This secluded 18th-century farmhouse in the heart of Normandy embodies all the charm of the region and is ideal for relaxing in the shady garden dotted with apple trees and fish ponds, or sampling some of the region’s best dishes.
La Maison de Lucie
Named after the original owner, French poet Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, La Maison de Lucie is an elegant retreat in central Honfleur. It boasts a chic bar, reading room and petit salon complete with a fireplace, spiral staircase and impressive library.
Rooms are light and airy and decorated with antique chests, taffeta drapes and fresh orchids. Each morning begins with a breakfast of fresh fruits, meats, cheeses and other homemade treats and although there isn’t a restaurant, the courtyard is a pleasant refuge for an evening drink and there are countless bistros just a five minute walk away. For relaxation, there's a hot tub in the vaulted cellar.
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Rooms at La Maison de Lucie are individually decorated in a chic and elegant style with subtle hints of Moroccan and Japanese influence while retaining plenty of the original character of the building. All have a flat-screen television and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are bright and airy and look out into the garden area or over the old town. Most include a shower over the bath. Suites feature special amenities like private staircase entrances or a fireplace.
La Maison de Lucie is on a quiet cobbled street off the main square, behind Saint-Catherine’s Church. Though tucked away, the port is less than a ten-minute walk away, as is the Rue de la Prison (prison alley), which dates back to the Middle Ages. Nearby, are plenty of shops, restaurants and the Eugène Boudin museum, which celebrates the work of the 19th-century painter.
Food and drink
Every morning at La Maison de Lucie starts with a hearty breakfast made with fresh charcuterie, local cheese and seasonal fruit. Although there is no restaurant at the hotel, it's less than a five-minute walk from dozens of bistros, brasseries and fine-dining options.
Facilities and activities
La Maison de Lucie offers hot tub in the vaulted cellar, which is filled with light streaming through its stained-glass windows.
One room at La Maison de Lucie has been designated as accessible. Located on the ground floor, it has wider spacing for easier mobility and benefits from its own terrace.
Wonderfully chic, yet intimate and historic, La Maison de Lucie is one of our preferred hotels in Honfleur. Tucked away up a little cobbled side street, it is within walking distance of the main square while still exuding peace and quiet.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Located in the heart of Honfleur, just steps from Saint-Catherine’s Church and the old port, the small, family-run Hotel le Dauphin les Loges is characterful, friendly and built in quintessential Normandy style with a 17th-century half-timbered façade.
Just a short walk from the heart of Honfleur, La Ferme Saint Siméon is a peaceful retreat set in an elegant country residence that was once home to impressionist painter Claude Monet. It now offers five-star facilities and service.
Set on a secluded hill outside Honfleur, Le Manoir des Impressionnistes is an elegant country getaway set in a historic building typical of the region. Stately yet intimate, the family home retreat values both attentive and friendly service as well as gourmet cuisine.
Despite its central location in Honfleur, Les Maisons de Léa feels like a stylish country house with beamed ceilings, large stone fireplaces and chic decor. A charming hotel, it is known for its refined elegance, excellent service and fine dining.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the historical heart of Honfleur on a guided walking tour that brings you through the winding, narrow streets of the old town to see half-timbered houses, old salt warehouses and a remarkable wooden church inspired by the Vikings.