11 June 2019
“You’re going to Normandy? It’s always raining there. Or are you going to see the D-Day sights?” Not really the same replies I get when I say I’m traveling to a Greek Island 😉
The reason I travel is to follow interesting openings. Can be in Lisbon or New York, but there are so many exciting places to discover in areas you wouldn’t think of immediately. If you think of France you think of Paris, or, as I learned last week the Provence (how the rest of the country is called by Parisians as an inside joke). Normandy, however, is quite close to the capital and especially for those who love nature a perfect weekend escape.
When I heard that Paris based restaurant Septime overtook this place last year it raised one eyebrow. Then this kids-friendly farm stay hotel nearby Paris (not entirely in Normandy/Le Perche) opened its doors which is a project done by Be Poles, the same design team behind Les Roches Rouges and the NoMad Hotels in the States. And then this brand new hotel caught my eye and I was like: yes, I’m going. I just bought a new car so I needed to get away as a sort of inauguration and started my trip!
I’m gonna tell you more about each individual place soon but for now, I love to show you what caught my eyes during the trip:
Maison Close in Belleme