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Located on the road to a former estate of the French royal family, “La Maison de Paul B.” (B for Bignon) is part of the town’s history, due to its former owner Paul Bignon, who was mayor of the town from 1895 to 1932, and who played an active role in the history of the region and of France. Now the house belongs to Marylise Dutilleul, who has carefully preserved the house’s soul, in particular the former bedroom and office of Paul Bignon, while at the same time giving free rein to her creativity and her passion for picking up furniture and ornaments here and there in the other rooms of the house. The guest bedrooms are all different and each is named after one of the Bignon family. Most have old-fashioned bathrooms with free-standing baths that are down a corridor from the bedrooms. The “Eugénie B.” family suite can accommodate up to five people in its three bedrooms, which all share a bathroom. At the bottom of the garden is a delightful nineteenth-century pavilion which was once a henhouse and now has been converted to a guest bedroom with its own terrace, a lounge with an open fireplace, and bathroom. The dining room in the main building is huge and flooded with daylight. Breakfasts and evening meals are served to guests at a large communal table there. In the next room is a bar and snooker table that guests can use. As you enter the house through the large porch, you can admire the superb, bright blue, aerodynamic murals and the owner’s collection of miniature sports cars, one of her passions!