Out of more than 20 small hotels and B&B's we have patronized in Europe, this is, by far, the most evocative. The building itself is a step back - WAY back - in time, but with the cleanliness and conveniences modern travelers want. The spacious room was stone -- floors and walls -- yet somehow bright and cheerful. The bed, bathroom, breakfast, and other amenities are all top-notch. And Bayeux is much more than a gateway to the Normandy beaches: it's a truly beautiful and fascinating town in its own right. As others have noted, Jean Pierre, who struggles a bit with English, is nonetheless a perfect host. As is to be expected, parking can be tight. Once we were settled in and mentioned the parking situation, our host suggested trying the spots surrounding the park a block away, and that worked well for the balance of our stay. One final note is that the B & B takes cash only -- a fact that our guidebook failed to mention. Never fear, there are ATM's nearby. This is simply a great place to stay!