Visit Normandy

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OUR LOCATION: What to see and do.

Whether you you're coming to Normandy to see the highlights only, or would also like to do a little backroads touring, we can tailor make daily itineraries to suit your fancy.  People come to us as their base from which to visit the D-Day Landing Beaches, including Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Juno, Sainte Mere Eglise, Pegasus Bridge, the batteries at Longues, Ranville and Merville, Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc, The Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mont St Michel, Saint Malo and Honfleur.  And for those who like to mix it up on "a road less travelled by", we can give you some suggestions for days out in Normandy normally known only to the natives.  And if you ask us, we can loan you a cooler and some ice packs, plates and cutlery and suggest some of the most picturesque picnic spots imaginable.

  

 The U.S. Military Cemetery - Omaha Beach              Magnificent Le Mont St Michel                                 Omaha Beach

La Beauconniere is perfectly situated to enable our guests to see all that this fascinating, historic and beautiful region has to offer from one superb location.  In other words, you don't have to move bases in order to see all of the D-Day highlights, Le Mont St Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry.  This is the very reason that most of our guests tend to come for longer stays.  In fact, most of our guests even use us as their base for visits to Saint Malo to the west, and Honfleur to the east.

                    

            Snug harbour at beautiful Barfleur                                                    British Cemetery at Bayeux

From this one Normandy B&B, you can easily visit Sainte Mere Eglise, Utah Beach, Dead Man's Corner, Pointe du Hoc, La Cambe, the U.S. Cemetery and Omaha Beach, Longues-sur-Mer, Arromanches, Juno Beach, The Grand Bunker and Pegasus Bridge.  All of these destinations are about 45 minutes' easy drive away.

  

Pegasus Bridge                                                                       Ile Tatihou and St Vaast le Hougue            Camembert: big cheese, small village.


Bayeux, with its beautiful cathedral, the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum are just 25 minutes up the road.  The incomparable Mont St Michel is just 45 minutes scenic drive away.

  

Incomparable Saint Malo -  All the light. . . .                     Bayeux Tapestry                                                       German Cemetery at La Cambe

In addition, at breakfast time, Dean is happy to help you work out your daily sightseeing itinerary in accordance with what interests you.  Just chat with him a little bit, and he will suggest your own personalised schedule for visiting Normandy.  Having lived here for over 11 years, he can suggest wonderful itineraries both on and off the beaten track.

  

Majestic Bayeux Cathedral                                 St Germain de Livet - take a picnic!                  Ravalet and its sumptuous gardens.


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              D-Day Landings Map at American Cemetery                               The abbey at Cerisy-la-Foret
 

 

 

Beautiful walking and cycling from at
La Beauconniere Bed and Breakfast in Normandy

For those who seek "a road less travelled by"

Very close to La Beauconniere, there are some really lovely walks to choose from, many of which have been established by the various local municipal bodies. Others are part of the national Grand Randonnee series, and still others have been put together by Dean. In each case, the guests can be provided with the applicable ordinance survey map or a walker's guide book.   Remember, we can provide you free covered bicycle storage.

One of the most beautiful places for country walking is known as The Chemin de Halage, which is a towpath flanking the Vire River and wending its way through 35 kilometres of the valley and taking in some of the most spectacular secenery to be found -- anywhere!  The image shown below is taken from Les Roches de Ham, a cliff-top view point just fifteen minutes from our Normandy B&B.  There are also superb picnic areas dotted along the path. If you'd like to find out more about the wonderful walking, cycling or horse riding along the Chemin de Halage, please follow this link: http://www.af3v.org/-Fiche-VVV-.html?voie=342

 

Spectacular views of the Chemin de Halage along the Vire Valley at Les Roches de Ham

The walks range in distance between 5 and 20 kilometres and have been selected because they generally traverse green lanes, or what we know here as chemins and sentiers. In short, there will be very little road walking, and when such is unavoidable, the road will be a very quiet country lane.

The walks usually take one through some spectacular scenery, such as the Vire or Souleuvre river valleys or the great forests of Cerisy or St. Sever. Many of them also include some places of great historical or architectural interest, such as the 11th Century Abbey at Cerisy, ancient calvaries established when the green ways were the national road system or part of a pilgrimage route, or perhaps an ancient chateau or manor house. In fact, there is a walk along the Souleuvre river valley that follows part of the GR221 trail, and passes under the Viaduct of the Souleuvre, a lesser-known accomplishment of Henri Eiffel, which was built as a railway bridge. During the war, the railroad was bombed by the allies and all that remains are the colossal stone support pillars.

Some of the walking circuits have been established in the countryside surrounding places of architectural, religious, historical or cultural interest. For instance, there are three lovely walks not far from La Beauconniere, which enable one to take in an abbey visit at the conclusion of a delightful ramble. Many other marked walks tour the countryside around beautiful chateaux.

 

Normandy B&B: See all the sights of Normandy from bed and breakfast accommodation perfectly situated for visits to the D-Day Beaches, Mont St Michel and Bayeux, as well as Normandy off the beaten track.  Normandy Bed and Breakfast: La Beauconniere is where to stay for the best Normandy bed and breakfast accommodation in a charming, fully renovated farmhouse B&B conveniently located for the D-Day Beaches, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Chambres d'hotes en Normandie dans une ancienne ferme mi chemin entre les Plages des Debarquement, Bayeux et Le Mont St Michel.