Fodor's Expert Review Le Clos Fleuri
5 rue de la Dîme, Giverny, Normandy, 27620, France
Giverny's hotel shortage is offset by several stylish and affordable bed-and-breakfasts—this one, located just 600 yards from Monet's estate, is among the best. Set within a large garden, with Giverny's picturesque church steeple looming in the background, Le Clos beckons enticingly. Inside, three sweet rooms (all named for flowers and each with its own entrance and private patio) welcome weary travelers: "Poppies" and "Waterlilies" have Louis Philippe–style beam ceilings and overlook the gardens, while "Clematis" has a very dramatic cathedral ceiling.
- co-owner Danielle Fouche speaks fluent English thanks to years spent in Australia and will happily give advice about touring the area
- colorful oasis in the heart of the village
- no air-conditioning
- books up quickly
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Mar., Free breakfast