the structure of this construction.The pond around the castle is supplied by a pure water spring known since the Roman time.
Open: All the year
Accommodation is on two floors in an extension of the house. On the ground floor are the dining-room, the sitting-room, the kitchen and the toilets...On the first floor are two double bedrooms, the toilets and a bathroom with shower and washing-machine. Access to a small private garden leading to the pond surrounding the house too.
Rates: 600 € per week
- 2 bedrooms
- 150 square meter
- Nearby city: Bolbec (5 km)
- Nearby city: Le Havre (37 km)
- Distance from Paris: from 60 to 120 miles
- Nearby airport: Le Havre (40 km) ou Deauville (50 km)
- Nearby station: Bréauté Beuzeville (2 km)