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Escape through time
The Domaine Saint Clair Le Donjon, member of TemptingPlaces boutique hotels collection, is a charming hotel of just 21 rooms, nestled on the cliffs of Etretat in Normandy. The 3-star hotel is composed of a small castle with a fortified tower and a villa Belle Époque offering a panoramic view of the Côte d’Albâtre. The decor reflects the artistic atmosphere of the 19th century, an era of refinement and elegance. The tree-lined garden and gourmet restaurant add to the magic of the place, simply perfect for a romantic escape or to discover the region.
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This part of Normandy is called Côte d’Albatre or Alabaster coast, in reference to the colour of the high cliffs along the Channel. An underground river together with erosion caused by the sea formed the spectacular landscape of limestone cliffs in Etretat. Maupassant even compared the picturesque arch at the Porte d’Aval, which you can glimpse from the Domaine Saint Clair, to an elephant with its trunk in the water… At low-tide, enjoy a stroll on the beach or in the Valleuses, small plateaus found halfway up the cliffs. Alternatively, the path to the needle of Aval at Manneporte will take you through the beautiful Jambour valleuse.Fullscreen view
A small stone path through the hills of Etretat leads the way to Donjon, originally a medieval fortress dating back to 1862 and converted into an elegant villa in 1889. The stone walls, ivy-covered turret and authentic glass roof pay homage to the historical beauty of the place. The view opens onto the sea: the Hollow Needle and the Porte d’Aval, symbols of this beautiful Normandy town, are visible through the tree line. The interior emphasises the refined spirit of the 19th century while adding a modern touch. Sit down next to the crackling fireplace in the library and enjoy the works of local authors: (Maupassant, Flaubert, Proust…) or gaze the paintings adorning the walls, works by contemporary artists of the nearby village, Domaine Saint Clair.
The hotel has 21 guestrooms, each dedicated to a different historical figure. All are equipped with either a Jacuzzi or a spa shower and each enjoys a view of either the sea or the park.
The Pierre Loti room, in the Donjon tower, is perfect for a romantic getaway with its glamorous large round Jacuzzi and a gorgeous view of the sea. For a relaxing stay, book the Junior Suite Sarah Berhardt, featuring both a Jacuzzi and a steam shower: your own private spa!
Celebrities of the Belle Epoque (whether real or fictional characters) have inspired the names of the guestrooms. Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Proust, Claude Monet… The decoration of each room focuses on elegant hints through the colour scheme, themed objects and books. No doubt you will be in excellent company when staying at the Domaine de Saint Clair.
The restaurant was awarded 3 fourchettes. Bravo to the Chef Olivier Foulon!
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Total number of rooms: 21
- Check in from 15:30
- Check out until 12:00
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A credit card number is required to confirm the booking. A deposit will be charged by TemptingPlaces in Euros to the credit card upon reservation. Outstanding balance will be charged by the hotel in local currency. Please note that the hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize your credit card prior to arrival. Exchange rates are for information only. Rates might be subjected to additional taxes and fees as determinated by hotel.
Note that children age 14 and older are charged the adult rate. Please include them in the number of adults in your reservation. Below 14 years old, the extra bed will be charged 35 EUR. Below 4 years old, the baby cot will be provided for free on request.
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The chef grows fruits and vegetables in the garden outside. You can also really experience the vegetable garden during the “passion de la cuisine” weekends. A chef will advise you on which ingredients to collect for the tasting or cooking class to follow.
A traditional gourmet menu is served at the Donjon: sautéed scallops served with black pudding, red cabbage with a touch of liquorice, carrots and a duo of broccoli and cardamom. For dessert, indulge in the pastry chef’s special Pain d’épices, banana mousse and toffee. Planning on a day out? Don’t forget to ask for a chic picnic hamper!
Health enthusiasts will love the heated outdoor pool, open from April to October, and the relaxation lounge. Sothys products also are available to pamper yourself with.
The village, sea and cliffs are all just 500 meters away, the perfect excuse for a stroll.
Museum Arsène Lupin.
Walking on the cliffs and discover the village of Etretat.
Horse-riding in Le Tilleul, climbing adventures in the trees (Etretat Aventures) and dune buggy rides can be arranged.
The Comfort rooms, with king or twin beds offer a sea or a garden view. The bathroom is equipped with multi jet shower or whirlpool bath. In room you will find bathrobes, flat screen satellite TV, safe and wifi, Occupancy 2 persons.Book from 120€/night ›
The Grand Comfort rooms, with double or twin beds offer a sea or a garden view. Some have a balcony or a terrace. The bathroom is equipped with Turkish bath or whirlpool bath. In room you will find bathrobes, flat screen satelliteTV, safe and wifi. Occupancy 2 persons.Book from 150€/night ›
The Junior Suites, with king bed, offer a sea or a garden view. Some have a balcony or a terrace. The bathroom is equipped with Jacuzzi and shower. In room you will find bathrobes, Nespresso machine, flat screen satellite TV, safe and wifi. Occupancy 2 persons.Book from 290€/night ›
The Superior Junior Suite, with king bed offer a magic sea view and a balcony. The bathroom is equipped with Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. In room you will find bathrobes, flat screen satelliteTV, safe and wifi. Occupancy 2 persons.Book from 390€/night ›
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The rate includes wifi internet connection and 7% VAT. Breakfast (15 EUR per person) and city tax (1,50 EUR per person per day) are not included.Book from 120€/night ›
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