The Chateau du Logis. The new owners want to create a “Zen” place

Franck Josseaume and his sister Séverine Le Brech on the monumental staircase of the Château du Logis de Brécey that they have just acquired from the family of Pierre and Francine Aguiton, April 6, 2022. (©La Gazette de la Manche)

The Castle of Logis just found new owners. When Franck Josseaume and his sister Séverine Le Brech heard about this sale “it became obvious to us that we could combine our talents to make this neo-rural building a zen and modern place. This castle suffered and was repeatedly looted and degraded. Fortunately, several generations of owners have helped to save and protect it. Life is short and we are just passing through. The castle will endure over time and, like many enthusiasts, we are pleased to contribute to its beautification. »

castle history

Château du Logis was built by the Vassy family in the early 17th century. For fifteen years, Maison Familiale Rurale was located there in its southern part until 1974. Many young women from the region studied there. So Pierre and Francine Aguiton bought and organized about thirty painting and sculpture fairs there, organized by the Cultural Association of Avranchin and Mortainais (Acam). The last openings to the public were organized in July 2021 by the heritage and museums department of the com d’agglo Mont Saint-Michel? Normandy then, one last exhibition “Sharing and Passage” during the summer of 2021.

a family story

His ancestors from the Josseaume and Féron families always lived around the Vallée de la Sée. Children and later even adults, spent happy family holidays in Brécey and love to find comfort and relax in this green nature. Séverine emphasizes “With our urban lives, Normandy has always calmed us down and reconnected us to the essentials: family and nature. We learn to meditate without artifice, just observe the richness of this biodiversity and reap the benefits. »

Émile and Andrée, their parents, support them in this great project. It started with cleaning and removing old things that had accumulated on the floor over time. These moments allow them to fully take ownership of these places and have the joy of discovering surprises.

A return to Norman sources

After traveling to several countries, notably New Caledonia, Franck Josseaume spent more than twenty-five years in Japan as artistic director of two fashion universities in Osaka and Tokyo. Shortly before covid, he returned to France and has since lived in Paris. As for Séverine, he lived in Paris for twenty years, was a commercial representative for companies in the marketing, decoration and events sectors. Last summer, they left Paris to return to Normandy, Goulven, her husband, was appointed assistant to the collections management of the IMEC (Institute of Memories of Contemporary Publishing) located in the Abbey of Ardennes, near Caen.

Franck Josseaume and his sister Séverine Le Brech on the monumental staircase of the Château du Logis de Brécey that they have just acquired from the family of Pierre and Francine Aguiton, April 6, 2022.
Franck Josseaume and his sister Séverine Le Brech on the monumental staircase of the Château du Logis de Brécey that they have just acquired from the family of Pierre and Francine Aguiton, April 6, 2022. (©La Gazette de la Manche)

Project

Franck Josseaume and Séverine want to be inspired and live to the rhythm of the four seasons. And find in Normandy a relaxing nature with its vegetation and its typical colors of the Canal. Its main concept is to create artistic, festive and collaborative events and, above all, to continue to open the castle to everyone. “The Château du Logis is one of the greatest assets of the Southern Channel and we want to create a zen space there to receive the public, events, exhibitions, but also to offer the rental of rooms for weddings, birthdays, business seminars, etc. . They are open to any collaboration, they want to offer a unique experience creating, in particular, new gardens that change with the four seasons.

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