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