If you are lucky to have a few days off in May, make the most of them to take a break and treat yourself to a romantic weekend break just one hour away from Paris!
The Eure boasts many places ideal for intimate getaways to spend time with your loved one… SPA, restaurants, walks in the forest or along canals, and other simple life pleasures the Department has to offer to make your stay a moment of happiness far from your daily routine.
10.00 am: You have just arrived but head for Lyons-la-Forêt and its forest to enjoy a breath of fresh air. This village, listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France, has the largest forest in Normandy… Take a deep breath!
1.00 pm: Have a look at the must-see covered market building Place Isaac Benserade. The Bistro du Grand Cerf welcomes you to try its ‘bistronomy’ cuisine in a friendly setting that features Norman half-timbering.
Here, wood is brought back to its former glory thanks to a pleasant forest house style... The chef gives the terroir a modern twist, and we love it! (Menus start at €27)
3.00 pm: You are now looking forward to the comfort and tranquillity of a spa lulled by the soothing sound of birds… Well then, go to the Spa Nuxe of Lyons-la-Forêt! Its spa cabin nestled in the trees will allow you to enjoy a new experience.
Massage treatments, swimming in the pool and drinking herbal tea on a sun lounger… Here is an idea of happiness that should get everyone to agree!
After recharging your batteries completely, you will now get a taste of the Eure's must-see attractions!
11.00 am: along the way, in the green Norman countryside, stop for a break in Les Andelys and its must-see Château-Gaillard. A symbol of the Duchy of Normandy, it also provides a breathtaking view over one of the most beautiful meanders of the Seine Valley. Prepare to be blown away!
3.00 pm: Capture the moment before hitting the road again for Giverny! Have a look at our article dedicated to Giverny to learn more about the Claude Monet Foundation, the Museum of Impressionisms and other tips and things to do.
7.00 pm: To finish, choose the Jardin des Plumes for a dinner and a night with stars in Giverny. Eric Guérin, the Michelin-starred chef of the restaurant La Mare aux Oiseaux, fell under the charm of this beautiful Anglo-Norman building.
In the kitchen, David Gallienne draws his inspiration from this enchanting place. He creates gourmet plates that look like paintings...
Your gourmet break here will be all about authenticity, simplicity and Norman flavours.
Then, make the most of one of the 8 very comfortable bedrooms available. The décor subtly combines nature and contemporary style, with a pop or cosy touch! A perfect setting for Impressionist dreams to top off this absolutely perfect weekend.