As can be seen from the fireback in the drawing room chimney, abbot Dorion had this presbytery built in the early 18th century in Ruette. It states: “1714, Nicolas Dorion. Doctor of Theology, rector of this parish, owner of my own deniers, have built this house with its outbuildings.” This house is a remarkable example of a building erected in Louis XIV style.
It actually looks more like a prestigious building from Lorraine than the traditional presbyteries that used to be built in the area at that time.
Nowadays, Abbot Dorion’s spirit still remains in the premises through his library, which has been preserved, the intimacy of his garden, the luxury and beauty of the inner spaces with their chimneys and slate tiling. The presbytery is protected by a high fencing wall of partially roughcast limestone which was partially rebuilt with cinder blocks in 1994. At the back of the small garden, a small chapel leans against the wall.