We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A Must Stay”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Au Temps des Cerises
Ranked #1 of 4 Jumieges B&B and Inns
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed at Au Temps des Charises for three nights in September (I suspect we were the Australian couple discussed in "Rural Perfection"). This place is a real eye opener for the quality and comfort of our stay. Our room was modern, clean and had good quality complimentary WiFi. Francoise is an amazing host who exudes warmth and charm (she speaks only French although this did not seem to cause any difficulty with other English only speaking guests - her hand signals are good!). Her meals are perfect and delicious.

The Jumieges location just a little away from the actual town centre is good if used as a base (as we did) for the area where there is so much to see. It is very handy for local eateries.

Well worth the stay and we will most definitely come again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Phillip L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

96 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    82
    12
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
14
66
4
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

We overnight-ed at this most excellent establishment, and would gladly have stayed longer.

On arrival after a fairly long day's drive we were greeted warmly by Francoise, shown to our very nice looking room, and, before we knew it, established in the garden with a bottle of home brewed cider - this is Normandy, after all.

The room was of a decent size, comfortable, pleasantly decorated and furnished, and with good en suite facilities, including a good shower.

We took a walk into the hinterland, before the evening meal. This is a very pleasant part of France.

The evening meal, served at a communal table, was memorable.
Francoise enjoys cooking, and it shows.
I don't really like courgettes, but when they are served, as a starter, cooked with Camembert plus a little Emmental - give me more!
And the rest of the meal was superb.
Very tender duckling as a main course, and pancakes with caramelised apple as a sweet. Mmmm!

The other guests were an Australian couple, and a young Dutch couple whose car looked as though they were a Rock Group advertising themselves. In fact they were Scout organisers, advertising a charity event.
It was a very interesting, and enjoyable, evening.

Any reader who might have doubts about being put on a table with total strangers should put their hesitation aside. We have done this many times in Chambres des Hotes, and have never been disappointed.

The pricing, here, was all-in.
All drinks were included, including a glass of 'Calva'.
Fortunately this was a small glass. It seems that 'Calva' is related, probably illegally, to Calvados. Interesting!

We arrived in Jumiege from the West and had wondered whether to make a detour to avoid the ferry over the Seine.
We had decided to 'risk' it and were pleased to have done so. No queues and a pleasant short trip - free of charge, surprisingly.
The ferry runs on a twenty minute schedule for most of the day, but the times can readily be found on-line.

This was a memorable en route stopover and it is locked into my systems for future reference.
I cannot speak too highly of it.
Enjoy!!

Room Tip: I wouldn't worry about it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank doceuan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Francoise was absolutely lovely, she does not speak English but is very patient and explains everything by showing you. The bed was comfy and the room was pristine. The bathroom was fantastic with plenty of space. The location is just outside Jumieges and is perfectly beautiful and quiet.

Francoise served a beautiful breakfast, you want for nothing it was delicious and homemade and just wonderful. We made some great friends at breakfast and we were sorry to leave. We will definitely return here :)

  • Stayed September 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank EvidencebyFran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

This B&B is located away from the centre of Jumieges and its famous abbey, in a quiet spot surrounded by neighbours' gardens. It is a recently constructed purpose-built home but built in the classic Normandy half-timbered style, like its neighbours. It's in strolling distance of a small bar/bistro if you don't take the table d'hotes dinner and don't want to drive for a meal - but you may regret that choice!

Our room was upstairs, accessed by steep stairs whether you use the internal or external ones, so take care if you have large cases. The room itself, while compact and with some sloping ceilings, contained everything you would need for a night or two, bright lighting - not necessarily a given in France! - and a comfy bed. It even included the makings of tea or coffee - again, not common in French B&Bs. The bathroom was well equipped and had a powerful shower, although the cubicle was rather tiny.

This is not a luxury B&B, but a define bargain. The location is ideal for not just Jumieges' famous abbey but to see much of the Normandy countryside, and for a visit to neighbouring Rouen, one of France's more delightful towns, steeped in history and culture.

Francoise was very helpful hostess, friendly, welcoming and charming, happy to chat to her guests when not busy. When she offered us info on the area, shewas delighted to know it was an area we knew well and had already expored over several visits, but accepted instead our challenge to find a market in a neighbouring village where we could buy the local cheeses, and came up trumps. However, it's Francoise's cooking perhaps that makes staying here such a wonderful experience. As we opted for the table d'hotes evening meal, we were treated to a delicious 4 course dinner of local, seasonal ingredients, washed down with a regional aperitif and wine. Breakfast the next morning was another triumph - a classic French breakfast - enhanced by home made preserves, fresh fruit, cold cuts, etc. You get your cafe au lait served French-style in a large bowl with space to dunk your bread and pastries, and an opportunity to chat to fellow guests.

While we were totally happy with our stay, I'd point out 2 possible issues to prospective guests: Firstly, I don't get the impression Francoise speak much if any English, but another guest said she understands enough to respond to email enquiries. Secondly, as it is a compact B&B, there is no lounge area where fellow travellers can meet and chat - at those prices, not so unusual.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank SussexWorldtraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancaster
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

What can I add? Tranquillity, comfort, a warm welcome, a magnificent breakfast. All for 59€. Don't hesitate.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank elbasilio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

We found Au Temps des Cerises while researching B&Bs for our 2-month tandem bike tour in France. After reading the reviews here on TA as well as e-mailing Francoise, we made reservations 3 months in advance for both B&B and dinner upon our arrival.

After a hard wet ride, we were most warmly greeted by Francoise. We were provided a secure place for our bike and trailer, and shown to our very comfortable room. After our hot showers, we sat outside in the afternoon sun enjoying a glass of wine and were offered a bowl of fresh cherries while we relaxed enjoying the view. For dinner, Francoise served up a wonderful meal that included dessert and wine/cidre. Everything was homemade and delicious. Breakfast was also tasty.

Because of all the rain and cool winds from our ride, my wife caught a cold, so we opted to finish our bike tour in Jumieges rather than continue on to Rouen. Since buses were not running per schedule, Francoise most graciously drove us into Rouen - service does not get better than this! We would have stayed longer if we hadn't had a reservation deposit in Rouen. Au Temps des Cerises was the best accommodation we had in during our 2-1/2 weeks in Normandie.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hugh L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

This was by far the best B&B at which we stayed during a recent visit to France. There is little to add to the other reviews, all of which rate this place highly. The room was modern, comfortable, spotlessly clean, and well designed. The breakfast was excellent, at least by French standards, with ham and cheese as well as the usual bread and jam. The owner does not appear to speak any English, so a little French is essential. I wonder if this is why there are so few other reviews in English.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank OandA-London
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jumieges
1.4 mi away
Le Clos des Fontaines
Le Clos des Fontaines
#1 of 1 in Jumieges
4.5 of 5 bubbles 186 reviews
11.6 mi away
Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, Autograph Collection
13.4 mi away
Hotel Le Flormandie
Hotel Le Flormandie
#1 of 1 in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 27 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.1 mi away
Armony Hotel
Armony Hotel
#1 of 1 in Bourg-Achard
4.0 of 5 bubbles 84 reviews
1.3 mi away
Au fil de l'eau
Au fil de l'eau
#3 of 4 in Jumieges
3.5 of 5 bubbles 78 reviews
6.1 mi away
Les Hostises de Boscherville
Les Hostises de Boscherville
#1 of 4 in Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville
5.0 of 5 bubbles 37 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Au Temps des Cerises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Au Temps des Cerises

Property: Au Temps des Cerises
Address: 924 route du Mesnil, 76480 Jumieges, France
Location: France > Normandy > Haute-Normandie > Seine-Maritime > Jumieges
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Jumieges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the time of cherries 4 rooms(chambers) d hosts Certified holiday cottage(shelter) of France comfort 3 ears all the rooms(chambers) have toilets and TOILETS in the room(chamber), the tray(plateau) tea, coffee(café), herb tea, water at arrangement(measure) in the room(chamber), closed parking lot, entered individual in every room(chamber) d hosts, spaces out Garden, garden furniture, we are situated in valley of the Seine, at the 1 am of the quotation d alabaster, the 1 hour d Etretat, Honfleur Françoise prepares you copious breakfasts, possibility of table d hosts on RESERVATION promotion(class) DISCOUNT(DELIVERY) OF 10 % for 3 consecutive reserved nights ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Au Temps des Cerises reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing