Wonderful Chateau in Normandy France. Wonderful Chateau in Normandy France Euroresales Property ID –9824250 Property information: The Chateau of Sommesnil is a fantastic and historic chateau, it is located in the Seine Maritime area of Normandy, in the area known as The Caux - a beautiful and historical part of France. The Chateau has been restored to a very high standard and is available for short stays or events by negotiation. It is hard to imagine a more uniquely or ideally situated property than Chateau Sommesnil which stands in this elevated location above the Caux valley, an area that has been at the heart of some of the most fundamental periods of French and European history spanning back over many centuries. The Chateau is easily accessed via the Channel Tunnel and a variety of Channel Ports with the closest, Dieppe, being barely 40 minutes’ drive, perhaps most significant for many of the visitors and guests is the fact that the heart of Paris can be reached in a speedy 90 minutes by one of the regular direct trains from nearby Yvetot Station. The charm of the undulating rural countryside around Chateau Sommesnil is enhanced by the remarkable number of diverse chateau estates with their long family histories that surround the village Sommesnil, some being open to the general public whilst others can be visited as guests of Chateau Sommesnil by private arrangement. Additional information: Whilst many of the visitors enjoy the peaceful parkland surroundings in the Chateau grounds possibly coupled with walking and bicycling through the nearby Normandy countryside, again by special arrangement, neighbouring estates have agreed to make available a host of country pursuits for those of the guests seeking a greater level of activity including riding, fishing and shooting. For those who have had the good fortune to be invited to visit Chateau Sommesnil as guests of the owner, unanimous opinion would seem to be of having had a unique experience and the opportunity to appreciate, a history in so many of its facets whilst at the same time enjoying the comforts and privileges of 21st Century living. Travelling: Train Paris by Train from Yvetot [ 5 miles] 1 hour 20 mins with frequent services throughout the day Ferries Transmanche ferry service twice a day from Newhaven to Dieppe [30 mins from chateau] Voyage takes four hours Transmanche daily from Portsmouth to Le Havre [45 mins to chateau] Cross channel Feriies at Dover to calsis or Boulogne 2 hours 30 from Chateau] Air travel: Private Flights by arrangement from Uk to Vittefleur six mile from Chateau Daily flights from UK city airport to Deauville [45 mins from chateau] About the area: Normandy is a region of northern France. Its varied coastline includes white-chalk cliffs and WWII beachheads, including Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing. Just off the coast, the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel is topped by a soaring Gothic abbey. it is impossible to overlook the Normandy beaches where the D-Day landings took place, locations that remain a magnet to visitors from around the world who flock to see these stark reminders of the Allies’ first hard won steps towards freeing Europe to become the vibrant continent it is today. Reminders that are coupled with such historic locations as Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Pegasus Bridge where the resident population still extends a welcome to the families those soldiers who fought for their freedom in this foreign land.