The history of the building

The guesthouse La Roserie is located in Burgundy, in the small village of Thomirey, department of Côte d'Or (21). While in the east are the famous vineyards of Burgundy with the towns of Djion and Beaune, the impressive Morvan nature park is located in the west.

The foundation stone for the building, which was originally built as the main building of a farm, was built in 1750 in the late Baroque period (Rococo). It was exactly the year when Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig at the age of 65.

In France, the high interest and tax burden, inflation, lack of reforms and bad harvests led to increasing political dissatisfaction, until the French Revolution broke out in 1789. The exclamation Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) was born.

Both the main building and the barn were fortunately spared by the turmoil of the uprising revolt and over the centuries has been extended to a farmstead. The foundation walls have a width of up to 80 cm. A basement is missing entirely because the house was built in a zone with lots of groundwater.