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Charming B&B near Versailles & Chartres

A wish…

  •  to press the ‘pause’ button and take a break in a timeless setting
  •  to enjoy a romantic getaway, close to and yet so far from Paris
  •  to break the journey to your holiday destination somewhere rural
  •  to get together with family or friends in the Yvelines region
  •  to experience an exceptional welcome and generosity
  •  to delight in a family-style, delicious and authentic table d’hôtes

For all this and more, l’Ombre Bleue and its hostess Catherine definitely merit a detour.

Take the time to disconnect, in order to reconnect with yourself, and take advantage of…

3 independent guest rooms for 2 to 4 people, each offering a refined yet comfortable setting

For exclusive bookings, a total of 10 guests can be accommodated

A table d’hôtes to which only Catherine holds the secret, proposing local dishes, served family-style that are mouth-watering and generous – a delight for your taste buds

An alternative to the table d’hôtes option is a Dinner tray ‘Diner sur le pouce’, offering a true gourmet feast that varies according to the season’s produce and Catherine’s creativity.

 A truly epicurean breakfast

A charming village of 600 souls, complete with duck pond, countryside scenery views and forests

A cocoon of a garden, delightful year-round as a spot to relax, stroll or listen to birdsong in; to savour an aperitif or a cup of tea or coffee; to enjoy your breakfast; or to read your favourite book.

 A living room with a fireplace and well-filled bookcases

A privileged location in the pristine countryside of Yvelines, so close to and yet so far from Paris.

  •  70km (44 miles), or 1 hour drive from Paris by car when traffic is light, or more sagaciously, by train, 45 min from Paris-Montparnasse station to Epernon station
  •  50km (31 miles), or 45 min from Versailles
  •  30km (18 miles), or 30 min from Chartres, its cathedral and pretty pedestrian streets
  •  11km (6 miles) or 15 min from Maintenon and its magnificent Château
  •  17km (11 miles) or 20 min from Rambouillet and its Château, its forests and shops, and its “National Bergerie,” a model sheep farm

Here are some keywords that sum up the philosophy and characteristics of Catherine and l’Ombre Bleue:

  • #Charm
  • #Character
  • #Tranquility
  • #Repose
  • #Gastronomy
  • #Countryside
  • #Garden
  • #Catherine
  • #Comfort
  • #GoWithTheFlow
  • #Poetry
  • #Unique
  • #Timeless
  • #Adorable
  • #Friendliness
  • #AttentionToDetail
  • #TopQuality
  • #JustLikeHome

 A reputation that is not to be done

After nearly 15 years of spreading happiness and smiles, Catherine and her l’Ombre Bleue have established a solid reputation and gathered glowing recommendations:

  •  126 TripAdvisor reviews, of which 120 are ‘excellent’ (5/5) and 6 ‘very good’ (4/5)
  •  ‘Attestation d’Excellence 2018’ certification
  •  Highest-rated maison d’hôtes in the Yvelines region, out of 109 on TripAdvisor
  •  70 exceptional reviews with a 9.7/10 rating on Booking.com
  •  27 reviews with a 5/5 rating on Facebook
  •  25 reviews with a 5/5 rating on Google