The elegant black door hides a little house of treasures, curios, art and character, an easy walk (25 minutes) from the centre of Rouen. Dominique, full of energy and enthusiasm, has a flair for decoration – as her paintings, coverings and light, bright furniture declares. Oriental rugs on parquet floors, French windows to balcony and garden, bedrooms brimful of interest. Nothing standard, nothing too studied, a very personal home and leisurely breakfasts promising heavenly surprises. The house’s hillside position in this residential area is equally special. Great value, great views.