We have been involved in ministry in Paris since March 1988.
During the last 10 years our primary role has been with artists and the Paris arts community.
Our goal is to care for, encourage and accompany artists both in their art and their spiritual growth.
We want to provide:
- a place to receive creatively gifted people who work in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.
- a warm, welcoming environment where they can find rest and restoration physically, spiritually and emotionally.
- an environment where artists will find encouragement and time to reflect.
- a place that incites them to use their imagination and God-given creative gifts to produce new work.
The property of the La Pommeraie (the Apple Orchard) sits on 2.5 acres of land surrounded by small farms on all sides.
There are three existing buildings:
"La Bergerie" is a thatched roof guesthouse, which can house 2 to 5 people.
It has a living room and a kitchen on the ground floor with a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs.
"La Chaumière" is a traditional Norman thatched roof farmhouse built in the early 1700’s.
It has a kitchen, two bedrooms, two and half baths, and a living /dining room with a vaulted ceiling. It also has a mezzanine, which is used as a reading room...
This house would become our home from which we would welcome guests.
"La Grange" is a converted barn which includes a kitchen, suitable for groups and meeting/work-room on the ground floor, a bedroom and larger dormitory room with five beds on the upper floor, along with a bathroom with a shower.
It can house 2 to 7 people.
The land is approximately 2.5 acres. It is flat and very well maintained. The property sits on a small country road 3 miles from the highway and 7 miles from the train station on a main line from Paris. Travel time is 1.5 hours by train and 2 hours by car coming from Paris.
The land has fruit trees, shrubs and flowers, and a small man-made pond. It also has three shower/toilet units for those who want to camp in the summer.
The modifications and upgrades were all completed in the past four years in order to welcome church groups for weekend retreats.
There will be no agency fees since we are buying it directly from the owner.
We are creating a French SCI (Société Civile Immobilière), which is a real-estate investment company whose sole purpose is the purchase and management or property. The main reasons for an SCI under French law are:
For more information please contact:
Steve and Miki THRALL
48 Rue de Lille
Home phone: +33 1 40 15 03 93
Steve’s cell phone: +33 6 27 94 44 37
Miki’s cell phone +33 6 21 66 14 65