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The story of the bed and breakfast “la Colline” in Bayeux began in June 2014, when the seventieth commemoration of the D-Day took place. This first season was full of emotion and we had the huge pleasure of mutual sharing and welcoming.
This place is hidden behind the stone walls of the 14 rue St Exupère. This house of the end of the 19th century, the outbuilding and the garden have recently been painstakingly restored. Comfort, loveliness and conviviality are the key words describing this peaceful place situated close to downtown Bayeux, capital of the Bessin. You will have an easy access on foot to the varied heritage of the city : Notre Dame Cathedral, the Tapestry of Bayeux, the Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard, the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, the British Cemetery, the Lace Conservatory, etc.
“La Colline” is the ideal place to discover a very beautiful area steeped in history, with its elaborate architecture and its amazing landscapes which are mainly seascapes. You will start your day with a hearty breakfast served in your hosts’ house, then it will be possible for you to end your day quietly in the relaxing space of the garden or in the morning room. A Wi-Fi internet access is freely available to enable you to keep in touch with your loved ones.
Many areas, villages and other interesting places near Bayeux will allow you to vary your enjoyment : less than 6,2 miles away from “la Colline”, there are beaches, cliffs and harbours : Arromanches, Port-en-Bessin, Deauville and Honfleur are less than one hour from here, Barfleur and le Val de Serre, la Hague and le Mont Saint Michel are an hour and a half from here.
The Second World War has left many marks in our area. Memory, the duty to remember or more simply curiosity will lead you to the beaches, to the different places of the D-Day and of the Battle of Normandy. All of them are few miles away from Bayeux and “la Colline” : the American Cemetery in Saint Laurent sur Mer, the British Cemetery in Bayeux itself, the German Cemetery in la Cambes, the Canadian and the Polish Cemetery, the Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbour in Arromanches. Many museums gather pieces of information, testimonies, equipments and uniforms. It will also be possible for you to extend your discovery of the thematic of the peace in the Memorial of Caen.
Normandy is also a culinary area. Treat yourself to a tasting of farm products – cider, pommeau and calvados – and discover the poiré – pear cider – in a local farm. Taste the Isigny butter caramel, the Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque or Pavé d’Auge, or fish and scallops without moderation.