A family home since the beginning, "Chez Jules & Léonie" has kept an authentic charm, reinforced by the assiduous frequentation of artists and writers, art lovers and walkers.
Artists, painters, musicians and authors, including Georges Duhamel, met with General de Gaulle, for example, in 1949. This place, inhabited by an ancient and deep soul, has a garden designed against the plateau of Auvers sur Oise, and a vast and quiet courtyard. Located in the heart of the village, the house has 4 guest rooms, one of which is accessible to people with reduced mobility. A gîte-studio completes the offer for guests who prefer independence. Built essentially in the 19th century, the house forms a coherent and harmonious whole between an old wing from the 18th century and a part rehabilitated in the 20th century. A state of mind of openness and sharing around the values of respect for nature, cultural and artistic exchanges, creates an ecotouristic and cultural offer to the village.
This project was born from the will to make live this family and friendly house in a state of mind of opening and sharing around the values of respect for nature, cultural and artistic exchanges, and also to revitalize the tourist and cultural offer of the village, in a sector of the Natural Park of the French Vexin where the needs for authentic and charming lodgings appear more and more necessary.
It is also a question of allowing the development of an economy of proximity, respectful of the natural and human environment.
Deliberately thought in harmony with nature and the environment, the space was conceived with the criteria of sustainable development to make it a place of quality stay, on the theme of friendship.
Indeed, it is thanks to the friendship of Daubigny, who was a nurse in Valmondois as a child, that my ancestor Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, a student at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, came to Valmondois for the first time in 1838.
The two friends returned frequently and each bought a house there. Later, Geoffroy-Dechaume, a close friend of Daumier's, brought Daumier to Valmondois to live in peace in a small house with a studio bought thanks to his friends, including Camille Corot.
The rooms of the house pay tribute to these important artists of 19th century French art who lived or frequented Valmondois and its region, along with Vincent Van Gogh and many others.
Occasionally, the house can become an artistic residence, in particular during festivals organized in the French Vexin, and a place of exchanges, for example for "seminars", "discovery classes", cooking classes and other tastings of wines, honeys, specialities, thematic week-ends or "unusual routes".
Chez Jules & Léonie
Place Honoré Daumier 59, grande rue
Email address: [email protected]
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Phone number: 0134695160