Given the prospect of leaving quarantine soon, we might already be looking for nicer places to stay in. And we might have found just about the right place in Normandy with Maison Plume. Sitting on the Seine’s border less than two hours away from Paris, this small boutique hotel was opened by a young woman, Jeanne Lozay, along with her husband. Right from the start, you know you’re going to love their story. A Parisian couple in their thirties, they became fed up with city-living and only dreamed of one thing: leaving everything behind to open their own B&B. Well, you might say you’ve heard this story a hundred times, but this one is worth getting to know. Originally from the small town of Villequier where the hotel has opened, the young owner bought this historic building, where Hugo and Apollinaire once lived. And after a few (many) hurdles, the guesthouse could finally open. By the water, with a both contemporary and peaceful interior design, time stops so you can enjoy your stay fully. It’s even as if you were vacationing by the beach. With the region’s great cuisine and the beautiful countryside, you’ll only want to go for bike rides or jump on a horse’s back. Honorable mention: “the nest”, a small suite located at the top of the house, is rightfully named for it offers an incredible panoramic view.