Turning old school into a home

Bagnoles de l’Orne school and presbytery building in Normandy bears little signs of its old purpose after its renovation

They say your school days are the best days of your life and here is one way to make sure they never end.

As France follows the pattern across the western world away from rurality and village life and towards more urban populations, it has left a slew of old village school buildings lying idle.

But while these old buildings no longer have the sound of children echoing through the halls, they can offer excellent possibilities for prospective property owners prepared to use their imaginations.

If lucky, renovation work ...

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