La Reserve, the Place to Stay in Giverny – Normandy – September, 2017

La Reserve, the Place to Stay in Giverny - Normandy - September, 2017

We picked up our rental car at Charles DeGaulle Airport on a busy Monday morning and headed northwest, away from Paris. In 90 minutes our GPS had led us to this quiet, idyllic place and our spacious room was ready. We were able to get a nice long nap to help get over the jet lag from our overnight flight, and then we enjoyed a superb early dinner at Giverny’s Hotel Baudy, home of many Impressionist painters in the late 1800’s. Valerie was the perfect hostess (speaking excellent English) and everything about our stay here was first class at a cost much lower than anything we could have found in Paris. We highly recommend it!

"Situated on the hills above Giverny, on the edge of the woods and orchards, La Reserve invites you to stay in one of it’s five rooms, all overlooking the garden.

The Reserve is a charming Bed and Breakfast where Valerie and Francois Jouyet, and sometimes their children, will give you a friendly and generous welcome, over a glass of their homemade cider or a cup of tea.

This long building of 600 square metres, set-down in a clearing of 5 hectares, is an oasis of idyllic calm, preserved from the nearby hustle and bustle of tourists in the Impressionism Museum and Claude Monet’s Gardens.

The breakfasts, served in the large family dining room, are always appreciated : fresh fruit skewers, fresh orange juice, yoghurts and cottage cheese from “La Ferme du Pré” (whose cows graze in La Reserve’s fields), our baker : Aux Ducs de Normandie” for excellent bread and pastries, our home-made jams, without forgetting the delicious and unique “caramel de Pommes” !

The large homely lounge (like in a friend’s house) is the ideal place on your return from visits. Sitting by the stone fireplace, with a good book, and close to the billiard table or piano, you will share happy moments with the other guests.

The bedrooms, all decorated differently, offer refinement, authenticity and comfort. Our bed and breakfast reflects the special charm of the 18th century and our mission is to share with you the gentle and leisurely pace of times gone by."


Posted by >UGArdener on 2017-10-24 09:57:39

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