Le Grand Pavois
Why We Love This Hotel
- Located between the Old Town and waterfront
- Balconies with harbour views
- Elegantly simple décor with a subtle boat theme
- A short walk from the fabulously Neo-gothic Benedictine distillery
Set between on the waterfront, close to Fécamp’s Old Town, this modern hotel may seem disappointing compared to its historic surroundings, but its central location, spectacular harbour views and airy bedrooms more than make up for its concrete and glass frontage.
Fécamp is the former seat of the Dukes of Normandy and a pretty place to explore. Check out L'Abbatiale de la Trinité (the abbey church, a 20-minute walk), the ruins of the Palais Ducal, opposite the church and a variety of small museums (art, history, fish and chocolate!). If you only have time for one sight, though, make it the Gothic-inspired Benedictine Palace. The home of the famous herbal liqueur is just 6 minutes’ walk from the hotel -- take a tour or just have a good stare at what could well be the world’s most ornate distillery.
There’s no restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby -- breakfast is served at the hotel (charges apply) or wander down the street to find a local pâtisserie. Live performances are held in the piano bar every Saturday evening, and communal areas include a smart lounge with a TV. Décor is elegantly simple, with clean lines and soft wood furnishings. It’s hard to forget you’re by the harbour here – a subtle boat theme runs through the hotel.
Bright, airy and spacious rooms all have en-suite bathrooms with baths. They also have small balconies, (the best overlook the pretty harbour), flat-screen satellite TVs, a mini-bar and free WiFi.