You should know, my wife and I were looking for a B&B with a true French experience. We did not want to stay in a more modern "recreation". I spend 6 months every year, on the road in the US for business. The last thing I wanted, was to travel to France and stay in a "cookie cutter" hotel. Tardif was a home run.
Anthony could not have been more helpful, and personal. Somehow, he was able to get us a D-Day tour ON D-DAY. I appreciated his casual approach, and even more so, his dry humor. If he leaves, the owners better find another Anthony.
Our room was huge...really Huge. We were on the top floor, and the room was as authentic as could be. We truly felt like we had stepped back in time. The Bathroom was also huge. The room and bathroom had all the amenities of a modern room (although, we never turned the TV on) yet maintains it's place in time. Also the bed was plenty comfortable.
We really enjoyed the breakfasts. It was a classic French breakfast with Coffee, Tea, Fresh OJ, FRESH croissants w/Jam, & hard boiled eggs. If you are looking for an IHOP style American breakfast, where one might gorge themselves into a coma...stay home. The food and setting for the breakfast here was perfect.
In the end, if you are looking for a real French experience, the Tardif delivers. The value for the stay was perfectly priced in my opinion. After much of my own daunting research (including tripadvisor) I was rewarded with what some might think to be the exception. That being a room that actually lived up to the reviews. Trust the reviews on this one. Book it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Noble property of the 18th century right in the heart of Bayeux, 15 minutes from D-Day beaches. Hotel Tardif was successively the residence of a royal botanist from Versailles and the Army Minister of Napoleon. Private car park, park, terrace. Peaceful and comfortable. Period furnishing ... more less
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