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Spirit Of 1944
Le Lieu Besnard, 14230 La Cambe, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 La Cambe B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simply perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We spent a fantastic week in Normandy and we’re happy we chose ‘Spirit of 1944’ as location. It was perfect, the best B&B we’ve ever seen! We felt like at home; Patricia and Laurent are wonderful hosts and they know everything about the D-Day, the historical sites and the best things and places to see and visit. Their house, decorated style 1944, is extremely comfortable, clean and quiet, and great for exploring the Normandy region. Breakfast is absolutely delicious, a great way to begin the day. Everything was outstanding, it was an extraordinary experience and we’ll definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It is impossible to compare staying at the Spirit of 1944 with any other B&B or hotel. The hosts, Patricia and Laurent, welcome you into their home and you are treated as an old friend as much as a guests. We opted for an evening meal and were treated to fantastic food, wine and the company of our hosts, their friend and the othe guest. This was, effectively, an informal dinner party.

The quality of the decor and furnishings is second to none, themed around the events of the Battle of Normandy, and tasteful and interesting in equal measure.

I would thoroughly recommend staying at the Spririt of 1944 and, if you do, opting to have a meal with your hosts.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The décor is based around the second world war, it is done with great taste and attention to detail, it is also very clean and comfortable, Patricia and Laurent could not do enough for you. My husband was not well they asked if there was anything they could do but all he wanted was to sleep. They do not do food in the evening, but they kindly sorted out something for me, I had a great tuna salad, bread, fresh fruit and a beautiful tart and of course wine. The breakfast they offer is a great way to start the day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and loved every minute. This charming French farmhouse has been lovingly restored and meticulously decorated by owners Patricia and Laurent. Their warm hospitality made us feel like we were staying with old friends who happened to have a beautiful home in the pastoral and historic Normandy countryside. I hesitate to share this jewel of a B&B because once the word gets out, savvy travelers will be clamoring to stay here. But that would be selfish and they've earned my highest public praise. This is a place you'll never forget and the one you'll share with your closest friends. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to visit the famous area of France where took place the landing and Dday. We booked a night with Laurent and Patricia who welcomed us when we arrived à 7pm with cider of Normandy. Their house is completly decorated in relation with 1944 and the landing but with a lot of taste! Laurent knows everything about this time of History and guided us the day after on the battle fields, omaha beach and American military cemetary. He knows so much that the visit was amazing! I also forgot to mention Patricia's breakfast: the best I ever tried in à French B&B with croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisin, egg any style, frech orange and apple juice and so much more. The room was quite as the house is in the countryside and the owners made me feel at home immediately. I will definitely come back as you need at least 4 days to see all the surroundings!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Spirit Of 1944

Address: Le Lieu Besnard, 14230 La Cambe, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > La Cambe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in La Cambe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World War II-themed Bed&Breakfast, located close to La Pointe du Hoc & Omaha Beach, Spirit of 1944 is a farm house built in the 18th century that aims to take you back to the atmosphere of the 40’s, but with all modern comforts. ... more   less 
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Spirit Of 1944 La Cambe, France - Normandy

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