Place

Le Jardin Découverte

Welcome to Conches-en-Ouche, in the heart of Normandy. A small Normandy village, famous for its equestrian center. Every year it sees the graduating classes of students who have passed the “Horse” baccalaureate.

The Jardin Découverte is a group of small independent houses and rooms of a main house, rented with hotel services. They can be rented by the day, just like a hotel. The whole site is a magnificent garden planted with trees, a true haven of peace, yet located in the heart of the village. You can laze under the trees, lulled by the singing of the birds.

The village is made up of typical Norman houses that line the paths leading to the arborétum and its Norman museum. From the Jardin Découverte, you can easily access the footpaths through lakes, forests and rivers teeming with trout.

Rooms

Le Jardin Découverte

Orange room

The 16 m² Orange Room is located on the 1st floor. It offers 2 large windows, a double bed, an antique parquet floor, a small desk, an internet connection, an armchair, a flat screen TV, large cupboards, a bathroom with shower.

Rate per night 130€

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White room

The 16 m² White Room is located on the 1st floor. It offers 2 large windows, a double bed, an antique parquet floor, a small desk, an internet connection, an armchair, a flat screen TV, large cupboards, a bathroom with shower.

Rate per night 130€

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Brown Room

The 25 m² Brown Room is located in the Bourgeoise House. It offers 3 large windows, a double bed, an antique parquet floor, a small desk, an internet connection, an armchair, a flat screen TV, large cupboards, a bathroom with shower.

Rate per night 145€

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Suites

The Suites located in the Bourgeoise or Briques house are ideal for 2 people. These rooms of 30 m², have 4 large windows, a double bed, an antique parquet floor, a small desk, an internet connection, an armchair, a flat screen television, a second room with a sofa, large cupboards, a bathroom with shower.

Rate per night 160€

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Bauge house

The Bauge house is a detached house of 100 m² on 3 levels and ideal for your stays as a couple. This Norman house has a large equipped kitchen opening onto a private garden on the ground floor and a flat screen television. Upstairs, you will find a living room with a fireplace and a bauge wall. On the top floor, a flat screen television, a bedroom (bed 160) and bathroom await you.

Rate per night 240€

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Garden

Le Jardin Découverte

In the heart of nature

Set in a 2,000 m² park, Le Jardin Découverte offers elegant rooms and houses with views and access to the communal terrace and garden. Discover the lovely landscaped garden bordered by small old buildings with half-timbered walls or warm-coloured plaster.

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Location

Le Jardin Découverte

The village

The village of Conches is in the Ouche region and located at 20 minutes from Evreux, only 1:40 from Paris. The village is also accessible by train from the Saint-Lazare station, your journey will take you 1:40. The break between the Parisian tumult at the departure of the Parisian station, and the bucolic calm upon arrival in Conches, is striking. In a short time, find yourselves in the heart of a small Norman village.

The region

Conches, at the eastern end of the Pays d’Ouche, keeps traces of the Gallo-Roman occupation (the road from Chartres to Lillebonne, entrenchments in the forest, etc…), its coat of arms: “Gold with a band of Blue Azur charged with three shells of Silver” fascinates scholars. Do they allude to the shape of its valley, or to the abundance of shells in its ponds, or even better to the memory of Conques, in Aveyron, visited by one of Tosny’s first sons back from Spain?

Still, Conches made its entry into history after the Norman Conquest. Roger I went to war in Spain, founded the Abbey of Chastillon-les-Conches and, abandoning his first fortress near the sources of the Rouloir, built the present keep. His son Raoul II took part in the conquest of England and received vast estates there. Raoul III, on returning from a pilgrimage to Spain, visited Conques and brought back a relic of Sainte Foy, who became the patron saint of the church he had built. Dugueslin, who defeated his troops at Cocherel (1364), took the fortified town after a long siege and remained Count of Conches until his death.
The town grew thereafter, its trade prospered, renowned were its ironwork items such as the products of the Forges du Vieux Conches. The Dukes of Bouillon obtained the concession to float wood from the forest via the Rouloir and the Iton to Rouen; a lot was built around the middle of the 18th century.

In 1844, the construction of the Paris-Cherbourg railway transformed the economic and social life of the city. Once again, with the progress of machinery, the Forges du Vieux Conches experienced an era of prosperity. They produced artistic firebacks and the central arrow of Rouen Cathedral came out of their workshops. Conches was also home to the famous Normandy dairy industry, being the seat of the manufacture of the BRIDEL camembert.
Today Conches is a peaceful city of 5,000 inhabitants where it’s good to live and walk around…

Hotel Le Jardin Découverte

In the heart of Normandy, Le Jardin Découverte is a group of small independent houses and rooms of a main house.