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... but definitely fills you up! Oh, Normandy, my heart will always be there. Before the trip, I have to admit I was a little worried about what I would do for 2 weeks in Normandy. Even during the trip, I was worried especially on Sundays and Mondays since EVERYTHING shuts down. Granted, there are a few cafés and restaurants but they all have early closing times. My time in Caen was great! I got to meet and experience true French culture with 2 different families. I made ...
... and Obama spoke and we were far enough away to need to watch on large screen television with subtitles so that all could follow. Both were very good. I'm sure you can watch both on YouTube. The highlight was the playing of 'Taps' and a 21 gun saluted executed by three artillery pieces mounted on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach.
Getting back to our car was not so much fun, however! I can tell you why later, but it ...
Between the Beaches of Omaha and Utah are the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. 225 men from Army Rangers 2nd Battalion, launched grappling hooks, climbed bare-handed and used ladders to scale the walls and knock out six 155-mm howitzers that were pounding them men and the boats at the beaches of Utah and Omaha.
"It was a nearly 100-meter-high cliff, with perpendicular sides jutting out into the Channel. It looked down on Utah Beach to the left ...
... it around a giant rock. The views were spectacular still, and despite the crowds of tourists and insanely high parking rates, we enjoyed our time there. The poor weather and high winds did mean we elected to eat our picnic in the car rather than outside, but at least we finally got some food before driving off to Tours. The weather really wasn't a lot better there, though, so maybe it's not just Normandy.
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... little time for a rest and then off to dinner on the Chaps de Lysees. A bunch of us went on a very lovely boat ride on the Seine where I ot some shots from a different perspective, bought a bag and then turned in for an early night as I have an early day tomorrow. My last day in France will be spent on a day trip o the Loire ...
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My husband and I took his 3 teenagers to Normandy for Spring break to see the D-Day beaches / memorials and Mont St Michel. We chose the Clos de Bellefontaine as a place to stay because it was in the town of Bayeux and we would be able to walk to restaurants, the cathedral, and the Bayeux tapestry. We were definately able to do all that and were impressed by the simple elegance and French country charm of the B&B all at a very affordable cost. There was plenty of room for a family of 5 in the 2 beautifully decorated large bedrooms each with private bath facilities. The owners are warm and friendly and served up a truly scrumptuous and authentic French continental breakfast in a pretty dining room with family pictures on the walls. We were enchanted by the sounds of the children in the kitchen while we dined on fresh yogurt and croissants. We unanimously agreed that we couldn't have stayed at a better place. We will recommend this lovely B&B to all our friends and family.
FEELING AT HOME
We will long remember the warmth of the welcome at Clos de Bellefontaine, and the pleasure it gave us to meet your delightful children. Our breakfast was an experience we plan to repeat one day on a return visit, and wish you all the very best in your venture. - Sorry no pics to offer at the moment -- we were two couples, all pensioners, from Basingstoke and Reading in the south of England on our way through to Dinard. Bedsgt wishes, Kay and Tony Maslen, John and Ros Clinch.
Wonderful B&B in Normandy
The Clos de Bellefontaine is a great place to stay while we were visiting Normandy. It is just a short drive to the historical sights, it is very quiet, the rooms are beautiful. The owners are wonderful.
We have just returned from a 1 month family holiday in France and Clos de Bellefontaine was one of the best B&Bs we stayed at. As we only had 2 nights in Normandy, it provided the perfect base so we could take in the town, tapestry, Mont St Michel and the D-Day beaches. We are 2 adults and 2 kids, so the double and twin rooms were ideal for us. Carole and Jerome are delightful and attentive hosts, providing us with all the guidance, maps and info we required plus providing us a restaurant recommendation that delivered one of the best dining experiences we had the whole stay. The portion of the house set aside for B&B is large, comfortable and charming and has an independent entrance. The breakfasts were sensational, and importantly for a long days sightseeing, sizeable. Recommend to all.
You can't go wrong with the lovely Clos de Bellefontaine. Tucked along a small street behind stone walls and privacy gate, you'll find a quiet place to relax and unwind with Jerome and Carole. The rooms are large, very clean, and beautifully decorated. Carole makes a lovely breakfast each morning that is as much an event as it is a meal. The Clos de Bellefontaine was only a ten minute walk to the famous Bayeux tapestry and historical downtown Bayeux. The location was just far enough away to give you the peace and quiet you are looking for while being convenient enough for my 80 year old parents to walk to the sights and restaurants with no problem. You will also find most of the Normandy D-Day attractions within a 20-30 minutes drive given their easy access to the motorway. All in all, you definately can't go wrong with the Clos de Bellefontaine. I do highly recommend it and would make Jerome and Carole my first phone call when looking for reservations in Bayeux again.
Highly recommended B&B
I stayed at this lovely B&B with my sister and we both found it delightful. The owners were welcoming and helpful and it is well situated in Bayeux within easy walking distance to all the main attractions, including the Tapestry. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms are pretty and very comfortable, and there is lots of information available in the house about the region, for people staying for some days. I will recommend this to friends going to Bayeux.
A highlight of our vacation
We visited Bayeux as a get-away for Normandy during a vacation to England and France. We'd found the Clos de Bellefontaine on the Internet and both the town and the B&B turned out to be definite highlights of our entire trip. Our weekend in Bayeux coincided with a Medieval Festival in town that was simply wonderful in its period detail and costumes. The B&B is a short walk from everything in this picturesque town, including the Bayeux Tapestries. The rooms were gorgeous and the hospitality of Carole and Jerome was outstanding. And the breakfast, including fresh fruit tarts and exotic cheeses, was by far the best we had during the entire trip. We've stayed in a lot of B&Bs in western France, and this was at the top of the list.
We each were celebrating our birthday (January 10) and decided to take a trip to Normandy and then Paris. We decided to look for a bed and breakfast instead of a hotel to get a true feelling of life in France.
A Lovely Stay
My husband and I stayed for 3 lovely days in Bayeux over the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday taking advantage of the hospitality of Carole and Jerome MALLET at the Clos de Bellefontaine in Bayeux. It was our first experience in the French equivalent of a Bed & Breakfast and we very much enjoyed our time there and the company of our host and hostess. The accommodations were charming and comfortable, breakfasts delicious and Carole and Jerome were very helpful in suggesting restaurants, sites to see and te best routes to visit the Landing Beaches and other wonderful historical sites of the region. The Bayeux Tapestry is not to be missed!
Wonderful B&B - Felt like home
We spent two nights at this B&B at the end of May 2006. Great location - walking distance to train station (even with luggage), the cathedral, tapestry, shops and restaurants. The owners, Jerome and Carol, were wonderful hosts. They served a delightful French breakfast and helped us with our sightseeing plans. There are only two guest rooms here so you are sure to get personalized service. Our room was large and comfortable, and impeccably clean.