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Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • grand architecture
  • gorgeous setting
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • massage relaxation center

    Cons

  • pricey
  • strident decoration in some rooms

Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon Review

From the look of this charming, ivy-covered, Anglo-Norman château—complete with storybook tower, private park, and lovely sea vistas—it is easy to understand why Monet, Proust, Offenbach, and other greats accepted invitations here; built overlooking Étretat by a rich Parisian couple in 1862, the Belle Époque house has guest rooms that are spacious, comfortable, quiet, and individually furnished, with the emphasis on "individual"—vast swaths of red fabric, decorator mirrors, and antique gramophones are some flamboyant accents, while other rooms are stylish enough for Maison Française. For a spectacular view, request the Sarah Bernhardt suite, the Impératrice Eugénie room, or the Liane de Pougy room. In the evening repair to the cozy, romantic restaurant overlooking the sea and after feasting on the views, get ready to savor Olivier Foulon's fine gastronomic cuisine. The sophistication level is high here, and winners include gâteau of chicken liver in langoustine broth with Parmesan tuilles, and salmon fillet with quinoa risotto and wild mushroom cream. In addition, many dishes feature the "incredible edibles" from the hotel's organic herb and vegetable gardens. Little wonder that rooms are reserved on a half-board basis on weekends.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chemin de St-Clair, Étretat, 76790
  • Phone: 02–35–27–08–23
  • Website:
  • Location: Étretat

    Hotel Details

  • 21 rooms.
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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