A FOUR-STAR HOTEL & FINE DINING RESTAURANT RELAIS & CHATEAUX IN VERNEUIL D'AVRE & D'ITON IN NORMANDY
Hotel 4 stars & Restaurant Relais & Chateaux in Haute-Normandie
The hotel and the Restaurant building is a sumptuous of 19th - Century mansion. The congregation of the nuns of the St Nicolas bought the land called “Le jardin de la Béguine”under the french "Ancient Régime". Soon, they turned it into peasant gardens delineated by the river, the remains of the ancient city walls and a tower named "la Tour Blanche". A century later, in 1886, a large donation from a gentleman benefactor of the Abbey of St Nicolas allowed the construction of a mansion where the Benedictine nuns opened a girls' school and hosted families.
The mansion was a harmonious example of Viollet-le-Duc's architectural style combining the round tower, the square pavilion, pepper-pot roofs, tall chimneys, crenellated parapets and brackets.
The architect's inspiration was driven by the marvelous tower houses that had been Verneuil source of pride since the 15th Century. Colors brighten up the walls in the Gothic fashion and the typical façade that looks like a checkerboard combines "flame orange" bricks and whitewashed plaster enhanced by the subtle hues of flints and brick diamonds.
The Benedicte sisters hosted families up to the early 1960s. Then the mansion became "the Hostellerie du Clos" in 1961. "Le Clos", as we know it today, opened in 2007 and results from a quest for giving this beautiful manor its ancient splendor back. Il has required time and passsion to keep the balance between the necessary modernization of the building and the preservation of the spirit of the house.
One in the restaurant, you will be invited to a trip back in time thanks to the paintings, the moulding and the original ceiling-light, that have all been carefully restored.
Our cuisine is creative and authentic; it promotes local products. Our team and our local producers are all commited into preserving the soil and following the course of seasons, having at heart to comply with the Relais & Chateaux manifesto signed on November 18th 2014 at the UNESCO head office in Paris. This ambition has become our motto: "To make the world a better place through cuisine and hospitality"
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The "gourmet" Restaurant is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays from October 1st to March 31st. It’s closed on Mondays (all day) and Tuesday lunch time from April 1st to September 30th except on bank holidays.
Opened during all the public holidays.
Lunch time: 12h30 to 14h00 only on reservation and for dinner:19h30 to 21h00 on reservation.
Reservation: + 33 (0)2 32 32 32 21 81 or email@example.com