Spirits reign in 12th century French house

Writer, chef, and cooking school owner Susan Herrmann Loomis suspects that spirits may inhabit one room of her 12th century house in Louviers, a small Norman town north of Paris. Ronert P. Walzer of the New York Times looks at Loomis' renovation of the labyrinthan house into a home and cooking school.

The 3,800 square foot house also features spirits of another kind in the form of a wine cellar, once part of the city's network of tunnels. “This house has a lot of feel to it,” Ms. Herrmann Loomis said. “I didn’t want to lose too much of that.”