Château du Jonquay and Petit Jonquay sit at the heart of the stunning Normandy countryside, surrounded by sprawling farmland and an abundance of authentic market towns and seaside villages. One of the most famous destinations in France and one of the world’s top destinations, Normandy is a land of history, culture, natural wonders and incredible food and wine. We can’t wait for you to come and explore the wonders of this beautiful part of the world.
Charming villages and markets
The quaint towns of Bourgtheroulde and Bourg-Achard, boasting a Michelin rated restaurant, are just down the road. A short drive away from Château du Jonquay is the delightful seaside town of Deauville, with magnificent beaches, popular golf courses and copious designer shops and casinos. Also within an easy drive is Pont Audemer with its pretty network of little canals (and great market on Fridays) and Honfleur – a famous and beautiful fishing village on the coast.
Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror, walk the D-Day landing beaches, visit the American and German war cemeteries, admire the impressionist landscapes so often painted by Monet and his disciples.
Step back in time to the recent and distant past
Spend a day absorbed in history at the beaches of Omaha, Gold and Juno where allied troops landed on D-Day during World War II. Travel even further back in time to Rouen – where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, the Abbey of Bec-Hellouin – a 12th century monastery of Benedictine monks and the haunting ruins of Jumieges Abbey.
A food lovers’ paradise, Normandy is home to Camembert, Calvados, cream, beef, fresh seafood and the famous salt lamb that grazes in the region’s briny marshes around Mont Saint Michel.
Inspirational art and architecture
Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny are a popular attraction for all Château du Jonquay visitors. Continue your Monet tour at the nearby town of La Bouille – where Monet painted the Seine. Lovers of French architecture are invited to explore the magnificent Château du Champ de Bataille, not far from Château du Jonquay. Filled with original Louis XIV antiques, the Château and extraordinary formal gardens belong to the famous French interior designer Jacques Garcia.
Step out or cycle on the many, many beautiful walks, paths and hikes in the region along the coastline or through cool, ancient forests.
Just 90 minutes away on the fast train, or by car, the City of Light offers unparalleled and unforgettable options for day-trippers. There is the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower, the gargoyle-adorned Notre-Dame cathedral, the fascinating Left and Right Banks, the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and did we mention the food and the shopping? All of it within easy reach from Château du Jonquay.
Easy to get to, much harder to leave
One of the benefits of Chateau du Jonquay is its proximity to Paris and London and it is only a 90 minute drive from the Charles de Gaulle International airport.
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