art of living

Between the past and the present, we transport you to a place of perfect luxury,

in an exceptional setting, where you can discover nature, explore the region, its flavours and its traditions.

Séjour de luxe en Normandie

At Domaine d’Ablon, the art of living is the very essence of the place. Here everything is thought of to ensure absolute relaxation in a luxurious and traditional environment.

We are dedicated to your comfort and well-being and offer the very best services.

 
 

Services

Service beyond compare

Offering you the best is our priority. To make your stay as relaxing as possible we offer a wide range of services.

Service de luxe le Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

You have access to all the services of a luxury hotel:

  • porter
  • bilingual concierge
  • room service
  • laundry service, iron and ironing board
  • shuttle service to Honfleur and Deauville
  • chambermaid service (twice daily)
  • alarm call
  • Free minibar

On request we can supply:

  • catering service for private lunches and dinners
  • baby-sitting service
activités au Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

A bespoke concierge service

You may be tempted by a an outing on horseback on the beach at Honfleur or Deauville, a visit to a traditional cider press, a stroll along the clifftops at Etretat, an exquisite meal at one of the best restaurants in the area…

Simply tell us what you would like and our concierge will do their utmost to enable you to enjoy to the full your stay in Normandy.

During your entire stay at Domaine d’Ablon, our concierge service will take care of your daily needs.

Luxury room service à la carte 

A gourmet region such as the Auge is always a delight, whether dining at a top restaurant or watching the light play over the sea at the Baie de Seine.

service à la carte Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

The fertile Normandy landscape provides an abundance of produce that the local cuisine can only enhance. To delight your tastebuds, our chef,  Jérôme Billochon, puts all his skill and know-how into the creation of dishes full of flavour, yet with the greatest of refinement.

Quality is at the heart of everything we do; we create dishes for you according to what is in season on the Estate – fruit from the orchard and vegetables from the kitchen garden, herbs from the herb garden, honey from our hives and jams prepared in the traditional way.

At tea-time you can choose from a selection of refined teas and delicious home-made pâtisseries. Make sure you try our ‘pâtisserie des saisons d’Ablon’, a speciality created exclusively for the Estate by Jérôme Billochon.

Always mindful of answering to your needs, Jérôme Billochon can also suggest low calorie dishes, offering a delicious balance between the pleasures of fine dining and maintaining a modest intake. When gastronomy is in tune with nutrition, it brings an added level of pleasure to your stay with us.

jardin des simples Domaine d'Ablon Normandie
service traiteur Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

Catering service

Our catering service can create meals according to your wishes, allowing you to enjoy the following:

  • a dinner for two next to the warmth of a crackling fire in the intimacy of your own suite or cottage
  • a lunch or barbecue with friends
  • a picnic to take with you on a trip into the countryside or an invigorating walk by the sea
 
 

Activities at the Domaine d’Ablon

Activities for all seasons and all tastes

To help you make the most of your stay, the Estate offers a choice of activities within the grounds so you can get to know the picturesque landscape around you.

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  • ponies are available for trips out with the children
  • discover culinary and medicinal plants
  • cookery courses
  • ramble in the Normandy countryside
  • mountain biking or electric bikes
  • discover all about bees and honey from our own hives
  • massages
  • craft sessions for children
  • photography courses with a professional photographer
  • gardening courses
  • flower arranging and origami

Cookery courses for ‘foodies’ and gourmets

Would you like to perfect your culinary skills or simply discover the cuisine of Normandy?

Our chef, Jérôme Billochon, will be delighted to share some of his tips and know-how with recipes reflecting the wonderful aromas and flavours of Normandy.

After a tour around the vegetable garden, the herb garden or orchard, you will learn how to cook with freshly harvested produce.

The cuisine of Normandy, of patisseries and chocolate dishes will no longer be a secret. After this course, you can enjoy the fruits of your labours in your suite or cottage with your family and friends.

These cookery courses are reserved for non-professionals, are completely interactive, and each student has their own work station.

Jérôme Billochon chef au Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

Activities on the Estate across the seasons

Spring

le printemps au Domaine d'Ablon

In spring the Estate offers a veritable riot of colours worthy of the canvases of the great Impressionists.

At this time, the sometimes capricious Normandy weather won’t stop you strolling in the park, enjoying the flowers bursting into bloom or re-discovering lost pleasures of childhood picking the first vegetables of the year.

activités en automne au Domaine d'Ablon Normandie
activités en hiver au Domaine d'Ablon Normandie
activités en été au Domaine d'Ablon Normandie

Autumn

Let yourself be transported by the autumn shades of the Estate, where the reds, yellows and oranges blend to make an enchanting tapestry of colours. In autumn, you can enjoy a stay in the calm of nature, where the Normandy countryside invites you to warm yourself by the fireside, where logs crackle in the hearth of your cottage, with its subtle and authentic décor, and you can enjoy the fruits of the season. This is the time of the apple and pear harvest, of mushroom picking, gathering nuts and chestnuts while out for a walk through the woods. The pumpkins in the vegetable garden are beginning to ripen, and will be used in a selection of dishes to delight your tastebuds.

winter

Winter lends a unique charm to the domaine d’Ablon and reveals another side to Normandy. When the trees have lost their leaves, the park still retains a little greenness of its own.

Perhaps the best thing about this season is enjoying the intimate warmth of the suites and cottages, doing things together as a family, playing board games, taking a cookery course, or simply curling up by the fire with a good book and then enjoying a meal after nightfall.

summer

A unique chance to recharge your batteries in the heart of the countryside, when the Normandy sunshine lights up the Domaine d’Ablon in all its verdant splendour.

  • The themed and private gardens are havens of paradise where you can enjoy the following :
  • a stroll along the paths running through the Normandy landscape
  • mountain biking
  • horse riding or pony trekking for the children
  • discover the world of bees and honey farming
  • pick vegetables from the vegetable garden, or fruit from the orchard to make jams

Settle down with a good book under the cherry trees or enjoy a meal on your terrace, for an experience of sheer indulgence.

 
 

Activities around and about

Take a trip to disocver the most beautiful parts of Normandy

Normandy, a region between land and sea, bursting with history and tradition.

Le mont-Saint-michel et sa baie Normandie

During your stay at Domaine d’Ablon we can organise for you, according to your wishes, excursions and guided tours to help you discover the key features of the region: Mont Saint Michel and its tidal boundaries, Deauville and its beaches, Honfleur with its artists, Camembert, Livarot or maybe Pont-Lévêque, famous for their cheeses. A bit further north you can visit the cliffs of Etretat, the Normandy landing beaches…  and many other places steeped in history and tradition.

balade au coeur de la forêt normande

Activities in wild Normandy

In order to enjoy the real, wild Normandy, you could arrange your activities around discovering what nature in the region has to offer :

  • take part in mushroom picking in the forest at St Gatien
  • practise your golf on the greens at St Gatien, Etretat or Deauville
  • play tennis or squash
  • relax on horseback in the Normandy countryside
  • discover local crafts and products of the region
  • go on a boat trip
  • collect seashells