I stayed at this lovely B&B with my friend on our grand european adventure. We were warmly greeted by Gilles in the early evening when we arrived at this treasure in the most charming village imaginable. Our double suite was perfect with our two rooms and separate baths. The view from my room looked past a lilac to the misty hills of the countryside. It was decorated in lovely french country style with an ambiance of warmth, and beauty I will dream about for years to come. It is situated on a quiet road lined with lovely old homes and the most wonderful restaurant "Hotel Baudy" where we dined on delicious French cousine before walking back through a neighborhood filled with gardens of brightly colored flowers. Our breakfast was memorable and Gilles was the most attentive of hosts making the morning meal both delectable and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this gem in the village that is home to the wonderful house and gardens of Monet that we came to experience, just a short walk away.
- 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