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Le Grand Hard
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I was doing a D-day tour and found this little beauty right along the way by Utah beach. The old feel of the place was amazing, the food was delicious and the gentleman up front was super helpful aboot normandy activities.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this. Perfect location to Utah beach, in fact we rode Inn Bicycles to Utah beach. Food and service were excellent. Rooms were very comfortable. Excellent value for Chef prepared food.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was a truly enjoyable stay in a beautiful renovated two hundred year old dairy farmhouse. The owners couldn't be more welcoming or helpful during our stay. The meals were excellent, and the surrounding countryside stunning. Narrow roads, horses and dairy cows, hedgerows, and the Channel just a couple miles away. The invasion beaches are close, as is Ste Mere Eglise, with Omaha and the city of Bayeux perhaps 40 minutes distance. Horse back riding is available, bicycles...I have no complaints and would readily stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This converted farmhouse is a real find. An excellent base of operations to visit the WWII Normandy invasion beaches and museums. We stayed in a large room on the third floor which was comfortable and quiet. We also opted for the half board. It was very convenient to have dinner here as well as breakfast since dining options in the area are meager. They also serve lunch which was a pleasant surprise. It is only 3 km from Utah Beach and an hours ride to Omaha Beach. St Mere Eglise is a 15 minute ride.
Everyone was very friendly and spoke english. The restaurant manager translated the menu for us and gave us good advise. The breakfast was delicious. Free parking is also available.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I also were on a bike tour of Normandy when we stayed at Le Grand Hard for two nights. Joe, Catherine and Tom all welcomed us like we were family they had not seen in a long while. Everything about this lovely place makes you feel relaxed and welcome. Our room on the third floor was large and very comfortable, and all of our meals at the Inn were enjoyable. Sitting outside with cocktails in the late afternoon sun before dinner was such a luxury after 4 days on our bikes. If you are visiting the Normandy region book a room at this lovely inn. You will not be disappointed. You will be able to see all of the American landing sites, museums, and the cemetery from this one location if you are not on a bike.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed already twice at Le Grand Hard. It is an exceptional place! The owners Catherine and Jo are doing everything to make your stay wonderful. The whole team was really friendly and the accomodations were very good. We stayed for 5 days and it was too short. We went horseback riding on the countryside and on the beach (exceptional!!!), our daughters had an initiation horseback lesson. we did yoga, we went cycling a whole day, we visited some really nice places - there is a lot of history and culture in the neighborhood, we had a guided tour in jeeps of worldwar II and saw all the plaxes where the liberation started, we relaxed on the beach, .... We enjoyed every minute of it!
This really is a place to recommend to everybody and we will return soon!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Caroline A
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on our recent biking trip through Normandy.The wonderful Belgian couple who restored this pretty farm were so welcoming .They and their staff went out of the way to make sure we enjoyed our stay,giving us helpful tips on where to visit,getting our laundry done after 5 days on the road and even helping us with our onward journey.They have created a haven of simple,peaceful ,family friendly fun.Nothing fancy,just great straightforward attention to the things that matter:great location,tasteful surroundings.Dinner for example was perfect:a choice of purposely only two things for each course for dinner ,both equally delicious,fresh and satisfying without the usual French menu of ninety three pretentious and disappointing plats so prevalent elsewhere in the region.This hotel shows that family owned and run businesses are so often the best..because they are there and they care! This is a special place.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Address: la Riviere, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Manche > Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Price Range: $125 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Grand Hard 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming hotel***-restaurant in a completely renovated old farm, close to Utah Beach and in the stunning nature parc. All our rooms have a private bathroom. A nice, warm atmosphere is welcoming you for an excellent stay in Normandy. Our restaurant is at your disposal for a wonderful market menu or you can eat a la carte. Bicycle and mountainbike renting and couch trips can be done. ... more   less 
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Le Grand Hard Hotel Ste.-Marie-Du-Mont
Le Grand Hard Normandy, France

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