If you plan to visit Giverny amidst the crowd of visitors there, you can do no better than to lodge at the beautiful and stylishly decorated B and B farmhouse a few kilometers north. The peaceful location, huge sunny rooms and warm welcome will delight you. After staying in 4 Relais and Chateau hotels, we arrived at La Reserve at the end of our visit to France. I can honestly say that this B and B was every bit as attractive in its elegant rusticity. We arrived there after several hours of driving and were welcomed by the owner's ebullient son,Theophile,
and his charming grandparents. Within minutes, Theo and his grandmother served us homemade cider and sweets on a tray lined with a starched linen napkin and decorated with a small bouquet. No detail is overlooked. The beds were firm, the spacious bathroom was filled with monogrammed linens and Annick Goutal toiletries, and the view from the Blue Room over the adjacent fields was stunning. There are country roads for walking which I advise you do, either before or after enjoying a bountiful breakfast of fresh pastries, cheese, hams, eggs, yogurt, homemade jams and more. Make your reservation now!