Belle-Isle sur Risle
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This elegant ivy-covered mansion was built in 1856 on 5 acres of land, dotted with fruit trees and surrounded by a bubbling stream
- Unwind in the French countryside under an umbrella in the rose garden while sipping Calvados, Normandy's beloved apple brandy, along with a cheese platter
- Cultural and historical sites, including the beaches of Normandy and the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet painted his famous water lily series, are only 90 minutes away
Ivy climbs the facade and rose bushes sprinkle the 5-acre property that surrounds Belle-Isle sur Risle, a 19th-century manor so idyllic, it seems to have come alive from a fairy tale. This 4-star hotel is rooted in history but does not sacrifice modern amenities. There is an indoor pool, outdoor pool, a sauna, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel features a classic French design, including antique furniture, bold wallpaper and floral window treatments in the guest rooms. Take your morning coffee or tea outside on one of the terraces and indulge in a five-course dinner in the elegant dining room. Normandy's culinary specialties, Camembert and apple-based liquors, are not to be missed.