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Normandy's landscape is green, pleasant and rolling. From the waves of La Manche (The English Channel) lapping against smooth sand dunes, to the green meadows. We have a wide range of accommodation for you to choose from in the region. Our selection of the best places to stay in Normandy encompasses chic farmhouse B&Bs, seaside hotels for all the family and luxury retreats for a spoiling break.
If you drive through this rural countryside you'll see apple orchards and cows. And many of the tiny towns you come across will have their own local cheeses named after the town - like their most famous soft-cheese-son, Camembert. The apples are for the cider which you may find goes surprisingly well with it. For off-the-beaten-track Nornamdy, you could start your search in Moutiers-au-Perche, a quiet backwater, perfect for some down-time.
Camembert - and every other town seems to have its own cheese. Pont l'Eveque, Livarot and Pave d'Auge are some of those most frequently recommended. But stroll the lanes in the dairy farming heartland between old villages and all seem to produce their own cheeses. Served up in the many excellent little hotels and restaurants. The French themselves come here for the food, and the local style (a la normande) is thick, buttery and creamy.
But rural idyll is not what first springs to mind at the mention of Normandy. Many people will think first of the famous beach-battlefields of WW2.
Today the famous 80km of beaches where the D-Day landings took place are just wide, open stretches of sand. Fringed occasionally by a fishing village or seaside resort. And of course the many memorials, museums and cemeteries commemorating that period. We recommend that you base yourself in Le Havre, Cherbourg or Bayeux for easy access to all the sights.
There are lots of small museums and memorials but in Bayeux you'll find the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the largest British Commonwealth wartime cemetery in France, home to the graves of 4,144 British dead, and the memorial for another 1,800 whose bodies were never recovered. And the Bayeux Military Museum. In Caen is the Peace Museum.
The name Bayeux is also synonymous with the great tapestry. This 900 year old, 70 metre length of seamless embroidery, tells the story of William the Conqueror's disputed claim to the British throne, which was eventually settled during the Battle of Hastings.
Chartres is another good place to stay for history buffs. It's got a world famous gothic cathedral, and completely charming old town. Plus you're only an hour from Paris by train.
Barneville-Carteret is one the best places to stay in Normandy for seafood. It's got a bustling port and there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from.
Normandy, and especially the bits along the Seine, has a long tradition of producing art. The Impressionists gathered here to paint the area's strange and wonderful light and Honfleur is renowned for its connections to these artists.
Giverny is where Claude Monet, one of Normandy's most famous sons, made his home after he'd become successful. His house and gardens - and especially the famous waterlily lake - are now a great museum to his life and work. A museum where many of the objects have remained in the same position since he lived here himself.
Rouen is a good destination for art lovers. As well as his gardens at Giverny, Monet also famously painted Rouen Cathedral - day after day. Some of his cathedral work can be seen at the Musee des Beaux Arts, along with many other Impressionist and Flemish works.
Another of the best places to stay in Normandy for art lovers is Etretat, a charming little seaside resort made popular at the turn of the century by artists such as Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Gustave Courbet and Monet.
For cuisine a la normande
- Ivan Vautier in Caen boasts five stars worth of sleek and contemporary rooms with a Michelin starred restaurant.
- Le Mascaret is also one of the best places to stay in Normandy for foodies. Its kitchen has a Michelin star, but its not super-fancy-French, just excellent. This is also one to book if you like quirky hotels. The five rooms have all been individually decorated - some with more style than others. But the courtyard, swimming pool and terrace are all lovely.
- Le Manoir du Lys offers gourmet michelin starred cuisine in a beautiful setting in the Andaine Forest. Bedrooms are stylish and contemporary plus you can enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court and lovely gardens.
- La Marine overlooks the bay in Barneville-Carteret. Here you'll find Michelin starred dining along with bright contemporary rooms and glorious views.
- Chateau la Cheneviere is perfect if you want a gourmet base close to the D-Day landing beaches. The ethos here is to champion Norman ingredients and much is grown in the property's own veggie garden.
For the seaside
- La Chaumiere is a gorgeous little hotel on the sea front in Honfleur. One of the best places to stay in Normandy for a seaside break with direct access to the beach and luxurious chic interiors.
- Le Grand Hotel in Cabourg is evocative of a by-gone era from the outside, but inside all is sleek and very much up-to-date. Ideal for a luxury seaside holiday.
- Hotel des Isles is a New England style property with stunning views over either the English Channel or Cap Carteret. It's excellent value too, with doubles from only €114 per night.
- La Cheneviere ticks most of the boxes for a family stay - heated pool, tennis courts, close to the beach and golf courses. Plus luxurious accommodation and a gourmet restaurant.
- Le Flaubert is practically on the beach and boasts huge rooms and family suites with private balconies and wonderful seaviews. It won't break the bank either - doubles (with a seaview) start from only €110 per night.
- The Château du Rozel is on the ‘manor house-y’ side of the château scale, located just minutes from the coast with beautiful views ad lovely grounds. There are four rooms with the château and several cottages on the grounds, which have all their own facilities and views out to see.
- The Château de Flottemanville is an elegant château B&B with three rooms ad a number of cottages with living areas and kitchens. There’s also a chapel in the grounds. The decor is quite traditional, but less so in the cottages, which are well set up for families.
For value for money
- One of the best places to stay in Normandy if you're after great value is the Hostellerie de la Renaissance. This charming restaurant with rooms offers simple, contemporary accommodation and fantastic food! It's a great base if you want to explore the Pays d'Auge. Doubles from as little as €89 per night.
- Auberge de la Source is another lovely restaurant with rooms. Just 4km from Honfleur, here you'll find chic accommodation in a delightful half timbered farmhouse all from only €115 per night.
- Right down in the south of the Cherbourg Peninsula, close to Mont Saint Michel Abbey, La Ramade is a beautiful converted mansion on expansive grounds. You’re close to the coast and surrounded by great walking opportunities.
Best Hotels in Normandy
Manoir de Benerville 5 roomsDeauville, Normandy
A striking rural property set in pretty gardens. Find quintessentially french design in the rooms featuring chintz fabrics and patterns, large sash windows and some with four poster beds. An elegant lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a regional tipple. A gorgeous rural retreat.Country Escape - A stunning rural property set in lovely gardens, it is the ideal spot to get away from it all.Sights nearby - Wander along the pretty Port of Honfleur and soak up the sights.Restrictions on children - An adult only hotelSpa
Chateau de Sarceaux 4 roomsNormandy
Once an ancient hunting lodge and then an 18th century castle, this Chateau is filled with character. Offering comfortable and individually styled bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, each room has its own fireplace and rustic wooden floors. Enjoy beatiful views over the surrounding park and pond.Sights nearby - Le Mont St Michel and D-Day landing beaches as well as the pretty town of AlenconViews - Rooms have views overlooking the park or pondBack to Nature
Manoir d'Hermos 1 rooms from $73Saint-Éloi-de-Fourques, Normandy
A fine stately home dating back to the 16th Century with 12 hectares of land, private fishing pond and an exciting history. Individually decorated bedrooms are traditionally french in style with antique sleigh beds and garden views. A charming base for exploring the Normandy countryside.Great walks - Good walking routes departing from the manorSights nearby - Château du Champ de BatailleFishing - Carp fishing site nearbyFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
La ferme de la gronde 5 rooms from $80Bayeux
A charming rustic farmhouse just outside of Bayeux. Gorgeous traditional french rooms with chintz fabrics, beamed ceilings and white washed exposed stone work. A large garden ideal for children or simply relaxing. Indulgent breakfasts. Well located for exploring Normandy. A lovely rural abode.Families - Family suites, a small playground and plenty of space to keep little ones busy.Local exploring - Close to the D Day beaches and just 10 minutes from Bayeaux.Country Escape - A rustic property in rural Normandy.Sights nearby - Head into Bayeux to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry.
La Boulangerie 2 rooms from $88Rouen
A charming B&B. Just two rooms and one suite (sleeps 4) in the eaves of a half-timbered bakery. Wooden beams, stone floors, and comfortable beds. Fresh bread for breakfast! A great choice for groups and families, and great value.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Villa Fol Avril 12 rooms from $91Moutiers-au-Perche
A charming yellow hotel in a sleepy village. Sunny bedrooms with wooden beams and funky furnishings, wooden-decked swimming pool, and excellent restaurant. Great value for money.Value chicGreat walks - Walking on the doorstep. Maps availableSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolBirdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Clos de Mondetour 4 rooms from $111Normandy
A beautifully restored 16th Century building. In a tranquil spot next to the Eure river it succeeds in providing guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay. The renovated building now displays its original big french windows and beautiful sandy stone walls. Gorgeous in all its former glory.Great walks - You can walk from the house and the owners will provide you with a walking itinerarySights nearby - In Giverny you can visit the house and gardens of Claude MonetBack to Nature
Chateau de la Mouchere 37 rooms from $97St-Cyr-la-Rosière, Normandy
A beautiful sandstone country house with white shutters set in picturesque gardens. Friendly hosts, an excellent table d'hotes, and terraces all around the property. The bedrooms and two suites (sleep 4) have Art Deco touches, parquet floors and fireplaces. A great choice for families or couples.FamiliesGreat walks - The footpath leading from Chartres to the Mont St Michel passes right outside.Cooking classes - Informal workshops preparing jams, compotes, chutneys and liqueursLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
La Canotiere 2 rooms from $97Les Andelys, Normandy
A gorgeous timbered B&B. Rustic chic rooms and a family suite. White walls, wooden beamed ceilings, white furnishings, stone flagged floors, and modern art works. Very stylish and great value.Value chicSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Great walks - Good for walkers.Local markets - Good for local colour.
La Villa Florida 4 rooms from $98Dieppe, Normandy
A B&B with bags of character. Unique rooms have Indian-style decoration with dark wood furniture, colourful rugs, and tiled bathrooms. The garden opens onto the golf course and the sea cliffs are close by. Quiet, quirky and welcoming.Local exploring - Set in the quiet town, with the cliffs and beaches nearby, enjoy walks and the sights of nearby Rouen and GivernyLocal markets - Saturday food market in DieppeSights nearby - Château de DieppeSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Hotel le Cardinal, Rouen 15 rooms from $101Rouen
A simple townhouse bed & breakfast offering unfussy rooms with stunning views of the Cathedral. Bedrooms are elegant in shades of white with parquet floors & some have private balconies. Close to main shopping streets, there is lots local exploring on the doorstep & plenty of restaurants nearby.Views - Views of the cathedral from all of its roomsGreat walks - Explore Rouen on footSights nearby - Rouen CathedralLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Hostellerie de La Renaissance 12 rooms from $102Argentan, Normandy
A gourmet restaurant with rooms in Argentan. Simple contemporary rooms at great value. The emphasis here is on the food and wine in the restaurant. A spot for gourmet local cuisine in a warm atmosphere.GourmetFoodiesCooking classes - Classes available from €25 for two hours tuitionSights nearby - Great base for exploring the Pays d'Auge
Le Manoir du Lys 30 rooms from $116Normandy
A delightful hotel in the heart of the Andaine Forest. Contemporary rooms feature colourful furnishings and large windows. Outdoor and indoor pools, gardens and tennis courts to enjoy. MIchelin star cuisine and a chic bar area. Perfect for a romantic break filled with culinary treats.Foodies - Michelin starred Chef Franck Quinton's restaurant, cooking lessons specialising in pork, foie gras and mushroomsRomantic Break - Take the hotel's picnic baskets laden with candlesticks and luxury food, and head off into the Andaine forestSights nearby - D-Day landing beaches and museumsCooking classes - With chef Franck Quinton
La Ramade 21 rooms from $102Avranches, Normandy
Beautiful mansion hotel set in expansive gardens. Stylish rooms are decorated in a classic French decor Explore the stunning Mont Saint Michel and surrounding Norman coastline or just as easily relax in the lovely garden. A great value option.Value chic - Excellent value for a tres bon French getawayFishing - Wonderful river fishing in Normandy, on the Andelle and the Contentin.Sights nearby - Eight miles from the UNESCO World Heritage Mont Saint Michel Abbey.Great walks - Great walking along the beautiful Norman coastline.
Villa Josephine 9 rooms from $122Deauville, Normandy
A newly renovated traditional house now a glamourous boutique with original elements. Rooms feature antique furniture, romantic drapes, and large bathrooms. Manicured gardens and a terrace. A charming stay for a seaside weekend.Beach Life - Close to the Normandy beaches for dramatic views and boat trips, fresh seafood and clifftop walksSailing - From Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer PortsGreat walks - Along the Beach of TrouvilleSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Le Flaubert 31 rooms from $109Deauville
Huge rooms and family suites with private balconies and sea views. This ultimate sea side hotel is practically on the beach. Contemporary interiors with lots of exposed wood and funky wall pictures. Excellent value for money, and great for families or groups.Value chicFamiliesSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Local markets - Good for local colour.
La Louviere 4 rooms from $109Saint Denis Sur Sarthon, Normandy
Peace and tranquility at this beautiful country home B&B. Excellent food, comfortable rooms, beautiful garden and terraces, and a heated swimming pool. A home from (luxurious) home for foodies, families, and romantics.Country EscapeSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated poolGreat walks - Good for walkers.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Domaine la Louveterie 5 rooms from $112Moutiers-au-Perche
A friendly and relaxed farmhouse surrounded by luscious countryside and woodland. Various accommodation - rooms, suite, and apartments - cater to groups, families, and couples. Wooden beams, stone flag floors, and fireplaces. Swimming pool and terraces. Very cosy.Value chicSwimming Pool - Outdoor PoolCooking classes - Check for timings.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Clos Masure Hôtel de Campagne 13 rooms from $113Normandie, Normandy
In the heart of rural Normandy, this authentic 17th-century farmhouse delivers a meticulous hybrid of old and new. A traditional, lovely garden and exterior is counterbalanced by a pool and sleek interiors where you'll find neutral tones and minimalist design. A chic base for exploring the region.Spa - spa facilities include a fitness centre, solarium and a range of body treatments.Sights nearby - Not far from Rouen with its cathedral, and just 15mins from DieppeSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
Hotel Vent d'Ouest 3 rooms from $114Le Havre
A small understated hotel close to the sea and not far from the shopping and restaurants. Bedrooms over three floors and three apartments with private balconies. Billiards room, meeting rooms, and cosy sitting rooms. Great for short stays or longer business stop overs.Local markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Right in the centre of Le HavreSpa
Le Manoir de Graincourt 5 rooms from $115Derchigny, Normandy
B&B in a lovely manor house just 5km from the ferry and minutes from the beach. Traditional rooms have period furniture and floral accessories, apartments have kitchenettes. Manicured gardens and a billiards room to enjoy, plus cookery classes on request. Low-key, family friendly, and great value.Families - Apartments with kitchens are ideal to prepare picnics before a trip to the beach or bike rideSights nearby - Varengeville known for its church and stained glass of G. BraqueGreat walks - On the sandy beach of Berneval, only 4km awayCooking classes - On request, catered to your group needs
Le Jardin Cathedrale 2 rooms from $120Chartres
A delightful little B&B a stones throw from Chartres' magnificent Cathedral. The ornate rooms with beautiful wall papers and charming knick-knacks give the place real character. The perfect place to stay for a weekend of exploring the picturesque Norman city of Chartres.Local exploring - Ideally located for exploring Chartres, within walking distance of the main sights.Local markets - Guests will love exploring the local markets of Chartres, ask your hosts what days these are held.Sights nearby - Cathédrale de Chartres is two minutes walk away, as is the Municipal theatre.Full of character
Hotel Tardif 6 rooms from $139Bayeux
A stunning mansion with classical french design throughout. Lovely, individually designed rooms, with large sash windows, pretty fabrics and antique furniture. An indulgent breakfast served. Well located to access Bayeux's attractions. Very reasonably priced. A real gem of a property.Local exploring - An upmarket guesthouse in a lovely part of Normandy with plenty to do in the surrounding area.Sights nearby - Make a day trip to the iconic Mont St-Michel or in very close proximity is the Notre Dame Cathedral.Great walks - Take a stroll through the pretty Jardin Public de Bayeux.Full of character
Le Clos Jouvenet 4 rooms from $126Rouen
A beautiful and historic manor house B&B in the city centre. Stunning rooms and one cottage furnished immaculately in creams with pretty fabrics, painting and antiques. Lovely garden, parking spot, and close to all the attractions. Romantic and family friendly.Luxury - Elegant furnishings, lots of space, and friendly hosts.City StyleRestrictions on children - Children over 13 are welcomeLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Hotel des Isles 31 rooms from $126Barneville Carteret
A New England style beach house with excellent sea views. Rooms and family suites in fresh contemporary style with lots of natural light and outside decks. Swimming pool, hot tub, and lovely restaurant and terrace. A great beachside family spot, and at great value.Views - Views over either the English Channel or Cape CarteretFishing - Fishing equipment may be borrowed from the hotelSwimming Pool - Heated Outdoor poolGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Chateau de Bonnemare 4 rooms from $126Normandy
Charming B&B chateau within large park. Unique rooms exude elegance with four poster beds, French moulding on the walls and traditional bathrooms. Gardens, chapel, farm and cider press in the grounds. Utterly lovely and good value.Country Escape - A chapel, farm and cider press are hidden amongst the rambling grounds, inviting you to explore then retire to the regal roomsKayaking - Many splendid sites that are accessible only by waterGreat walks - 44 acres of park and woodland surround ChateauSights nearby - Abbaye Notre-Dame de Fontaine-GuérardRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Flottemanville 3 rooms from $126Normandy
Elegant chateau B&B and cottages. Rooms have creamy fabrics, parquet floors and antique style furniture. Cottages have living areas and kitchens, with wooden furniture. Chapel within the grounds. Quiet, pretty and good value for families.Families - The cottages are cosy and large enough for parents plus children, and plenty of educational and fun activities in a short driveSights nearby - 25 km from Utah Beach, one of the D-day landing beachesGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Bruce Castle 3 rooms from $126Normandy
B&B in neo-classical mansion. Large guestrooms feature French windows, pretty en-suite bathrooms and chandeliers. Library and charming dining room where breakfast is served, gardens to enjoy. Quiet, ideally placed and very friendly owners.Country Escape - Country house full of antiques, with a formal breakfast room, neat gardens and well placed to see region's highlightsGreat walks - 25 km from a beautiful walk on Omaha BeachSights nearby - 15 km from the Château des RavaletRecommended by - Sawdays
La Cour Sainte Catherine 5 rooms from $126Honfleur
A beautiful vine-clad convent come B&B in the picturesque port town of Honfleur. Shabby-chic rooms are comfortable and spacious and feature vintage artwork and posters. A continental breakfast is served, whilst plenty of restaurants are in walking distance. Or visit the famed Camembert producers.Local exploring - Just two minutes walk from Honfleur port and many other attractionsSights nearby - Five minutes walk away is the Port of Honleur that dates back to the Vikings.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Le Fer a Cheval, Deauville 34 rooms from $128Deauville
Lovely family-run hotel set in a beautiful redbrick building in Trouville-sur-Mer. Rooms are simple and focus on providing guests with comfortable stay. Perfectly located for exploring the Norman coast surrounding Trouville-sur-Mer. A great value option.Local exploring - A great spot for exploring the Trouville on foot, just a few minutes from the beach and the quayside fish markets.Sights nearby - The Port of Honfleur, a historic viking port, is eight miles away and well worth checking out.Local markets - Just two hundred metres from quayside fish markets, a fascinating spot for a morning stroll.
Hotel des Loges 14 rooms from $130Honfleur, Normandy
An intimate B&B on a delightful cobbled street in the harbour town of Honfleur. Various rooms sizes can accommodate groups of friends and families -the self catering cottage sleep five. All bright and airy in ochre tones. Walking distance to all the attractions and restaurants.FamiliesSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Ivan Vautier 19 rooms from $131Caen, Normandy
Michelin star restaurant and five star hotel with sleek contemporary rooms in the centre of Caen. All the mod cons, fantastic food, friendly service. A central spot for foodies and city style. Excellent base for visiting the D Day beaches and Bayeux.Restaurant - Michelin star restaurant.GourmetFoodiesSights nearby - Visit Caen Memorial Museum and Caen Castle. Close to Bayeux and the landing beaches.
Le Mascaret 5 rooms from $131Blainville-sur-Mer, Normandy
Charming rural hotel with an excellent Michelin starred restaurant. Kitsch bedrooms and suites, courtyard swimming pool, and terrace. An understated hotel with great food and service.Restaurant - Michelin starred cuisineFoodiesSpaLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Chateau de Monhoudou 5 rooms from $131Monhoudou, Normandy
Chateau within a parkland. Rooms feature authentic French antiques, pretty wallpapers, wooden floors. Outdoor pool, hot tub, gardens, library and billiard room. Splendid French cuisine in the richly decorated dining room.Hideaway - Enjoy the peace of this chateau with a billiard room, outdoor pool and hot tub, tree lined gardens and excellent diningGreat walks - 400 kms of hiking trailsFull of characterSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Manoir de la Fieffe 4 rooms from $131Cherbourg (Normandy)
An elegant 16th Century mansion in the quiet countryside just 3km from Cherbourg. Gorgeous manicured gardens. A fine dining room and sunny, sheltered terrace for meals. Bedrooms are traditional in style but ooze sophistication, and bathrooms are bang up to date. Calm, countryside relaxation.Great walks - Enjoy peaceful walks in the quiet countrysideLocal markets - Explore the nearby marketsSights nearby - CherbourgFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
La Marine 28 rooms from $131Barneville Carteret
A bright hotel overlooking the bay. Contemporary rooms feature modern bathrooms, subtle colour schemes, most with gorgeous sea views, and a few with private balconies. Excellent Michelin starred seafood cuisine, terrace, and bar. A relaxing spot, great for couples and local exploring.Foodies - Michelin star food from an acclaimed chef.Sights nearby - Boat trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and GuernseySailing - Aboard the Long John Silver.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Le Moulin de Connelles 12 rooms from $156Connelles, Normandy
An elegant hotel in the countryside stunningly set on an island of the Seine. Charming rooms feature oak furniture and mosaic bathrooms. Outdoor pool, sunny terrace and gardens to enjoy. Excellent French cuisine which changes with the seasons. Traditional, pretty and peaceful.Country Escape - Picturesque setting along the River Seine for bike rides, rowing, walking and sailingSights nearby - Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen; Monet's House is 30 minutes awayGreat walks - Along the river canal pathsSailing - On Lake MesnilRecommended by - Sawdays
Clos de Bellefontaines 2 rooms from $137Bayeux, Normandy
A smart sand-stone fronted B&B in the centre of Bayeux. Just two large and elegant bedrooms with parquet floors and high ceilings. Lovely garden and terrace. Ideal for a family or group of four.Sights nearby - Stone's throw from the famous tapestry. Excellent base for visiting the D Day landing beaches.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Auberge de la Source 15 rooms from $143Barneville-la-Bertran, Normandy
A delightful timbered farmhouse with fantastic restaurant. Rustic chic interiors with high wooden beamed ceilings and lots of light. Rooms, suites, and family suites with sumptuous beds chalet-style. A peaceful rural setting for families, groups, or friends.Sights nearby - Only 4km from Honfleur and easy access to Deauville.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Full of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau du Rozel 4 rooms from $143Normandy
Chateau du Rozel stands tall beside several charming cottages. The rooms within the Chateau are tastefully decorated with lovely attention to detail. The cottages have their own facilities, some with views out to sea. All perfectly situated in a great location 5 minutes from the coast. Delightful!Sights nearby - Close to Cherbourg and to the aquarium, “la Cité de La Mer”. You can also go and discover the charm of the Channel IslandsGreat walks - Walks along the seafront are possible at Barneville-Carteret and DieletteSeaside - located just 0.6 miles from the sea, near Jersey and Guernsey.Fishing - Fishing at Barneville -Carteret and Dielette
Hotel des Ormes 12 rooms from $143Barneville-Carteret, Normandy
Smart ivy-covered sea side hotel. Contemporary bedrooms in ochres and creams, excellent restaurant, garden and terrace. Charming and refined spot for holidays by the sea, and a great option for foodies who want to be near the Michelin restaurant nearby.Foodies - Excellent restaurant, and a Michelin starred one 5 minutes away.Views - Over the marinaSailing - Can be booked nearby.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Recommended by - I Escape
Les manoirs de Tourgeville 57 rooms from $165Deauville
An elegant grand hotel within Norman manors. Contemporary rooms have stone floors, soft colour schemes and big bathrooms. Indoor pool, spa and sauna. Cinema room, tennis court and extensive gardens with terrace. Fantastic cuisine in elegant dining room. Tasteful, quiet and pretty.Families - Larger suites have ample space for families, and with tennis and cinema within the hotel, there's plenty for allBeach Life - Deauville Marina is close by for sailing trips, coastal walks or simply a day at the beachSights nearby - Le Havre is a 45-minute driveLocal markets - Place du Marché
Villa Lara, Bayeux 28 rooms from $146Bayeux
A plush hotel in central Bayeux minutes from the Bayeux Tapestry and D-Day landing beaches. Opulent rooms with rich fabrics and huge beds and excellent views of the cathedral. An upmarket hotel to explore the region from.Sights nearby - Steps from the Bayeux Tapestry and D Day landing beaches.Local markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.
L'Absinthe Hôtel 11 rooms from $149Honfleur
Charming, former 16th century presbytery in the centre of Honfleur. Individually furnished rooms offer an elegant mélange of wood, leather, velvet and stone and a luxurious whirlpool bath to boot. Come to Honfleur to explore the cobbled streets and the coast littered with WW1 memorials.Views - Superior rooms have lovely views over the portLocal markets - Good for local colour.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Le Pavillon de Gouffern 20 rooms from $152Silly-en-Gouffern, Normandy
A former 18th century hunting lodge set in a secluded opening in an expanse of woodland. This attractive hotel has been luxuriously fitted with swish, stylish interiors. Very well suited to country escapes and seminar weekends.Country Escape - A cosy and welcmong former hunting lodge set in expansive woodlands, with plenty of outdoor activities and modern amenities.Fishing - Try your hand at trout fishing on the river, if you catch one the chef will happily prepair it for you.Great walks - Enjoy beautiful walks through the surrounding wooded parkland.Remote - Off the beaten track.Recommended by - Sawdays
La Licorne Hotel & Spa 20 rooms from $154Lyons la Foret, Normandy
Gorgeous spa hotel in the middle of Lyons la Foret. Chic contemporary rooms and suites, gourmet restaurant, and all the spa facilities one could want for. Excellent for families, foodies, and local exploring, or simply a spot of relaxation.Sights nearby - A wide selection of abbeys and chateaux close by. Only 30 mins from Rouen.Great walks - Plenty of hiking routes close bySwimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor PoolsKayaking - On the Andelle
Nature et Lin 4 rooms from $160Néville, Normandy
Each bedroom is individually decorated in French country style: floral quilts, traditional blue shutters and parquet floors covered in hand woven rugs and Louis XI chairs. These lead on to private terraces, an indoor pool, immaculate grounds and further the sea. Delightful with delicious breakfast.Sights nearby - Visit the towering turrets of Mont Saint-Michel, one of the most iconic sights in France.Secluded setting - For escaping.Local markets - Good for local colour.Full of character
Chateau de saint Paterne 11 rooms from $160Saint-Paterne, Normandy
Stunning 15th century chateau with a fantastic table d'hotes and charming hosts. Romantic bedrooms and suites in soft pastels with wooden panelled walls, fourposter beds, and fireplaces. In-room massages, a swimming pool, and early supper for children. Romantic, but still family friendly.Foodies - Continental breakfast and 5 course set dinners by a Michelin chef.FamiliesSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolPrivate Hot TubRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Chateau d'Audrieu 29 rooms from $185Normandy
A stunning 18th chateau in beautiful grounds. Opulent rooms feature antique furniture and pretty wallpapers. Expansive gardens, outdoor pool and tennis court. Fantastic regional cuisine and luxurious interiors have fireplaces and beams. Romantic, gourmet, and very relaxing.Hideaway - A real sense of peace set within 25 hectares of gardens and close to the expansive beaches of Normandy coastSights nearby - Few kilometres from the coast with the famous D-Day Landing beaches and seaside resorts of the Pearl CoastLocal markets - Daily markets nearby, as well as special night markets and must see morning fish marketsSailing - Pearl coast hosts many sailing and nautical clubsRecommended by - Fodors, Relais & Chateaux
le Clos Bourdet 5 rooms from $166Honfleur
An elegant guesthouse situated in it's own large, picturesque garden. The five bedrooms each have their own character and enjoy pretty views of the apple trees. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden or on the lovely terrace. A charming base for exploring historic and artistic Honfleur.Fishing - Honfleur is a maritime town and the fish which can be caught include sole, dogfish, gurnard and mackerel.Local markets - Every Saturday there is a traditional market in Honfleur and on Wednesdays there is an organic market.Sights nearby - Côte de Grace is 1.9 miles away and Deauville and its famous beaches are 10.6 miles away.Sailing - The old dock in Honfleur attracts many yachts.
L'Ermitage, Normandy 7 rooms from $168Beauvoir, Normandy
Luxuriously renovated coaching inn with fabulous suites. Contemporary elegance and modern comforts. Spacious suites with mezzanine levels, private terraces, and stand alone bath tubs. Sunny terraces for outdoor dining. Affordable, understated luxury.Romantic BreakGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection
Chateau de Pont Rilly 4 rooms from $171Normandy
A grand and beautifully restored 18th century chateau, steeped in history and full of charm and character. Traditional rooms with marble fireplaces, antique furniture and parquet floors. The chateau is surrounded by sweeping landscaped gardens and small canals.Birdwatching - Visits to the Maison du Parc naturel régional des Marais du Cotentin et du BessinSights nearby - Visits to the Normandy landing beaches and the coastal city of CherbourgLocal markets - Market day in ValognesBack to Nature
La Petite Folie 6 rooms from $171Honfleur, Normandy
Fabulous boutique B&B with rooms and self-catering apartments. Individually designed rooms with great attention to detail - from lashings of modern style to cosy fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. Ideal for couples, groups of friends, or those looking for the privacy of an apartment.Romantic BreakSights nearby - Just steps from Honfleur's old harbourRestrictions on children - Over 10s in two apartments onlySailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Les Maisons de Léa 28 rooms from $183Honfleur, Normandy
A unique hotel B&B set in three different buildings in central Honfleur. Rooms, suites, and a private cottage all beautifully decorated in different styles: rustic farmhouse, Mediterranean, loft conversion. The bathrooms have huge bathtubs, some with private jacuzzis. Fantastic.Sights nearby - Located bang in the centre of HonfleurFull of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
La Maison de Lucie 12 rooms from $194Honfleur
A cozy 18th century hotel with undeniable French charm and romance. Airy, elegant rooms, a verdant courtyard and terrace. A cellar spa hot tub and large, lofty suites showcase the hotel's relaxed environment. Close to lots of exciting restaurants in this picturesque northwestern port.Sights nearby - Close to Mont St Michel, the Normandy Landing Beaches and Deauville, Trouville and Etretat.Great walks - Climb to the Chapel of Notre-Dame de Grâce.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Chantore 5 rooms from $194Bacilly, Normandy
A stunning chateau hidden amongst rolling parkland in rural Normandy. The rooms are resplendent with beautifully embroidered furniture, antique beds and period wall papers. For an amazing hotel, full of heritage, Chateau de Chantore is the place.Romantic Break - A secluded and intimate spot, ideal for a romantic break in Lower Normandy and Mont Saint Michel.Sights nearby - Seven miles from the stunning Mont Saint Michel Abbey.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Saint Maclou la Campagne 4 rooms from $200Saint-Maclou, Normandy
A stunning chateau with spectacular interiors. Enormous bedrooms have fireplaces, four poster beds, and luxurious fabrics in traditional style. Each living area or salon is filled with antiques and art works. A fairytale spot with a fantastic nearby restaurant, available for exclusive use too.Wine tasting - The best Calvados in France is distilled a mile down the road. Calvados Camus.Luxury - Old world charm and luxury.Garden - Attractive outside space.Romantic BreakRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Bouceel 5 rooms from $200Normandy
A gorgeous 18th century Chateau steeped in history. Bedrooms provide character and comfort in equal measure with pretty furnishings, wall panelling and parquet flooring. The garden and swimming pool offer a spot for relaxation after a day of exploring. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast daily.Sights nearby - D-Day beaches of Normandy are 90 minutes by carViews - Beautiful views of the parkSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolFour poster beds - For romantics.
Le Clos 11 rooms from $206Vernuil Sur Avre, Normandy
A 4 star hotel and restaurant in a quiet village near the Perche Natural Regional Park. Spacious, individually designed and elegantly decorated rooms. Gastrnomic restaurant serving local produce. Beautiful gardens with terrace. Perfectly placed to explore historic and beautiful Normandy.Sights nearby - Marvel at the Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and enjoy the panoramic viewsGreat walks - Enjoy coastal walks at Falaise d'EtretatFull of characterRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Le Jardin des Plumes 8 rooms from $206Giverny, Normandy
Traditional on the outside, whereas inside contemporary/modern prevails with art-deco furniture and classy, ornate decorations. Rooms are smartly furnished and bathrooms beautiful. Not only that, but Michelin starred cuisine and just round the corner from Monet's house and gardens at Giverny.Foodies - Michelin starred restaurantSights nearby - Monet's house and gardens merely 550 yards away; Impressionist Museum 450 yards, An hour from ParisViews - Great views from hotel
Chateau de la Pommeraye 5 rooms from $223La Pommeraye, Normandy
A beautiful chateau in a rural location. Elegance and classical grace from the Louis XVI furniture, to Italianate stairwells, sumptuous bedrooms, and fairytale views. A stately home, (also available for exclusive use) perfect for romantics, groups or families.Sights nearby - Discover the Bayeux tapestry and the Normandy landing beaches.Great walks - From the doorBack to NatureLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays, I Escape
Chateau La Cheneviere 29 rooms from $223Bayeux
A luxurious 18th century chateau on the coastline. Traditional and elegant interiors include enormous rooms and suites, a classical French restaurant, and an inviting bar. Heated pool, tennis courts, golf and beaches nearby. A fantastic spot for a romantic break filled with sporting activities.Foodies - The restaurant serves classical cuisine based on the flavours of Normandy.Romantic BreakLuxuryViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Le Grand Hotel, Normandy 70 rooms from $240Cabourg, Normandy
A large elegant hotel on the sea front. Immaculate bedrooms and suites in contemporary style with private balconies looking out to sea, stand alone bath tubs, and all the modern gadgetry. Plenty of restaurants and bars bring diversity to a seaside family holiday.
Manoir de Retival 5 rooms from $280Caudebec en Caux, Normandy
An elegant hotel set in the heart of a National Park and on the banks of the Seine. Charming rooms feature exposed brick walls, wooden beams and bookshelves. Terraces and gardens to relax in. Outstanding French cuisine and a lovely bar area. A wonderful choice for local exploring in the countryside.Local exploring - Situated on the river Seine, and within a National Park, a plethora of walking, cycling and riding routes to enjoyGroups - Studio hosts 3 bedrooms, terrace and sitting area; ideal for a group or large familyGreat walks - The hotel is situated within Boucles de la Seine Natural Regional ParkSights nearby - 11 castles and manor houses in the area
La Chaumiere 9 rooms from $269Honfleur (Route du Littoral)
A gorgeous little hotel with chic rooms on the seafront. Large airy rooms and suites with contemporary furnishings and artistic flair. Fabulous restaurant, gardens and terraces, and immediate access to the beach. A great spot for a romantic break.Romantic BreakSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
La Ferme Saint Simeon 35 rooms from $341Honfleur
A fabulous Five Star hotel on the coast of Hornfleur. Top of the range spa with Turkish hammam, a fine dining restaurant, stunning rooms and suites, roof top terrace with sea views. The perfect spot to unwind in, for the luxury traveller.Foodies - Le Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant that specialises in regional cuisine.Spa breaks - La Ferme de Beaute is a fully equipped spa with Turkish hammam and body wraps.5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Romantic BreakRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Tablet