This gallery of old Normandy farmhouses depicts the typical arhitecture and style of these maginicent, functional buildings. The photographs were all taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s. As you can see, many of the farmhouses are shown in poor condition. Today, many Normandy farmhouses have been restored and are no longer farmhouses. Some have been converted into expensive mansions and villas, while other farmhouses are rented out to tourists.
THE farm houses chosen for illustration on this website are of different types, of different dates, built for people of different stations in life, and are constructed of different materials. They are, however, all in the province of Normandy, in northern France, and they are all situated outside the towns; further than this is not easy to classify them under one head. Some are luxurious homes, that can best be described as manor houses or chateaus. Others are humble, rough dwellings built by Norman peasant farmers.