French real estate advertisement: What does “une maison avec un joli jardin de cure’ mean?

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When you read a French real estate advertisement with the phrase “UNE MAISON AVEC UN JOLI JARDIN DE CURÉ” you may wonder what this means.

We have been told the origin of the meaning is referring to the garden of a priest where he would have cultivated fruit and vegetables and perhaps to meditate.

Today, the expression refers to a very small garden attached to a property where you just might be able to grow some fruits and vegetables.

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