There are enough half-timber walls and beams here to fill a super-luxe hotel, but the happy news is that this is a budget option—even better, this 17th-century building is found on a narrow pedestrian street just behind Rouen's cathedral. The pretty Normand style begins in the lobby, extends to the large dining room—fitted out with grand 17th-century-style chairs and a historic fireplace—and crescendos in the flower-laden patio, a green oasis picturesquely framed
with walls of timber and stucco. Done largely in pastel patterns, guest rooms are petite but neat and comfortable; No. 28 is the largest.
Oct 8, 2003
A wonderfully eccentric establishment in an extraordinary location.