What a great B&B – we really enjoyed it even though it was a bad day to visit Monet’s gardens but that was no fault of the B&B.
There had been an accident on the motorway coming from the Netherlands which meant our expected arrival at about two in the afternoon turned out to be after five and too late to visit the gardens which was the main reason for coming. We had arranged tickets through Marie and Gilbert but we couldn’t use them as we had to leave first thing next morning before the gardens opened.
Gilbert was a fine host as Marie was away for a few days – the B&B is beautifully appointed with everything we needed after a long day. We walked thru the village and had dinner at one of the hotels. Sadly we walked past Monet’s gardens, about five minutes from the B&B on the same road. Next morning Gilbert put on a breakfast that was outstanding, he did very well by himself.
Reluctantly we left Giverny with tentative plans to return if we could after we had finished in the Loire Valley. Gilbert insisted that if we made it back to call in and say hello to Marie. We did make it back to visit Monet’s gardens and called in to the B&B and were welcomed with open arms by Gilbert and met the lovely Marie.
We wished we had more time to enjoy Giverny and its surrounds maybe next time – as far as B&B rate, this is one of the best – I’d recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marie and Gilbert welcome you in a country setting surrounded by the song of birds. The property is located in the heart of the village, near the church where the Claude Monet’s tomb is and at a few steps of his famous house and gardens. Nearby you will find the “Musée des Impressionnismes” showing very interesting exhibitions. The large double bedroom with bathroom is facing the garden and the hill and is very quiet! It benefits from a private access and a sunny terrace for relaxation . When the weather is fine, you will enjoy tasting the delicious and copious French breakfast with homemade jams. Private and free parking on the property. Possible welcome at the Vernon - Giverny station, on request. Italian spoken Free WIFI ... more less