La Licorne Hotel & Spa

Near Giverny, France

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Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny

Retreat to this unplugged spot in rural Normandy for a dose of R&R, with an optional spa treatment and more

Surrounded by the largest beechwood forest in Europe, Hôtel La Licorne is set in the sleepy Norman village of Lyons-la-Forê, a charming pocket of 17th-century architecture in a beautiful corner of northwestern France. This is the place to go to unplug from modern life and to unwind among glorious nature, from striking out on rambling walks or leisurely bike rides through the lush countryside, exploring the local market lined by characterful half-timbered houses, relaxing on the outdoor terrace surrounded by verdant gardens or holing up in the rustic-chic spa for a few hours of R&R.

Nearby, the landscape is peppered with historic abbeys and castles, including Martainville, Saint-Crespin and Vascoeuil – the rather dramatic setting for an arts hub. History takes centre stage in the hotel restaurant as well, with diners tucking into French delicacies among the letters of Napoleon Bonaparte and his marshals. But that’s not to say the menu is outdated: award-winning, Michelin-starred chef Christophe Poirier leads the innovative team in creating gourmet dishes that blend southern flavours with authentic Norman ingredients.

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Relaxing Romance Scenery Activities Spa City

We like

  • Staying in a tranquil spot surrounded by forested countryside – perfect for long hikes or bike rides
  • Holing up in the rustic-chic spa and booking a spa treatment in the treehouse perched high above the branches
  • Exploring the local market in the sleepy Norman village of Lyons-la-Forêt, lined with charming, 17th-century half-timbered houses

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