Belle Isle sur Risle

Normandy, France

Deauville

Trouville-sur-Mer

Honfleur

Classic room

Honfleur

A romantic period mansion within a forested pocket of Normandy - includes kayak and bike rental, a calvados distillery visit and dinner options

A romantic 19th-century mansion house tucked away in rural Normandy, Belle Isle sur Risle sits gracefully in a forested spot on a river islet, that's been transformed into a landscaped park blooming with ancient trees and roses and carpeted with expansive lawns. You too will have lofty Madame Bovary-like aspirations when you step foot inside this charming country pile that oozes French charm by the bucketload.

Located between Honfleur and Rouen and within the Boucles de la Seine Natural Park, you can be as busy in the lush outdoors as you like. After gentle dips in the neat outdoor pool, go biking, fishing, kayaking, horse riding and rambling in the vast park and fortify yourself each night with fiery local calvados. Back at your palatial base, you can refresh yourself in the pretty pink-hued spa and gorge on exquisite cuisine in the restaurant, with menus ranging from a la carte to more foodie French affairs.

Your stay includes a visit to one of the oldest and largest calvados producers in the Pays d'Auge, the Busnel Distillery, where you can find everything out about the history and technique involved in creating the region's famous apple disgestif.

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We like

  • Waking up in a romantic period mansion in a forested pocket of Normandy
  • Driving into upscale Deauville to hit the beach at Paris' closest seaside resort
  • Savouring excellent French cooking and delicious local calvados in the hotel's traditional restaurant

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