We decided to make Bayeux our home base while touring Normandy for a few days. The choice was easy in that Bayeux is a charming medieval village which was not damaged to heavily by D-Day. It is in close proximity to all of the D-Day sites and is quite a special place with the Bayeux tapestry and cathedral. With that being said there are a few hotels in Bayeux that should be considered. We choose the Lion d' Or and were very happy with our choice. Nonetheless they are also other nice hotels that are equally as charming close by as well.
The Lion d' Or is a small traditional village Inn. When we checked in, it was interesting that they did not have an elevator and I had to carry our heavy bags three flights to our room. But in a place like this that is part of the charm. The lounge area was interesting with all of the famous people who have stayed there from President Eisenhower and general Omar Bradley to Tom Hanks, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, and many others. The restaurant was very nice and the staff was helpful throughout our stay. It is difficult to describe the place without overusing the word "charming" in that it is exactly that. The rooms were spacious and nice but far from luxurious. The location was perfect in that it is very close to the city center and everything is in easy walking distance. The rooms were very quiet. After a week in Paris, we joked they were almost too quiet. The place seemed booked to capacity but you never felt the place was too busy.
The Lion d' Or is a wonderful place and we would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a peaceful setting, this former 18th-c coaching inn brings out best in comfort : 31 rooms shaded by blinds.Cosy and modern, with ochre hues, deep club chairs, Contemporary terrace furniture.Private parking, closed at night ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Lion d`Or Hotel Bayeux
- Le Lion d Or Bayeux