These maisons de famille almost always bear the mark of a family’s history. They often have a soul of their own.
So if you ever have the luck of having a French person invite you to share in their maison de famille, acceptez!
I’ve taken my own advice, as I am staying this week at my friend Charlotte’s maison de famille in Normandy. I’ve been hearing about it for years, and I can’t wait to see it for myself.