Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel Baudy
Back in Monet's day, this pretty-in-pink villa was the favorite hotel of the American painters' colony. Today it remains one of the most charming spots in the Ile-de-France—despite the busloads of tour groups that pull in (luckily they’re funneled upstairs). Renovated to appear as it did in Monet's time, the dining room is stage-set rustic; and there’s an extraordinarily pretty rose garden out back with embowered paths that lead to the studio Cézanne once used. The surroundings retain more historic charm than the simple cuisine (mainly salads large enough to count as a main course in their own right, or straightforward dishes like an omelet or gigot d'agneau [lamb and mutton]), but a decent three-course prix-fixe menu is available at lunch and dinner.
81 rue Claude-Monet
Giverny, Normandy 27620, France