A sumptuous ballroom starring stunning chandeliers, gilding, and vertiginous high ceilings or a cosy bar with pale woodwork, equestrian paintings, and soft lighting afford two very chic atmospheres in which to sample bubbles and exceptional Calvados.

Travel from Guatemala to Martinique by browsing the rum menu, just for fun. Then, like a bubble, float up towards the list of highly prestigious champagnes. Return to Normandy with the most flavoursome Calvados and Armagnac – enjoy in moderation. A collection of rare coffees, unusual teas, and original fruit juices complete this sensory exploration. All tastes are catered for during this delicious interval at L'Etrier bar at Hotel Le Royal Deauville.