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Villa fol Avril - Charming boutique hotel with restaurant, garden and swimming pool in Normandy in the countryside near Paris
Villa Fol Avril is a small and charming boutique hotel in Normandy, in a deep countryside near Paris. We are located in the heart of the Perche Natural Park where the Percheron horse breed is born.
Halfway between the D-day landing beaches and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, the hotel Villa fol Avril is near Haras du Pin, the home site of the Eventing competition of the World Equestrian Games (WEG 2014).The hotel is also near of the racing circuit of Le Mans where takes place the Le Mans Classic 2014 race. Villa fol Avril is at less than 15 minutes of La Ferté Vidame which will celebrate this year on the 80 years of the Citroën Traction.
The villa propose twelve large rooms and suites, a walled garden and a warmed up swiming pool.
Built in the 19th century, this former coaching inn was once the preferred stopover for travellers passing through Le Perche. When we started on the renovations at the end of 2005, we did our utmost to retain and enhance the original style of the site while offering the very best in comfort and security.
When planning the interiors, we gave priority to :
- space and light (guest rooms from 15 to 45 m2, two or three windows per room),
- natural materials (lime, terracotta, timber, linen...),
- furnishings bought in the region (Le Perche has an abundance of antique dealers and second-hand markets).
The terraced and walled gardens contain a warmed up swimming pool and afford stunning views of the Corbionne Valley and give direct access to the many surrounding walking trails.
Villa fol Avril is located in the centre of Moutiers au Perche, of which the old village built on the hillside and the Roman church (12th and 16th centuries) are showpieces of the Perche.