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Manor of Graincourt. Situated on an archaeological site, le Manoir de Graincourt, built in the 18th and 19th centuries will seduce you with its typically anglo-norman style.
Next to the St. Valery Church, built in the 11th Century and refurbished in the 16th, open to the public everyday , the Manor of Graincourt , nesting in the middle of nature is a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity.
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Situated 9 km to the North of Dieppe, the beautifully village kept of Derchigny-Graincourt encloses a treasure of architecture in a plush, flowering rural setting.
You can see a country environment with farms and animals, but also beautiful properties, pleasant playground , walks with all round interests, beautiful views. Near the little church built in the XI th century, is a true oasis of peace and tranquillity for his inhabitants.
In one of the castles in the village, at the end of the 19th Century, Auguste Renoir (see chapter In the footsteps of the impressionists") used to spend his holidays at the house of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Berard, and produced several works which can be seen today in museums worldwide: Dieppe, Paris, Sao Paulo, New York, etc.
You can see the Chateau de Derchigny ; the proprietor of which, Gabriel de Clieu, was the first coffee planter in Martinique in the 18th Century.
Leaving from the Manor, there are many different round tours for visiting the area ( cliffs, coastline, forests, gardens, aso.) by foot., even reach the sandy beach of Berneval , 4 km away.
Main Towns to discover near the Manor
Along the countryside:
"Le Parc William Farcy" in Offranville
"Le Parc du château de Miromesnil" in Tourville-sur-Arques
"Le Jardin d'Annabelle" in Beauval-en-Caux
"Le jardin des sources" in St Martin le gaillard
By the seaside :
"Le Bois des Moutiers et Shamrock" in Varengeville
The soft, charming light of the Normandy coastal countryside, its villages and its towns lends this province the perfect ambiance for painting.
With its typical Normandy country houses and its countryside walks, Normandy exudes an impressionist atmosphere. Upper Normandy, under a lead sky, can also portray another, more sombre and pensive aspect. The Normandy colours come direct from the palette of the Impressionists: foggy greens of the morning fields, creamy whites of the cliffs and golden halos of the autumnal dawn…
Celebrated impressionist painters, produced some of their finest works here.
Let us mention, first and foremost, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). He was a close friend of Paul Berard, diplomat, banker and proprietor of the Chateau de Wargemont, who had noticed him several years previously and he worked frequently on the estate from 1883 to 1886. He finished portraits of his hosts and several pieces featuring the local landscape of Derchigny-Graincourt.
Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, Whistler, or Boudin often spent time in the region which was one of the most represented places in 19th Century painting.
1882- Claude Monet came to Dieppe. He painted a series of landscapes including "La Falaise de Dieppe", similar to a painting by Delacroix.
1897- Claude Monet stayed in the region. Cliffs near Dieppe,
1902- Pissaro came and painted, staying at the Hotel du Commerce, under the arcades of the Poissonerie.
Chateau de Wargemont, Derchigny-Graincourt
1883 to 1886- Renoir resided at the Chateau. Here, he produced portraits of the Berard family, including:
1879- Portraits of Therese and Margot Berard
1880- Portrait of Paul Berard and View of the Coast near Wargemont.
1884- The Berard Children
Autour de Pourville :
1880- Monet painted several works ( his wife died the previous year).
1882- From February to March, Monet visited and stayed at the Lodge at "Renomee de la Galette", and over a period of 7 weeks he painted the sea at Pourville & Varengeville (including "A walk on the cliff at Pourville). In the Summer, all the family stayed at the Villa Juliette, here Claude Monet painted the portraits of Mr. & Mrs. Paul, the bakers of Pourville, in exchange for numerous succulent cakes for his children, and a portrait of Alice Hoschedee.
1896- Monet spent Winter: a dozen paintings are devoted to the "Maison du Douanier" (Customs House).
1899- The Normandy Coast which Camille Pissaro barely frequented at the time his colleagues worked in the area, finally comes to appreciate the area.
For an escape, a week end, a birthday, or holidays in Normandy , in seine-maritime,(76), come and reserve one of our 5 refined guestrooms or the gite in the former stables , with great comfort, in Derchigny-Graincourt, at the manoir de graincourt, between Dieppe and Eu, le treport, near the ferry to newhaven and brighton. You will visit a village with a lot of nice houses, smothered in hydrangeas , Derchigny- graincourt , next to the sea and the cliffs, and you will appreciate all the activities of the regional tourist board in Normandy, as walks, golf, horse or sailing, or thalassotherapy. Fulfil your dreams and spend a week end, or holidays in our guestroom or self catering apartment, in a cosy corner of countryside. Unless you prefer a seminar room for your professional or family gatherings, receptions. Manoir de graincourt is also a forested park, a library room with open hearth, game rooms for children, cookery lessons, a closes parking, a free access to internet, a family room, guesttable and warm welcome