Fodor's Expert Review Les Jardins d'Epicure

16 Grande Rue, Giverny, Normandy, 95710, France

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

Set on 7 acres of picture-perfect parkland, this unique hotel occupies three charming 19th-century buildings: the picturesque stables, with "Gothic" brick trim, high-beamed ceilings, and the delightful Unicorn Suite; the Villa Florentine (once home to famed poet Paul Éluard) whose Chambre Marquise has no less than seven windows overlooking the park and stream; and the elegant Castel Napoléon III, with six separate guest rooms featuring period antiques and Oriental rugs. An indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna are lovely embellishments, but the best part may be the restaurant (closed Monday, no dinner Saturday). Chef Matthew Seebacher creates exceptional dishes from seasonal products with an emphasis on the Normandy seaside.

PROS

  • superb setting
  • wonderful restaurant
  • beautiful contemporary decor

CONS

  • a 20-minute drive from Giverny
  • restaurant closed Monday and Tuesday
  • rooms divided between three different buildings

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01–34–67–75–87

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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