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Our history

12/04/2022 by Yann Jarno

We are Emilie and Patrice, the new and happy owners of La Ferme Delaunay.

Originally from Picardy, we left our native lands in order to realize our project of living in Normandy and to achieve our dream of offering holiday accommodation.
In 2021, we discover La Ferme Delaunay with its many possibilities and its many secrets that make up its history. It’s a real crush.

Over the centuries, it was an agricultural exploitation with in particular as owner the Marquis de Piennes, named Eugène Halwin, a great diplomat and politician from La Manche.

One of the most important chapters of its history is linked to the great history of our country. Indeed, its geographical location places it at the heart of the battles of the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War.

The Farm under German occupation, knows a heavy combat of nearly 48 hours following the landing of June 6, 1944 and the parachutings of many American soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. Numerous stigmata still bear witness to this, such as the hole of the German sniper in one of the facades, numerous bullets lost in the stone walls…

At the entrance to La Ferme, a commemorative stone pays tribute to Second Lieutenant George E. Schmidt who lost his life during the assault on the Farm by his regiment, the 501st Infantry Regiment, on the morning of D-Day.

At the end of the Second World War, agricultural activities resumed until the end of the 1990s, the last agricultural activity was dairy and ended following its sale.

In the early 2000s, its owner at the time decided to transform the barn into 4 gites and also to design several guest rooms as an extension of the dwelling.

For fifteen years, La Ferme welcomed many travelers or veterans of the landing.

After a few months of sleep, following its sale and the completion of numerous renovations, we are happy to bring La Ferme back to life and share its history with our guests.

A new page in its history is opening and we are happy to write it with you.

Emilie & Patrice