Lower Normandy Farmhouses

Like in many other French regions, Lower Normandy’s traditional farmhouses are often made of wood, stone or brick.

Lower Normandy farmhouses were foremost built as farm dwellings, and then often converted into homes. These farmhouses generally have a courtyard and many outbuildings like barns, stables, cowshed. The outbuildings are living proof of their agricultural usage in years gone by. Sometimes a cellar and wine warehouse accompany the house. The roofs are often steep due to the coastal climate, as much as 45 degrees in some parts.

Schist and Granite are commonly used to build stone farmhouses in Lower Normandy. This type of stone farmhouse is more common towards the west of the region and bears similarity to Breton style farmhouses. Brick farmhouses are more common in the eastern and southern parts of the Lower Normandy region.

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