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Heated swimming pool (11.9m x 5.4m x 1.2m) open 15th May (depending on the weather) to September (shared by guests on the site). Safety fence.
Walks and Bike rides in the park and on the numerous paths leaving the chateau into the neighbouring countryside (including the GR35). It's a 35 minute walk into town for those feeling energetic.
5 mountain bikes of various sizes available for borrowing (shared with the holiday cottage) but please check in advance that we have sufficient for your party and age group.
Ping pong table (shared with the holiday cottage)
Fishing in the Carp Pond : basic tackle available
Sauna : an infra-red cabin is available to guests in the chateau.
Massage : subject to availability of Sophie Troller.
These are made to measure by arrangement and subject to the availability of our teachers who come in from outside.
COOKING COURSES : Run in conjuction witha talented bi-lingual chef Philippe Legendre (www.lesateliersdecuisine.com) using local produce from our own vegetable garden or from local producers in the Perche and in Normandy. Minimum 4 participants. Please contact us for further information.
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE COURSES: Suffer from back problems? Tension? Stress? Try this unique technique used by top athletes and musicians to overcome problems arising from bad posture (and other bad habits!). Courses can be arranged in advance with a qualified local Alexander Technique instructor, Tamar Sarfati. Horse-riders can benefit from specialist courses.
YOGA AND AQUA GYM: These can be organised subject to the availability of teacher Sophie Troller.
We are currently developing yoga and painting courses. Please contact Diana for further information.
Activities in the surrounding area:
Founded in 1120 by Henri 1 Beauclerc, Verneuil has maintained many relics of its military past: dungeons, moats, fortifications.
Verneuil offers many local attractions and activities for the curiously minded visitor and art lover. Whether you chose to discover the town by taking a gentle stroll or hiking around the hundreds of kilometres of footpaths in the area, the local Tourist Office offers many ideas for circuits around the town and surrounding area.
Verneuil is an ideal base for exploring many sites and attractions further afield such as Giverny, Chartres, Versailles, the Normandy coast, Paris and the Loire Valley.
One of Normandy's best kept secrets, the beautiful town of Verneuil is surrounded by a canal which formed the border between France and the Duchy of Normandy. Admire the famous 14th century tower on the Place de la Madeleine. Savour the local products sold here in the Saturday morning market. Enjoy Verneuil's rich and diverse architectural heritage. The town has many fine examples of medieval and renaissance towers, churches and manoirs.