- Moulin de Connelles in Normandy
- Private car service to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen
- Car service to visit Biotropica
- Car service from the airport to go to Normandy
Moulin de Connelles in Normandy
Description of the hotel
Located on a private island on the banks of the Seine, the Moulin de Connelles – 4 stars – is one of the most secret and refined places in Normandy. You will have the opportunity to enjoy your breakfast in its dining room furnished with Louis XV style armchairs or on its veranda overlooking the Seine. You can also work or just chat in the lounge area with a piano bar and a large fireplace. Its rooms – exclusively non-smoking – are all soundproofed to ensure your private area and have a TV with 36 channels available, a radio, a telephone and heating. Each room has a :
- large double bed,
- private bathroom,
- desk and mini bar.
Their surfaces vary from 25 to 40m² according to your choice.
For your stay, you have the choice of a double room, a junior suite and a suite with spa bath. Your pets are allowed up to your room with a surplus to pay. On the other hand, the hotel does not accept or have cots and/or extra beds and the rooms and suites are unfortunately not accessible to people with reduced mobility. The rate includes parking, Wi-Fi, concierge service, room service, luggage storage and wake up calls. Nevertheless, a fee and a fee are to be expected.
The restaurant Le Comptoir de Connelles, located just 500m from the hotel, presents a wide choice of French specialty a la carte. It also offers children’s menus, special diet menus (on order) and even packed lunches. Of course, all reservations are accepted. However, it should be noted that restaurant closes its doors Mondays to Thursday midday.
Why staying at Moulin de Connelles in Normandy ?
For activities during your stay, the Moulin de Connelles is pleased to suggest a walk on the Seine under reservation and depending on weather conditions. It can be a golf course that is located less than 3km from the hotel, an outdoor pool (only between July and August), cycling and even massages (on reservation within 48 hours). Pool towels and toiletries are also included in the rate you choose. For your convenience, the hotel allows you to make your reservation online.
You also have the choice between paying by credit cards or pay on the spot upon your arrival. However, no refund is possible and the person making the reservation should be at least 18 years old. The hotel welcomes you between 15h and 20h and organizes your departure between 8h and 11h30. If you are coming for a business trip, the hotel has meeting and banquet facilities, subject to reservation and extra charges. If necessary, do not hesitate to ask for a car service.
Private car service to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen
Built in the 12th century and destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841 and partially in 1944 by Allied bombing, Notre-Dame de Rouen is a living building in perpetual evolution. It is the only cathedral in France to benefit from an archiepiscopal palace still occupied by an archbishop. Its spire, the highest in France, rises up to 151 meters since the 19th century.
The evolution of Gothic art
Its facade is a precious testimony to the evolution of Gothic art from the mid-twelfth century to the early nineteenth century. You can get there easily by public transport. You have the choice between getting off at the Palais de Justice stop (bus 8 or metro), the République stop (bus 6 or Fast F1 line) and the cathedral stop (TEOR 1,2,3). The Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral opens free of charge to the public from 7.30 am to 7 pm during the week and from 8 am to 6 pm on Sundays and holidays.
This schedule is valid from April 1st to October 31st. For the rest of the year, you can spend your visit between 7am and noon or 14h and 18h on weekdays, and only the afternoon on Sunday and holidays. However, it is also necessary to know that the Cathedral is closed on Monday morning, January 1st, May 1st and November 11th.
How to organize ?
You should also know that the walker is closed 30 minutes before the closing of the Cathedral. You can benefit from a guided visit of one hour, under reservation and at a ridiculous price fixed per person. For people with visual disabilities, there is documentation in Braille and large print. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed. Only the ground floor is accessible to people with motor disabilities. A guided visit of one hour and an anxiety space are offered to people with intellectual disabilities and a magnetic loop for those who have a hearing disability. Its paved forecourt and walk-in entrance allow any type of public to easily access the walls of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen. For stay in Normandy, we offer a chauffeur service Paris.
Car service to visit Biotropica
Located in the Eure in Normandy, south-east of Rouen, Biotropica is the largest zoological greenhouse in Paris with an area of 6000 m² containing more than 100 species of animals. You can admire the birth and enclosure of newborns depending on your season of passage. Its tropical greenhouse is made up of tropical vegetation and tropical animals including :
- Amazonian rays,
- flying foxes,
- pygmy marmosets,
- emerald phyton,
- green anaconda and many more.
It also includes an outdoor course of 1.5km consisting of: Asian garden that includes red pandas, otters, cranes, koi carp. The pelicans lake is spread over a surface of 2Ha which allows you to admire these majestic creatures. Recall that the African bush, added in 2015, brings together the fascinating animals of Africa such as cheetahs, porcupines, meerkats, etc.
The penguin cove where you can attend the nautical ballet of the Humboldt penguins, Australian bush where you can explore the Australian giants including kangaroos and mini-farm where you can find dwarf goats, miniature pigs, alpacas etc.The park opens its doors from 9:30 to 17:30 all year except for New Year’s Day and Christmas. It does not close until 19h between April and September.
Entry into Biotropica is free for any child under 3 years old. The price is regressive for children from 3 to 11 years, for children from 12 years and for adults. There are also other activities such as water biking, canoeing, windsurfing, catamaran boating, electric boating, mountain biking and ski-boating. The price varies from 6 to 32 € per person per hour. The latter is only indicative because the rates are likely to change during the year. To enjoy, opt for one of our vehicles that can accommodate 8 people.
Car service from the airport to go to Normandy
The Moulin de Connelles is 16km from Rouen airport and only 40 minutes from the Claude Monet museum in Giverny and one hour from Paris. For information, the Mill of Commelles is at 123 km from Orly Airport by private car service and only 20 km from Rouen Airport.