Please do come and visit the Chaslerie ! It is an outstanding introduction to a holiday in Normandy.
The Chaslerie is open to visitors all year round and tours of the outside grounds are free of charge.
Most of the buildings of the Chaslerie (the main dwelling and its two towers, the large Louis XIII tower, the dovecote and the stables) are located round a closed courtyard. This courtyard is preceded by a front yard with the manor chapel and the cart-shed, and behind lies a back yard with the manor bakehouse. A farmhouse and a cellar (that used to shelter perry and cider-brandy) complete the landscape between meadows and numerous oak, beech, yoke-elm and pear trees.
Consider taking photographs of the Eastern façade at dawn, when the sun lovingly gilds its stones, or of the North Western perspective at twilight, when it reddens them.
We suggest that you observe the window grids, the finials on the roofs, the granite balls on the chimneys (they meant that noblemen lived there, thus deterring tax agents from investigating ; unfortunately, this doesn’t work any longer, a remnant of the Revolution), the weather cock at the top of the steeple (meaning that a chaplain was in charge of the chapel), the canopied roof above the main entrance of the courtyard (this is a masterpiece of roofing).
Inside the chapel, the names on the templets are those of some allied families to the Ledins ; their coats of arms were painted above their names and the walls were decorated with precious ornaments.