History of the Ocreville Estate:
The Ocreville estate has been in the family for almost 300 years.
The Duke of Orleans, regent of the young King Louis XV, donated the land to his pikeman (the man who looks after the hunting dogs) Louis Hubert Hermier. A farm was set up on the land.
Generations later, in 1897, Alphonse Delarue, somewhat of a megalomaniac, decided to build a mansion. As he could not really afford it, it was agreed with the mason to build a beautiful façade but that the depth of the house would only be 5 metres. He discreetly asked to reduce this to 4 metres while his wife was away at the market.
During the First World War, his eldest daughter, Madeleine, aged 13, left school to work on the farm. Later, his son, Jean Baron, did the same at the same age during the Second World War.
In 1985, he returned to Ocreville to spend his retirement with his wife Mauricette, and had the house enlarged at the back and carried out numerous embellishments.
The last works were directed in 2020 by myself, Evelyne Baron, her daughter, and carried out in large part by my cousin, in order to rent the domain as a gîte.