Fodor's Expert Review Ô Plum'Art

12 rue Claude Monet, Giverny, Normandy, 27620, France Fodor's Choice

Top Chef and owner of Jardin des Plumes hotel and restaurant David Gallienne now runs this ultra-contemporary six-room B&B in a 19th-century milkman's cottage set in the countryside overlooking the Seine River. The original decor would be quite at home in the pages of a design magazine, but there are still plenty of the cozy touches: fireplaces, antiques, comfy bedding, beautiful baths, well-appointed kitchens, and a charming on-site tearoom and spa. All rooms are bright and cheerful with views over the leafy yards. For privacy, romance, and calm—with your own private yard under pretty trees—this (and its mothership the Jardin des Plumes hotel) is your best bet in Giverny. The B&B is a 45-minute train ride from Paris and a 15-minute walk to Monet's gardens.

PROS

  • delightful spa and tearoom on the premises
  • walking distance to Monet's gardens
  • breakfast included in price

CONS

  • must book well ahead
  • better for couples than families
  • pricey

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, New, Romantic
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02--32--54--26--35

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Restaurant closed Mon. and Tues., Free Breakfast

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