Une maison d'artistes
La Grande Maison « Chez Jules & Léonie »
A certain place to discover, a spiritual home, a charming village in the protected environment of the Natural Regional Park of the French Vexin, in the north of the Île-de-France region.
Family home since the beginning, "Chez Jules & Léonie" has retained an authentic charm, reinforced by the assiduous frequentations of artists and writers, lovers of art and walks.
Artists painters and musicians, authors, including Georges Duhamel, rubbed shoulders here with General de Gaulle, for example, in 1949. This place, inhabited by an ancient and profound soul, has a garden drawn against the plateau d’Auvers sur Oise, and a vast and calm courtyard. Located in the heart of the village, the house has 4 guest rooms, one of which is accessible for disabled guests. A cottage-studio completes the offer for guests who prefer their independence. Built essentially in the 19th century, the house forms a coherent and harmonious ensemble between an old wing of the eighteenth century and a rehabilitated part in the twentieth century. A spirit of openness and sharing around values of respect for nature, cultural and artistic exchanges, creates this unique ecotouristic and cultural residential offer in the village.
This project is born from the will to resurrect this family and friendly house in a spirit of openness and sharing around the values of respect for nature, cultural and artistic exchanges, but also to dynamise the touristic and cultural offer of the village, in an area of the Natural Park of French Vexin where needs of authentic and charming accommodation appear more and more necessary.
It is also about allowing the development of a local economy, respectful of the natural and human environment.
Deliberately thought in harmony with nature and the environment, space has been designed with the criteria of sustainable development to make it a place of quality stay, on the theme of friendship and love for art.
In fact, it was through to the friendship of Daubigny, who stayed several years in Valmondois during his childhood, that my ancestor Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, a fellow student at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, came to Valmondois for the first time in 1838.
The two friends came back frequently, and bought a house there. Later, Geoffroy-Dechaume, a close friend of Daumier, brought him to Valmondois to live in peace in a small house with an artist’s studio bought for him by his friends, including Camille Corot.
The bedrooms of the house are named in order to pay tribute to these four French artists of the nineteenth century who lived in Valmondois and its region, or frequented the village and its surroundings like Vincent Van Gogh and many others.
On certain occasions, the house may become an artistic residence, especially during festivals organized in the French Vexin, and a place for exchanges, for example small "seminars", "school trips", painting or cooking classes and other tastings of wines, and themed weekends or "unusual routes".
Fully equipped independent space with a kitchen, a bathroom and a veranda.
Capacity: up to 4 people (2 double beds)
Surface area: 42 m²
Pets non accepted (except special cases, and after the owners agreement)
Bed and breakfast
Capacity: 11 people (1 double bedroom – family suite, 2 double bedrooms, 1 double bedroom accessible to disabled guests)
Possibility to add a baby crib
The house has a living room with a piano and a large dining room with an open kitchen. The space can be privatized on request for family, friends or business events.
Spoken languages by the owner: French, English