Shutters on the main floor (kitchen/dining room level)
MUST be closed overnight and any time you leave the house for an more than an hour or two.

In the past thieves have entered the house by climbing into the main floor from the top of their car.

Our homeowners insurance is not valid if there is a break-in and the shutters are open.


The dishwasher filters MUST be cleaned regularly (see here)


If you use something up (such as stables, detergent or dish washer supplies)
please replace them.

House Levels

Building levels are different in many parts of Europe. In France the ground floor is called the Rez de Chausse (Rez). What we call the second floor is the first floor in France and so on. I've used the french conventions in this document. The top floor is called the terrace (terrasse).