Villers-en-Ouche

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Villers-en-Ouche
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton La Ferté-Frênel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de la Ferté-Frênel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Coispel
Area1 11.13 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 343
 • Density 30.82/km2 (79.82/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 61506 /61550
Elevation 197–257 m (646–843 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Villers-en-Ouche is a commune in north-western France.[1] It is in the Orne department.[2]

Chateau[change | change source]

In the commune is a large house or mansion, called the Château de Villers-en-Ouche. The château was first built in the late-1400s. It was re-built in 1610 by the family "La Chapelle".[3] The main building has a Mansard roof, decorated with 5 skylight windows, which replaced a higher roof that was burned in 1741.[4]

The grounds include a French style garden and a 10-hectare park.[4] In 2009, the chateau was honored with Emile Garcin-Paris Prize for work on the pigeon house, which was built in the 15th century.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Communes.com, Ville de Villers-en-Ouche; retrieved 2012-5-24.
  2. Conseil-General.com, Town Hall of Villers en Ouche; retrieved 2012-5-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Demeure-historique.org, Château de Villers-en-Ouche (Orne); excerpt, "...le Château de Villers en Ouche, est reconstruit au début du XVIIème siècle, par l’architecte Jean-François Mansard, à l’emplacement d’un ancien château"; retrieved 2012-5-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jardinez.com, "Castle Of Villers-en-Ouche Park and Gardens"; retrieved 2012-5-14.

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