la ferme aux chats

L'Eglise , Formigny, 14710 France (Show map)


B&B**** Awarded best B&B in France 2010 / 2011 by Bedandbreakfast Excellence Certificate TripAdvisor 2015 , 2016 & 2017 The main building was built in 1750 and is located at 4 km from the D-Day landing beach of Omaha Beach and 15km from the historical city of Bayeux. All the bedrooms are furnished on the highest standards with private bathrooms .You will enjoy to walk around in the flowered garden and in the park of the property. From 07.00 to 10.00am Joelle will serve a complete and delightful french breakfast with homemade jams and homemade brioche. Free WiFi Internet via Spotcoffee.

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Innkeepers: Rivoallan Joelle



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on June 26, 2017

We stayed for three nights at La Ferme aux Chats. It was our first time staying at a B & B and our experience could not have been better. Joelle and Loic were wonderful hosts and were extremely helpful in helping us plan our trip. Our rooms were spotless and the beds very comfortable. We woke up each morning to the fresh country air and to the sound of birds singing. The breakfasts were delicious, serving fresh croissants, home made yogurt and jams and freshly laid eggs. We have wonderful memories of our stay and we can highly recommend a stay here.

Do Not Hesitate to Book Your Stay Here!!!

5 on August 01, 2016

Our party of six stayed at La Ferme aux Chats for two nights June 1-2, 2016. Joëlle and Luïc are outstanding hosts. They responded immediately to our inquiries while making our reservation, and we easily communicated as they both speak English. When we arrived late the first night we had not eaten dinner--they immediately made reservations at a local restaurant which we highly recommend! Their breakfasts, from the homemade yogurt, crepes, jellies and jams made from fruit in their garden, to the freshest fruits, breads, cheese, eggs, etc. compete with the finest restaurants. The accommodations are modern, comfortable, and attention is paid to every detail as they both travel extensively during the off season and bring back ideas to incorporate into their B&B we lacked for nothing. The rooms are cleaned daily...which is an added feature. The D-day sites are a short drive, making it a prime location to stay. From the exquisite property to the fantastic hosts, we highly recommend this B&B!!! Hal and Pauline

Among the Best

4.8 on June 23, 2016

My wife and I have stayed in places across the whole of Europe and have found La Ferme aux Chats to be among the best. Joelle and Luic are wonderful hosts with wise counsel on places to eat and sites to see. The breakfast is extraordinary with the homemade and farm fresh products taking center stage and stealing the show with flavor. The room was clean and cozy with a very comfortable bed.

Very nice B&B.

4.8 on May 17, 2016

This is a very nice B&B. We stayed there beginning of may 2016. Location is very good. Close to Omaha beach and the cemetery in Collevill-sur-Mer. Fantastic breakfast and hosts are very nice and helpful. We can highly recomend this B&B.

Outstanding B&B!

5 on May 04, 2016

We REALLY enjoyed our stay at this B&B. The breakfast was outstanding. This was without a doubt the best breakfast I have ever had at a B&B or hotel. Many things were home made and a large variety. It was very clean and had a nice protected place for our car. The owners were very accommodating, helpful, and made us feel "at home" there.

Great hosts

4.8 on April 26, 2016

Very convenient for visiting Omaha Beach, the Normandy Invasion cemeteries, as well as Bayeaux. Clean and modern rooms. The hosts were really great and the simple breakfasts were perfect. We really liked the homemade yogurt and marmalades.

Ferme au Chats - a rural gem

4.6 on April 13, 2016

Picturesque well-located property convenient for D-Day touring. The owners are amazing, catering to their guests' every need. Breakfasts are outstanding and often include a tasty surprise such as scrambled eggs and bacon, French toast or crepes - all with a bountiful selection of home-made jellies and jams. Overall service exceeds that of most 5-star hotels. Our sole complaint was that we could find nothing about which to complain. Absolute perfection!

An elegant and masterful bed and breakfast

5 on October 08, 2014

This was the best bed and breakfast that anyone traveling to Normandy could fathom. From the start everything has a touch of class and elegance that traces far back into the roots that the building was founded on. Timeless aesthetics along with tender loving care from the owners exhibit the highest regard for your comfort and stay. Also the breakfast provided is out of this world. Imagine the best tasting jam you've ever had and now ready yourself to have an open mind because this homemade jam made from the fruit in the garden is the sweetest blend of fruit. Also the value that was provided is unmatched in my opinion with anything else out there. There is no questions in my mind about la ferme aux chats, except to book in advance so you can secure yourself the best possible experience bed and breakfast experience.

accueil chaleureux

4.4 on September 28, 2014

Dès l'accueil, la "glace" est rompue. Reçu comme d'anciens amis. Confortable, petit déjeûner copieux, discrétion du séjour. Entrée protégée très pratique. Rôs&Jean sont enchantés

Close to Omaha Beach and Other D-Day Attractions

4.8 on September 26, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at la ferme aux chats in September 2014. The room was clean and comfortable. The D-Day attractions are just a short drive away. Joelle and Loic were very friendly and made us feel right at home. Our flight from the Baltimore-Washington area landed at 6 AM. Joelle and Loic let us check in early so that we could take a nap. The food was fresh and plentiful and the grounds were beautiful. I would recommend this B & B to anyone. Jim & Lynda S. Columbia, MD USA

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Rooms & Rates


This room is located at the ground floor . Easy access for elderly persons.Free Internet WiFi ADSL access on request.Two single & very comfortable beds (90 x 200cm).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 80 - EUR 80


Large room with high-quality linens and bedding.Antiques and designer decoration.Internet WiFi ADSL access for free on request .Private bathroom & Toilets. Can accomodate 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child. Queen bed 160x200cm & 1 very comfortable convertible sofa 200x 93 cm

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 80 - EUR 80


Room for two persons with high-quality linens and bedding. Free Internet WiFi ADSL access on request .Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 80 - EUR 80

Maine Coon

Nice romantic room for two persons.High-quality linen and bedding. Free Internet WiFi ADSL access . Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 80 - EUR 80

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mont St Michel 150km, American Cemetary 8km, Omaha Beach 4km, Bayeux 15km, Pointe du Hoc 9km, Picnic area, Ruins

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , Microwave & Fridge in the dining-room

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Car rental 15km, Sailing

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  • Check In:: 04.00pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited 1 baby cot available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
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Rivoallan Joelle

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 4 chickens,1 ducks

About the innkeepers

History,Antiques, animals and wildlife protection

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French Breakfast

  • Time Served: 07.00am to 10.00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Picnic Bask 15€/pers

Signature Dish

Picnic Basket
Picnic basket available on request 15€ / person. To be booked 24h in advance or with your reservation If you are suffering of glutten intolerance, please just let us know it before your arrival . We'll prepare glutten free bread for you.

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