This beautiful, substantial and very old farmhouse is in the most unlikely location. It's a haven of tranquility surrounded by the modern urban fringes of Le Mans.
Just beyond the front of the property (out of sight, hidden by tall trees and plants) is Le Mans' (quiet) modern tram line, and a main road - linking the University to the town centre in one direction and to the autoroute network in the other.
Round the back is Le Mans University itself. A modern, fairly compact Uni, which showed little signs of life whilst we were there in mid-May. The house has a rear driveway that you can access via the main Uni car park and a main front drive that's accessed from the main road, by crossing over the tram lines.
Catherine was a cheerful, easy going and welcoming host. Once she'd shown us to our room, and around the house, we saw little of her until we left.
One thing to mention was that Catherine told us that she thought it was best if she didn't ... mehr