We were two couples looking for a base to use for our stay in Normandy. This converted farmhouse was a beautiful find. There are only two rooms so it was very quite. The rooms were very modern and the breakfast was fantastic with eggs to order, homemade pastry and fresh fruit and yogurt. Next time we'll stay longer. The only difficulty might be the narrow stairs leading to the rooms that might be a problem for older couples. Overall, we loved it.
It was wonderful to stay in a 1737 country estate. Janine and Daniel were delightful and extremely helpful hosts. Janine prepared our breakfast (with homemade jams) and favorite beverage each morning and Daniel showed us his beautiful gardens and surroundings. We can not imagine any better place to stay in the Normandy area.
I recently stayed at Le Petite Halle with my family while visiting Bayeaux. The place was perfectly suited for us. Clean, large enough, and stocked with everything we needed to be comfortable and cook our meals. Its location was just off of Main street, within walking distance to everything. Bayeux is a delightful and charming city, rich in history. I would highly recommend a visit.
Patricia was very helpful and a great hostess during and before our stay. She came up with passes we needed and the french dinner was outstanding worth every bit of the cost. Would highly reccommend it as a place to plan a Normandy vacation as you can see Mont St. Michel, Caen, Rouen and the beaches from the manior all are within a day trip of the manior.
Stratégiquement située en pleine campagne, mais à portée de main de Bayeux et de Caen, la ferme Manoir est l'un de ces endroits rares où la convivialité et le plaisir règnent en maîtres!!
We stayed two nights with another couple and fell in love the minute we drove up. It is a charming old farm house they have modernized with a lovely garden in the back. Both Janine and Daniel were gracious hosts and paid great attention to detail - from how he restored the stone to Janine's embroidery and her delicious breakfasts. The jams were homemade with fruit from the garden. The table was beautifully set and made you feel special, yet at the same time like part of the family. Can't wait for a return trip! California fans
My husband and I stumbled into this B and B in a very small village without a reservation, and were so lucky to meet Janine and Daniel. They were very kind and generous to us, and their home was just lovely. It was very clean and nicely decorated with a very delightful garden as well. Janine makes great coffee, as well as jams! I would recommend this home to anyone!
We stayed at Le Roulage with another couple during our 3 day stay to visit the D-Day beaches. Janine and Daniel were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. This B&B is a farmhouse built in the early 1700s with a large magnificent garden lovingly maintained by Daniel. And Janine's homemade jams at breakfast were a delicious treat every morning. Each of our rooms was very charming and beautifully decorated by Janine. Le Roulage is 20 minutes from Bayeux but well-worth the drive to be in the peaceful countryside.
Le Roulage is beautiful home operated by two fantastic people. Janine and Daniel treated us as family. The airline lost our luggage and when we arrived at Le Roulage all we had was the clothes we were wearing. Janine and Daniel provided toiletries and gave us clothes to wear! They are great people! The garden is beautiful Daniel is a serious gardner. Janine's home made jams are a perfect way to start the day. We will always remember and appreciate the hospitality we received at Le Roulage.
Un séjour parmi les fleurs de ce magnifique jardin situé à l'arrière et autour d'une demeure de grande classe, les chambres sont extrêmement agréables, le petit déjeuner agrémenté de confitures maison, mais c'est surtout la gentillesse des maîtres de maison qui est la principale carte de visite de cette chambre d'hôte qu'il faut classer parmi celles de l'élégance et de la simplicité d'une France encore authentique.
We stayed for two nights in this lovely B & B enjoying a warm welcome, a beautiful setting, a gorgeous garden and a delicious breakfast! Le Roulage is located in a quiet village with easy access to important sites in Normandy. We give this B & B our highest recommendation!
Dit is een B&B waar men U verrast met een uitzonderlijke service,vriendelijkheid en kwaliteit. Het avondeten is van een zeer goede kwaliteit en wordt bereid door de uitbaters(Mevr). De familie staat steeds spontaan ter beschikking van de klanten om informatie en raad te geven omtrent de touristische mogelijkheden van de streek. Kortom, een adres om te promoten.
We would highly recommend this B & B, even though its actual character seemed a bit different than the images we found on the internet. Dean and Susan, and their children, are extremely welcoming hosts. Dean has encyclopedic knowledge of the area and its attractions. He provided us with excellent tips for spending our four days in Normandy. Notwithstanding the rural setting, good dinning and reasonable shopping are close at hand. So are all the key sites in Normandy. The setting is quite rural, so those seeking a quiet home base in the Norman countryside will love it. We were happy to find that the B & B was not fancy or pretentious, as some of the internet pictures might imply. It is surrounded by working farms and the guest rooms, which are modern and well-decorated, are in an older stone farm structure. The rooms are very large. Our rooms were located on the second floor and very private. The dining area downstairs is open for use for evening meals; we often bought local fruit, wine, cheese, and bread and had picnicked downstairs for dinner. Susan’s excellent breakfasts—including fresh local pastries and sometimes eggs for the family’s chickens—are served here. A very nice experience.
We stayed 2 nights in the clean and lovely room. Chef and owner, Vincent cooked a fabulous 6 course dinner for us our first night. We started with champagne and 3 different appetizers then sat down to our first course of Coquille baked in shells with a lovely, light sauce. A light homemade sherbet then On to Blanquette de veau ( veal). Then the cheese course and dessert, a fabulous molten chocolate. Yum!
We had 2 rooms for 2 nights at La Beauconniere. My husband, 10 month old son, mother and I spent a few days/nights in Paris and were finishing off our trip with a short stay in the Normandy region. If I could do this trip again, I would reverse that decision and spend the majority of our time in Normandy... that statement is greatly influenced by the hospitality and wonderful atmosphere at La Beauconniere! The buildings on the property are so very charming and our rooms were clean, spacious, and very well-presented. I had mentioned that we would be traveling with our little one, and Susan had set up a sweet little Paddington Bear travel crib for him. Dean is incredibly outgoing and happy to give day trip advice, make restaurant reservations/recommendations, or just have a nice chat in the garden. Dean & Susan made a point of introducing us to the other guests and that added to the relaxed, familial atmosphere. Having a tasty breakfast and lively conversation with Dean and the other guests was a wonderful way to start each day. We typically stay in B&Bs in the UK that serve the typical "Full English", and Susan's tasty breakfasts were a delightful change of pace. Our fondest memories from our Paris-Normandy trip are really and truly those made relaxing and playing outside in the sunny garden. The only thing you will regret about staying at La Beauconniere is that you didn't stay there longer!!
The bed and breakfast was located in a small village within easy driving distance of the WW 11 sites. Madame was charming and made us feel completely at home. Her breakfasts were ample and especially delicious due to her variety of homemade jams. The property is immaculately maintained and especially restful after a long day of sightseeing. Would highly recommend.
My wife and I stayed here for two nights and wished that we would have had more time to enjoy the beautiful garden, as well as all the surrounding things. This place is perfect for exploring the Normandie WW2 history, enjoy great food in local towns or simply relax in the garden. The owners are very friendly and even mailed me two shirts that I left behind. Of course I reimbursed them for postage, etc. but the fact that they don't stop caring once you leave simply confirms how genuinly nice and friendly they are. Thank you very much, we loved every minute at your location. Kim & Stefan
My husband and I stayed three nights and it was absolutely fabulous. Janine speaks excellent English and we loved her French - "Voila" to everything. She welcomed us like we were family. We enjoyed the delicious fresh bread and her homemade jams - yummy, with very good coffee and juice. We were blessed with beautiful weather so we got to enjoy wine and snacks in the front garden. Our room and bathroom - perfect and so very clean. Janine and Daniel are a lovely couple and we thank them for sharing their beautiful home and gardens with us. Dawn and Tom Dean
The perfect place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of nature in a charming, eye-catching, captivating atmosphere where the owners do anything to make your stay unforgettable (Daniel taking care of their beautiful garden and Janine preparing her beautiful breakfasts....). And this is all at just a few minutes drive from the most interesting places in Normandy. There is no other place we would reccomend to go and we will surely come back as soon as we have the chance!!! Thanks again for the beautiful moments!!!
Our weekly stay in this beautiful, quiet b&b (just a few minutes away from the D-Day landing beaches) was outstandingly enriched by Ms. Leroyer's presence. She impeccably takes care of the guests, gently responding to any request (we were travelling with a 14-month old baby), while her husband shapes the beautiful garden that surrounds the house. Everything is accurately managed. Strongly reccommended.
Pour notre 3e séjour à la Ferme Manoir St Barthélémy nous avons (comme d'habitude) reçu un accueil très chaleureux, le lieu est tojours aussi calme et table très appréciable avec des produits du terroir cuisiné par Patricia Saunier
My eight year old daughter and I were extremely impressed both with this beautiful home and with it's owners, our hosts, Janine and Daniel LeRoyer. The grounds are gorgeous and the home is lovely. The owners are very passionate about the gardens and Janine is a master at embroidery and at making you feel at home here. The breakfast was amazing, with fresh bread and croissant, homemade jams and jellies using the fruits from their own gardens. The butter is from the local cows, and everything is served on the best china in the dining room. We felt like queen and princess there. And when leaving, Janine was very nice to serve us our breakfast early, as we had an early train to catch. Janine speaks good English, and we don't speak French, so communication was easy. I would love to visit here again when I have more time. If you love gardens, you should not miss out on staying here. It is very close to Omaha Beach and the other D-Day beaches. I will visit this property again if I can. I highly recommend it to everyone. Thank you Daniel and Janine!
We stayed at Janine and Daniel's inn in June 2012 during the time of the We stayed at the inn for several days, and the location was perfect for visiting all the D-Day sites. The rooms, each with its own bath, are simply decorated, yet comfortable, and Janine's breakfast table is generous, and includes jams that Janine has prepared herself. The rolls and croissants are provided fresh every day, and are bountiful. The coffee, tea and hot chocolate were delicious. Daniel tends the gardens which are spectacular! The varities of roses and other flowering shrubs and blooms are a sight to behold. Gorgeous! The German cemetery at La Cambe is close by, and you can begin your tour of the coast from here, starting at Utah Beach. This area is also close to branching off toward Mont St. Michel, as well as Honfleur and Deauville. St. Mere Eglise is also nearby. We would easilly stay at this bed & breakfast again if we return to the area in the future.
My husband and I stayed at Chateau de Damigny with my dad in April for 2 days and wished it could have been longer. The Chateau is full of history and has been beautifully restored. We enjoyed reading about the history of the Chateau and wandered around the property to see the remains of the old fortress. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Vincent and his wife and adorable son. They made us feel welcome and provided us with plenty of information on the area. Vincent speaks English very well and makes a delicious omelette. The breakfast here was definitely the best food we ate in France. The rooms are comfortable and ours had the nicest jacuzzi tub! It was so relaxing after a day of intense sightseeing. The Chateau is located conveniently to see sights in Caen, Bayeux and the Normandy Beaches. Vincent also showed us where we could see some cool manor houses and castles (things you don't see here in the US). We very much enjoyed our stay at Chateua de Damigny and if we ever get the chance to return to Normandie, we will definitely stay here.
A warm, quiet, french style, passionate place to stay at a very affordable price. The things we enjoy here is far more than we pay. A wonderful nice garden is taken care by the passionated house owners. They generously and hospitality share their house and garden. The house owner Janine loves embroidery very much, we can enjoy her wonderful art works. Janine makes every effort to let us explore the place around Normandy. Thanks again to Janine, from Eva and Alan in HongKong ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿,¿¿¿¿¿¿!
If your travel plans include the D-Day beaches and you want to combine that with staying in a B&B in a little town in the French countryside, then Le Roulage in Longueville, France is for you. It is a charming home built in 1737 which has been renovated by the owners and includes a stunning rose garden with over 100 varieties of roses. The B&B is in a small town which has quite a history from WWI and WWII and the owners have some interesting stories about when the Germans occupied the area and more specifically, the B&B. Your stay with Janine and Daniel Leroyer will be relaxed and quiet and there is a fishing village on the coast with several tasty restaurants. I wish we had had more time to spend there with our gracious hosts!
My husband and I, with our daughter and her friend, stayed for 2 nights at La Beauconniere. It was wonderful. The entire family greeted us upon our arrival. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable, clean and lovely. Dean is an affable host -- very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and his recommendations were perfect. Susan is an excellent cook and the breakfasts were a thankful respite from the usual croissants you'll get everywhere else. The setting is in a bucolic area of Normandy. If you get the chance to visit this area, I highly recommend La Beauconniere as the most lovely place to stay! Mary and Bradley S, USA
Haga de un Bed and Breakfast o de una casa rural en Caen (Francia) su hogar lejos de casa durante las vacaciones
Los viajeros que quieran tener unas divertidas vacaciones cerca de la costa deberían visitar la ciudad de Caen, en el norte de Francia. Esta zona está ubicada en el departamento de Calvados, en la región de Normandía, y ofrece a los turistas una gran variedad de cosas que hacer y ver. En Caen dispondrá de varios tipos de alojamiento, incluyendo B&Bs y casas rurales.
Cosas que hacer durante sus vacaciones en Caen, Francia
Caen está ubicada muy cerca de la costa, donde disfrutará de maravillosas playas en lugares como Ouistreham y Courseulles. Los lagos y ríos animan a los viajeros a practicar varios deportes acuáticos como la navegación, la pesca, el esquí acuático, el windsurf y la natación. Esta panorámica zona es también ideal para hacer excursionismo y ciclismo durante sus vacaciones. En Caen hay un campo de golf y algunas pistas de tenis públicas y puede encontrar varias más por todo Calvados. Otras actividades que se pueden realizar aquí incluyen montar a caballo, el ciclismo de montaña y el parapente. En Caen hay muchísimos bares, restaurantes y cafés sirviendo deliciosa cocina francesa. Además, si se aloja en un Bed and Breakfast o en una casa rural de Caen podrá comprar comida y bebida en varias tiendas de la ciudad.
Lugares para visitar durante sus vacaciones en Caen, Francia
En Caen se pueden visitar muchas atracciones que incluyen jardines botánicos históricos y varias iglesias y abadías. También hay un castillo construido por Guillermo I el Conquistador en el siglo XI y que actualmente alberga el Museo de Bellas Artes y el Museo de Normandía. Si quiere pasar un día divertido con su familia encontrará, en la cuidad de Capriquet justo a las afueras de Caen, un parque de atracciones llamado Parc Festyland. A una media hora en coche está Bayeux donde podremos encontrar el famoso tapiz del siglo XI y el Museo de la Batalla de Normandía. La ciudad de Falaise está a unos 40 minutos de Caen y alberga el castillo donde nació Guillermo I el Conquistador y un museo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
El tiempo en Caen, Francia
Julio y agosto son los meses más calurosos del año en Normandía, con unas temperaturas medias de 21ºC. Enero y febrero son los meses más fríos, con unas temperaturas máximas que rondan los 9ºC y mínimas de 4ºC. Febrero además de ser uno de los meses más fríos es uno de los más secos, con precipitaciones medias de 49 mm. Diciembre es el mes con más precipitaciones, 84 mm.
Viajar a Caen, Francia
El Aeropuerto Paris - Orly (ORY) está a unos 250 km. de Caen y recibe vuelos de varios aeropuertos internacionales. Estos incluyen Atenas (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Berlín-Tegel (TXL), Lisboa (LIS), London-City (LCY), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Viena (VIE), Washington-Dulles (IAD) y Zúrich (ZRH), entre otros. En el aeropuerto encontrará las siguientes compañías para alquilar coches: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer, Peugeot Open Europe, Sixt and TT Car Transit. Los turistas provenientes del Reino Unido pueden coger un ferri desde Portsmouth a Ouistreham y conducir unos 30 minutos hasta Caen.