Not so luxurious
If you look at the web site for this chateau it looks amazing and looks like the kind of place you would love to spend a romanic weekend. Well I have looked around here and it is beautiful from the outside but very tired inside with drab walls and an almost eerie feel to it. They boast a jacuzzi suite which leaves a lot to be desired. It is very expensive to stay here and the only reason has to be the association with the Empress Sissi, Queen of Hungary. She stayed here for a while in 1875.
The chateau is about 20 minutes out of Fecamp.
The nice town of Fecamp
The town of Fécamp is located on the coastline of the Pays de Caux area, just 40 km north of Le Havre.
It is located near the most beautiful bluffs of all Normandie.
The town is very nice: you can see the Abbatiale de la Sainte-Trinitè which was the most important place of pilgrimage before the construction of Le Mont Saint Michel. Interesting is the Palais Benedectine and the beach of the town with its great white cliffs.
Enjoy your visit!!
Or so it seems. As we took a tour along the harbor, it seems that fishing is both the main occupation and diversion of the town. Nevertheless, we were very happy to find out about the remarkable Benedictine abbey. Normandy continually surprised us, accustomed as we are to the bland seaside towns in the USA. It seems that every town we've been to has some example of outstanding architecture. I guess that's one of the things we love about Europe.
The courtyard of the abbey
This and others like all along the coast may have the White Cliffs of Dover eating their chalky dust.