My wife and I stayed at Les Jardins d'Helene for three days last May and were very happy with our stay. We asked for the Barcarolle room which was large and airy. There was a large window looking out over the garden. The bathroom was down four steps but it was one of the largest bathrooms I have seen with a shower in addition to a separate clawfoot bathtub, a hutch cupboard, and a chair. There were windows making it light and airy, too. The furnishings were comfortable and the breakfasts were quite nice.
The most wonderful part of the place was its beautiful garden, with roses and many other flowers. My wife took an immense number of photos of the flowers. Everyone who goes to Giverny goes to see Monet’s garden, but Helene’s garden was one in which you could sit on comfortable chairs and lounges and read over a glass of wine. It can’t be compared with Monet’s garden for profusion but what a wonderful, quiet, place to relax it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the gates of Normandy,75 kms from Paris, Giverny the heart of Impressionism offers beautiful landscapes and the charm of the french countryside. Definitely "givernoise", this house, once known as 'the house at the beginning of the village', then the "gatekeeper's house", "the milkman's house" and finally the 'mayor's house', is now a one of its kind bed and breakfast.Les Jardins d'Helene are open all year long, and a one hour drive will take you to Honfleur, Deauville (sea side) or Versailles, and you'll find castles, gardens, parks in the neighborhoods.Bicycles are at you disposal for a short ride or more if you prefer the Greenway. ... more less