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Le Vivier

Certificate of Excellence
27, rue Bertin, 14780 Lion-sur-mer, France
Le Vivier
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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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Northampton, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for a week in June. We wanted a convenient location for visiting all the WW2 sites plus Bayeaux, Mont St Michel and Giverny, somewhere with a bit of character and within walking distance of restaurants - Le Vivier ticked every box and more. Marie and her husband Pascal couldn't have been more welcoming and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B in a 200 year old mansion, lovingly renovated about 250 yards from Sword Beach was our base for visiting the Normandie sites. Marie, the owner, was gracious and very helpful suggesting restaurants and sites. Her breakfasts were a perfect French petit dejeuner served on classic china with a table setting with jams for the just baked breads. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Le Vivier for 3 nights in June, it is the most welcoming and beautiful place to arrive, Marie is a sweet and attentive host ensuring we know all the places to visit, it is a perfect home base for Normandy and the landing beaches. The smell of home baked goods each day and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Le Vivier was one of our highlights in France. Marie is a gracious, warm and welcoming host. The extra " touches" that are provided truly personalise the experience. For breakfast, the home made jams, baked cakes and scones as well as the freshly brewed pots of tea and coffee along with good company were wonderful. Marie and... More 

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Wonga Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Such beautiful accomodation and Marie is such a warm, hospitable hostess. We stayed a few nights with our teenage children and had a lovely time. Everything about the accomodation is first class from the room decor to the breakfast. Marie is a lovely hostess and speaks great English! Would highly recommend this venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I would highly recommend this B&B in Lion-sur-mer, for three huge reasons: the rooms are comfortable, the host - Marie - is lovely, and the breakfast's are excellent. Marie goes above and beyond to make your stay exactly how you would hope it to be. She makes homemade jams, and something new each day for breakfast (alongside the standard pastries).... More 

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Chicago Suburbs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful B&B - most comfortable with very accommodating hosts. Marie (for [us] Americans, her name is pronounced mare-ee-aye) and her husband (Pascal) have done a wonderful job of renovating their home - with the B&B bedrooms on the 3rd level (2nd floor). The beds are very comfortable! My sister, husband and I shared the 2 bedroom suite - great that... More 

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Cardiff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Please take my word for it: once you have stayed at Le Vivier you will never want to leave! We were given such a wonderfully warm welcome by Marie, and made to feel totally at home from the minute we walked through the front door of this stylish and perfecly restored maison de maitre. The breakfasts were so delicious, the... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Marie met us at the gate (Pascal was away) and made us feel like we were part of the family. A beautifully restored house (hardcover book showing the transformation) that has not lost it's classic style, yet with all of the modern facilities you come to expect. The breakfast was beautifully presented and equally delicious . . with warm bread/rolls... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights in this beautifully restored manor house while visiting the WWII historical sites in Normandy in September. We had a lovely room on the 3rd floor with large very comfortable bed and spotless en suite. Marie and Pascal are warm and welcoming as are their 3 beautiful dogs! Breakfast at their dining room table... More 

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