10 deco addresses in the Perche

10 deco addresses in the Perche

Franck Schmitt

The small town of Bellême, located in Lower Normandy, continues to renew itself in good addresses. Perched on a hill between golf and forest, this medieval village on a human scale, with its ocher buildings, its lifestyle and its Sunday morning entertainment is full of ideas for deco and design outings. Discovery.

Overview of Bellême, a village in Lower Normandy, with less than 2000 inhabitants. Among them, artists, gourmets, and creators ... A village that moves, lives, and leaves room for creativity. Between vintage shops, artists' studios and decorative addresses, Bellême will surprise you.

1. An antique shop in Bellême

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Before opening his shop on the church square, Laurent Saadoun taught at Sciences Po! Passionate about China, especially twentieth-century design, he decided one day to make it his job.

If he supplies himself in the pros networks, Laurent "only works intuition and can only sell what he likes". Mixing without complex times and currents, he holds to the freshness of the glance and the stagings, the exchanges with his customers.

We find at home as well carved oak barn doors of the seventeenth century that a secretary of René Gabriel of the period "Reconstruction" (1946), a garden furniture Serrurier-Bovy a black lacquered wood dressing table or a Scandinavian suspension in brass, opaline and iron of the fifties, and even a pirogue of goldfisher of Amazonian wood!

LS Antiques, 7, Place de la République, from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, tel. 06 66 22 60 48.

2. Decoration animals in a curiosity workshop

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Nestled under the beautiful porch work for a few months, without hindering the passage, the lair of Frédéric Bouilleret humorously celebrates the animal world in all its forms. Catherine Chaillou's ceramics, Anne-Valérie Dupond's patchwork trophy heads, Yves Perton's cows and horses, Chantal Dunoyer's guinea fowl and chickens in paper mache, watercolors put in boxes by the painter Michel Lablais, butterfly globes, stuffed insects jewelery ... In short, all animal favorites, except various slips of fruit and vegetables or some garden gnomes, this inveterate bargain hunter came to live in the Perche eight years ago and who dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. What in his way, he is!

La Conserverie, 5, rue Ville-Close, from Thursday to Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 pm, by appointment on 06 60 49 35 61.

3. A shop like a tea room

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His shop was the first of its kind in Bellême with its lovely garden lounge where you can enjoy organic teas, hand-made fruit juices, homemade pastries. Always looking for elegance, Sylvie Gonsard wanted to dress toddlers in simple, chic and natural colors. For them, she has found the brand Arsène and pipelettes, flax, soft cotton and cashmere 1 + In The Family, soft slippers Le Petit Fils Cordonnier, Cocobohème recycled paper masks and even starch bibs potato ... and she chines old toys.

Le Comptoir du Porche, 1, rue du Château, from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 to 7 pm or by appointment at 02 33 73 15 00.

4. A vintage-style shop with a vintage spirit

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We liked his first shop Bellêmoise (see Western coast No. 96). Christiane Delvincourt moved to a townhouse with garden and forest views. In her vintage space, she always presents her finds from the 30s and 50s-70s: Mucha's original painting, pair of red skai armchairs, Plexiglas console, sun mirrors, lemon yellow metal coat rack ... Christiane has the sense of home. His clients and friends come to chat on his terrace, enjoy a sausage and cheese appetizer or winter on order, a dish of his region based on potatoes and charcuterie stewed under the earth bell!

The Broc'hanteuse, 35, place de la Liberté, from Thursday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15 to 19 hours, tel. 02 33 73 76 18 and 06 09 72 79 58

5. A florist with retro decor

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This is his third shop in Bellême! This time, he has invested an old house facing the church, three low rooms in a row from where a spiral staircase leads to the fitting room. Dresses 100% linen, tunics, scarves of which he chooses fabrics and dyes with the same requirement as for its flowers, and, deep down, the workshop where this graduate of the Beaux-Arts composes unique harmonies for parties of all kinds. His taste goes to rare foliage. As autumn approaches, Anthony Adam imagines bouquets of anemones or hydrangeas ... Decorative letters of wood and metal, tiles illustrated in marble, vases, candles, his world permeates you with sweetness and scents.

Gabrielle Feuillard, 1 Place au Blé, Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 to 7 pm (closed Wednesday, Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm), tel. 02 33 73 00 94 and 06 81 93 16 16,

6. An antique dealer betweener and light

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In his shop on rue Ville-Close (see Western coast n ° 91), Jean-Luc Gonsard has recently created amazing animal sketches. Curiosities that he stages and illuminates in cardboard boxes, old radios or, like this circus track, in an iron bottle guard! We love her cows and her decorative dragonflies in laser-cut rusty metal sheets, hanging outside or inside. And his garland lamps in diverted objects (salad baskets, graters and other mousetraps), sober wood and metal furniture, flea market accessories, such as these old porcelain sockets with silk thread ... This former physio has invented a real universe.

Métamorphoses, 10, rue Ville-Close, from Friday to Sunday, from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 3 to 7 pm and by appointment at 02 33 73 15 00.

7. Souffle gourin this relay bellêmois

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Younger blow for this relay of diligences of the XVIIIe located opposite the ancient moat! In the kitchen of this hotel-restaurant, works a tandem of shock.

Belgian Julie Verbeke and Kasper Hansen of Denmark have traveled the world before coming to live in Perche. If this duo of chefs, married to the city, likes to work in concert, to each his domain! To her the hot dishes like her tasty Supreme guinea fowl in paupiette sauce with herbs and risotto with asparagus ... To him the desserts. One of his flagship creations is a half-sphere of Bataille chocolate (the famous Bellemois chocolate maker) with lemon cream and kumquat and fresh mint meringue. We only tell you that!

Le Relais Saint Louis, 1, boulevard Bansard-des-Bois, tel. 02 33 73 12 21.

8. A deco shop with hidden treasures

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Another tandem, for the pleasure of the eyes this time, shares a space of 400 m2 in a vast park with a view towards the forest. Béatrice Ganné, specialist in antique mirrors from the 17th century to the Art Deco period, exposes patinated furniture, tableware, chandeliers, screens and favorites as, that day, a pierced chair made of 19th century walnut from the André Malraux estate ! Michaël Koskas, which will now be found at La Blanchardière in Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême, combines industrial, Scandinavian, Asian and fairground art. And you can even rent his mechanical piano for a party.

The Perched Frog, 33, rue de Paris, from Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, tel. 06 03 12 38 10 (Beatrice), tel. 06 75 75 67 16 (Michael).

9. A vintage goods store and curiosities

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She also moved to offer even more marvels of Napoleon III to the fifties! Valérie Smilenko, former artistic director (see Western coast No. 98), helped by his companion, cut down the walls of this old house and repainted the walls in mauve red. In this enlarged space, she stages, as a cabinet of curiosities, craft furniture, lamps, oak frames, Kilim rugs, false school art marbles, Cir candle color chart, Buffon engravings ... Upstairs , Valérie set up a framing workshop and restores old frames.

MMXI, 41, rue Ville-Close, Friday from 15 to 19 hours, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 13 hours, 15 to 19 hours (Sunday until 18 hours), by appointment at 06 81 25 61 78.

10. À bto eat, eat and laugh at the restaurant La Verticale

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The "cellar to eat" of Alex Sellier and Sandra Gustave, it is the place tendency! Deco of wood, metal and stone, warm welcome, creative home cooking of local seasonal produce, often organic, a choice of 200 wines mostly produced in biodynamic sulfur-free ... Alex, trained by winemakers, shares his discoveries and knows each producer. We come to meet his friends over a drink, a plate of tapas or a dish, if the weather is nice on the terrace or in the garden. The place hosts concerts, parties and can be privatized. With its bistro spirit, this new Bellemois has all good!

La Verticale, 9, place de la République, from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm, Monday from 10 am to 1.30 pm, tel. 02 33 25 67 16,