I was new to Normandie. I felt very much welcome here and at home. If I could, I would retire to Bayeux. It is simply one of the nicest, most beautiful places on the map. I stayed here while traveling to the Normandy D-Day Beaches doing research from Oxford University in England. I took many trips to the region and loved my stays here. Many American ex-pats and Britons live around the city.
It was a bargain, the owners were fantastic. It was confortable, very clean, very pretty,close to everything. An excellent continental breakfast was served in the morning with juice, coffee, danish, croissants. I would highly recommend this stay. The owners were helpful in explaining the history of the area. The park where DeGaulle spoke after the landings is five minutes away, Omaha Beach is just a few minutes away from here by car or taxi--walk to the Cathedral and Tapestry. A must stay for everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the City Center of Bayeux (Normandie), an 18th century (1770) large private mansion (Hotel Particulier) listed as an Historical Monument, with a decorative front, a large stone staircase, an interior courtyard with old stables, a garden with balustrade against the ramparts of the old castle. A private Bed and Breakfast (B&B) suite, including 2 communicating rooms and one private bathroom. Very convenient for a family. English & Itallian Spoken Seperate Entrance Very close to Place de Gaulle, main street, shops,banks and restaurants, 5 minutes walk to the Cathedral, to the Baron Gerard Art and History Museum (MAHB) and to the Queen Mathilde Tapestry (Memory of the World UNESCO), 10 minutes walk to the D-Day Memorial Museum, 15 minutes drive to the D-Day beaches (Omaha,Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword), to Arromanches, and to the German gun-battery at Longues-sur Mer, 10 minutes drive to the 36 holes Omaha BeachGolf Club, and to the fishing-harbour of Port-en-Bessin, 1 hour drive to Honfleur, or Deauville 1 hour and a half to Mont-Saint-Michel, or to Giverny, 2 hours and a half to Paris Free Wifi ... more less