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“Wonderful B&B in Bayeux” 5 of 5 stars
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32 rue de la Juridiction, Bayeux, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 Bayeux B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful B&B in Bayeux”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My family (4 adults, 2 teens) loved our 2-night stay in this B&B. The rooms
were large, spotlessly clean, and beautifully decorated. The owners were so
friendly and helpful both while we were exchanging emails setting up our
reservation and during our stay. The breakfast was delicious with a large
selection of breads, fruit preserves, fruit pastry, fresh fruit, fresh orange
juice, and a variety of teas--no reason for anyone to go hungry here. Each of
the rooms had a refrigerator and microwave with the largest room having a small
kitchen outfitted with pots and pans so that we ate dinner in both nights. We
would highly recommend Le Manoir Sainte Victoire to anyone staying in the Bayeux/Normandy
area. An extra bonus: our tour guide for the Normandy D-Day beaches picked us
up at the B&B.

Room Tip: All of the rooms were fabulous, but the Chambre Cocteau was on the first floor and contained the sma...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

For us this is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in. Making a booking was easy and no deposit was needed. We arrived and there was no double booking and we were given the room we were promised - the Cocteau Room. Our welcome was warm and when we were shown to our room, it was even better than in the pictures on their website.
Firstly, what the pictures don’t show you is the cleanliness and attention to detail in the room. This historic old building used to be a shop, but it was gutted and refurbished to exacting standards. Little things like the ‘cutlery’ handles in the kitchen and the owners use of salvaged authentic materials where possible, all add to the charm and elegance of the room.
The creature comforts are all there from a great bed, to a ‘rain fall’ shower and a fully fitted kitchen with a fridge and utensils.
Out of our room, you could see the towers of Bayeux Cathedral. The ‘secret’ tower at the top of the sprial stairs provides an even better view.
To top it all, the owners were so helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a delight of not only the usual fresh croissants and bread, but also a home made surprise treat in the morning.
The Cocteau Room can sleep three comfortably, though one person has to sleep on a folding bed - which was pretty comfortable. Lastly the location of this B&B means you can walk to local restaurants at night and there was free parking nearby in the Place de Charles de Gaulle.
If we ever go back to Bayeux, then this will be our top choice!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 August 13, 2012

Our group of 4 had a wonderful 1 night stay. The 2 rooms we booked were large, clean and beautifully furnished. It is situated within a 5 minute walk of the Tapestry Museum and the center of Bayeux. Our host provided an excellent breakfast including freshly squeezed OJ and a fruit tart which was excellent. It's apparent that our host cares about getting the small details right. I highly recommend Le Manoir Sainte Victoire

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 August 7, 2012

The Manoir Sainte Victoire is a B&B in a 15th and 17th century structure. The 3 available rooms are located in a circular tower adjacent to the main home. It is in the center of Bayeux, within walking distance to the cathedral and the must see museum containing the 1000 year old Bayeux Tapestry. (Aside: the excellent museum audio guide is a must to make sense of what you are seeing in the Tapestry). The owners are Jean-Pierre and Victoire Aitaoudia, a lovely couple whose sole concern is making your stay comfortable.

Our room was spacious, and tastefully furnished. It was clean and odor free. The bed is comfortable. The modern bathroom has a walk in shower, but no tub. There is free WiFi. The breakfasts during our two day stay were delicious. You are offered several different breads and baguettes, a dozen jams to choose from, choice of teas, and a different pastry and fruit daily. We had no trouble finding on street parking near the B&B.

Even if the famous Tapestry were not in Bayeux, the Manoir Sainte Victoire warrants a trip to Bayeux. Our two night stay was too short. Things to note: the 89 Euro rate for two persons is paid in cash; 15th century towers do not have elevators. You must be able to navigate up and down the stone, pie-shaped stairs of the circular staircase that has a rope bannister.

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  • Stayed July 2012, 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 July 4, 2012

A great find! Trip Advisor became my 'best friend' in planning our recent holiday and this B&B in Bayeux lived up to all that others had said in their reviews. It is superb. I loved the room we had, the decoration was delightful, the welcoming tea tray set up in our room most appreciated, the beautiful bathroom and huge shower most welcome. The breakfast was delicious and host and hostess were charming as well as extremely helpful. The room was spotlessly clean and bathroom linen was changed daily. The host very kindly ran us to the station when we had an early start rather than having to call a taxi. The location is ideal, easy walking distance to the centre of Bayeux and an easy walk from the station to the B&B. For those who are there on a Saturday walk up to the Bayeux market which is very interesting with live chickens, rabbits and birds along with a range of food and the usual market craft. This B&B was the most delightful hotel/B&B we stayed at in our six week holiday in Europe. We only stayed two nights - another time I would definitely use Bayeux as my base to explore further afield.

Room Tip: There are only three rooms available so book early!
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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 May 28, 2012

I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but I so enjoyed my two-night stay at Le Manoir Sainte Victoire that I just had to. The location is excellent, right in the heart of the city, a one-minute walk to the Cathedral. Street parking was not easy, but I managed to find spots very close by (and my hosts gave me their dashboard parking permit to use). The Aitaoudia family were very gracious hosts and have done an amazing job restoring the medieval tower that houses their guest rooms. The rooms are light, spacious, and beautifully appointed with lovely antiques and paintings. I loved having a small, fully-equipped kitchen at my disposal, too. I'm not a big breakfast eater, but I couldn't resist a homemade fruit crisp hot out of the oven one morning. It was both the most charming place I stayed during my trip to Normandy, and the best value. I recommend it highly. My thanks to my hosts for their wonderful hospitality!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed in the first-floor "Miro" room (2d floor, by American-style counting) for 2 nights in May. The room and bathroom were clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was fabulous.
The Manoir Sainte Victoire is on a quiet narrow street only a few minutes' walk from the center of Bayeux. There is no parking next to the Manoir Sainte Victoire, but we found on-street parking close by, around the Place Charles du Gaulle.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 32 rue de la Juridiction, Bayeux, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Bayeux
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Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bayeux
Number of rooms: 3

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