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What We Love

  • A grand château in scenic Normandy, with a welcome drink on arrival and breakfast Hanging out in a handsome 18th-century château surrounded by acres of parkland
  • Savouring gourmet cuisine paired with fine wines in the exquisite restaurant
  • Driving 30 minutes to Giverny to see Claude Monet's former home and garden

What To Know

  • The château is set on four acres of parkland, a short stroll from the Seine
  • The signature La Closerie restaurant is housed in the old stables and serves gourmet Norman cuisine using estate-grown herbs and spices
  • The guestrooms are individually decorated
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Overview

A fairy-tale stay in the Seine Valley at an 18th-century château, with charming rooms and gourmet dining

The Lowdown

There’s a stately air about this three-star château, located in Normandy’s Seine Valley. Named for the 17th-century French dramatist Pierre Corneille, who stopped at this former post house during frequent trips to the court of Louis XIV in Paris, the setting is as sublime as it gets. You’ll enjoy four acres of landscaped parkland, and you’re just a few minutes from the banks of the Seine.
While the redbrick exterior wows with stroll-worthy manicured lawns and a fabulous outdoor terrace for summertime dining, the understated yet pretty interiors are the most inspiring. All of the 20 guest rooms (including two suites) are uniquely-styled, with each assuring soothing French décor, tasteful furnishings, and all the creature comforts you’ll need. Modern bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, and cracking views across the grounds wrap things up nicely.
Equally impressive are the dining options, most temping of which is the grand lounge for evening drinks and ample breakfasts piled high with regional goodies. There’s also the signature La Closerie restaurant – a sophisticated spot housed in the old stables that serves gourmet Norman cuisine created solely with locally-sourced ingredients and estate-grown herbs and spices.

How to Get There

Château Corneille
17 rue de l Eglise
Vieux-Villez, France

Reviews

Charming hotel, staff friendly
davidggggggggg455

the staff were the best part of the trip. very helpful and made sure I was comfortable. look forward to another visit
The gardens and the old building are extremely attractive. I especially like the pink bits

One night isn't enough
Sue V

This is a lovely place in a tiny village with a great restaurant and service. The only problem was that they tried to fit a double bed into a single room, which meant that we had no bedside lights, tables or headboard, so don't accept Room 4 if you are two people! However, we will be back and will fir in a visit to Giverny whilst we do so. Despite the room problem, this is a really lovely hotel.

Tired and Disorganised
BumbleBeeBull

Standard room ok, but a mish-mash of colours/styles and wallpaper coming off the wall. No lift in this hotel, which if your waiting for a hip prosthesis and you go up two floors is a bit of a problem. Bad lack of communication between hotel and restaurant staff - but not I would stress the restaurant at fault. Also for a hotel with several rooms and a big restaurant no Manager or Assistant Manager on at weekend. Everything was left to a young girl who was responsible for being chamber maid/bar attendant/receptionist etc. We were a group and we had a problem. No one of any authority came and dealt with it even though they had been phoned. Hotel pleasant but organisation disgusting. If this was a person's first experience of a Logis Hotel, then I'm sorry as Logis are an amazing group. We have stayed in many Logis hotels around France and, indeed, have one close to us here in the Vendee which is always amazing.