The house bears the VMF plaque, Vieilles maisons françaises (Old French Houses) which we also didn't know about.
The purpose of VMF is the preservation, protection and enhancement of french heritage and it's architectural environment (source Wikipedia).
I wonder if they would be interested in our Old French House??
Maybe that way we would be able to discover it's history, since we only have a very sketchy idea so far.
Head over to Mary's the little red house for Mosaic Monday, IMHO one of the most interesting blogs in blogland.