The manor of La Hougue located in Lestre in the Cotentin in Normandy was built in the sixteenth century. He belonged to Lucas de Nehou (founder of glass factory in La Glacerie and founder of Saint-Gobain). He discovered the principle of windows. The palace of the ice creams of Versailles is created with this manufactory. It was dethroned by the Sicilians who discovered how to make larger windows than stained glass.
The manor is flanked by three towers, one of which is essentially defensive, presence of "mobile arquebusières" unique in the region.Manoir de La Hougue - defensive mobile arquebusières Stone dug a keyhole turns to have a more great. Perron mount horse. The mansion still has some of its moat and defensive walls. Inside the house Lucas de Néhou's coat of arms is present on the monumental fireplaces.
Monique Fauvette, now owner of the manor house, offers in the old refurbished press, a comfortable cottage for your weekends and holidays for 5 people.
It will make you discover with pleasure the good plans and the history, the peculiarities of the cultural and architectural heritage of this beautiful region near Quinéville, the landing beaches, Saint-Mère-Eglise (D-Day), the ports of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue and Barfleur, Tatihou, Valognes, Montebourg and Cherbourg
My castle is visitable
Open to visits from 01/07 to 31/08, from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 17h.
Manor of La HougueVisite free of the exteriors: 15mn.
Guided tour of the exteriors: 25mn.
On reservation: minimum 5 people, maximum 20 people