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27, rue Bertin, 14780 Lion-sur-mer, France
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Le Vivier
Ranked #1 of 2 Lion-sur-mer B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your usual bed and breakfast. This is 5 star quality accommodation in a beautifully restored manor house. The hosts are so welcoming and friendly and they invite you to make yourself comfortable in their immaculate and very stylish home. Our bedroom on the top floor was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The breakfast was fresh and... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed for one night at Le Vivier. I wish it had been more but they were booked up. I arrived late off the Portsmouth-Caen ferry but Marie was waiting at the door for me. The house is beautiful as was my bedroom (with a large, modern en-suite bathroom). My French is poor but Marie speaks good English so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marie & Pascal are outstanding hosts! We booked cate Fleurie for our family (two teenagers) at Marie's recommendation. Perfect! The property is historic, quaint and you feel truly at home. All the little things they do help make it special. We launched our Normandy coast exploration from here working south. we were provided maps, recommendations (including where to eat) and... More

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Nakskov, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 spent 5 great nights with Marie and Pascal in their fantastic house very close to the grand beaches (Sword). Le Vivier is just more than a hotel, as you stay in a private perfectly renovated manor house which is also the home of Marie and Pascal and their 3 dogs. We had 2 great en-suite rooms... More

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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at Le Vivier for four days in 2013. We had a two bedroom suite that was well-furnished. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom everything you'd want. We used Le Vivier as home base to visit the Normandy Beaches, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, etc. The breakfasts were homemade and terrific. The proprietor, Marie Collet, made... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very emotional and also fantastic time during the d day anniversary visit. We arrived on the later ferry from Caen but were made to feel very welcome on our arrival. The breakfast in the morning was very good and due to us needing to be up early they started the breakfast early just for us. The decoration... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The first when you arrive and you see Marie is: you know, that this lovely lady loves what she is doing and running a b&b is just what she ever wanted. You feel this everywhere, in the art decorating the hous, the cleanlyness of the rooms, the rooms itself, the garden, the breakfast and at least the advices you get... More

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Sollentuna, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a fantastic stay with Marie&Pascal in a very charming and beautiful house that´s been nicely renovated recently.We are a family of four quite tall people and the suite was very spacious for us and so nicely decorated. We had great breakfasts served by Marie with homemade scones&jam and even panacotta with fresh strawberries.We really felt like guests in... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the first few days of a driving holiday in France, and wouldn't have minded if we didn't get to leave. Beautiful house and gardens, lovely little town perfectly situated for exploring Normandy. Pascal looked after us very well.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Wonderful, beautiful, idyllic, stunning.... I need more superlatives to describe the house! I need also a raft of superlatives to describe both Marie and Pascal, both warm, open, friendly, helpful and absolutely delightful. Breakfast is utterly perfect, every possible attention to detail. Home-made jams & cakes & amuse-bouches... wonderful. Lovely quiet location, walking distance to the sea & restaurants; perfectly... More

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Address: 27, rue Bertin, 14780 Lion-sur-mer, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Lion-sur-mer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Le Vivier Lion-Sur-Mer, France - Normandy

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In a 19th century mansion fully restored, two steps from the beach in the center of the small seaside town of Lion sur Mer (15 km Caen) on a plot of 2000 m2 of walled, Mary Collet offers a double room (160/200) small sea view, bathroom with wc and spacious family suite and a double room (160/200) attached to an other room (2x90/200), spacious bathroom with toilet. ... more   less 
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