I recently traveled solo to Normandy to visit the site where my father landed in WW II. I stayed at Hotel de la Tour du Pin in Bayeux with Mrs. Lanchou and her husband John. What fabulous hosts they were in their magnificent 18th Century home. I felt like a princess in my beautiful 3-room suite! Mrs. Lanchou served delicious pastries, French coffee, and homemade marmalades for breakfast--served on silver and beautiful china--by candlelight. It was simply incredible. My wonderful hosts helped me with every detail of my trip: finding wonderful restaurants in Bayeux, helping me find my D-Day tour location, etc. My stay at Hotel de la Tour du Pin was truly one of the most unique and wonderful events of my life--and I now have two wonderful in Bayeux!
- 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