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A Fantastic B&B in Normandy

I highly recommend NavyandCo B&B if you are a couple looking to stay in the Normandy area. Set within a beautifully maintained historic farmhouse, this recently opened B&B is top-notch with regard to location, quality of service, cleanliness and all-around experience. We arrived at around 4PM with the intent of having a cup of tea then heading out to catch some sites (the sun does not set until around 10PM in summer). Four hours later, we were still visiting with Sue and Chris who seemed more like old friends at that point. The property exudes classic country charm without feeling old/musty, as some older, historic properties can sometimes feel. The room was clean, spacious and classy. The bathroom was also very clean, classy and spacious- even by U.S. standards. With soft robes and slippers, plush towels and fine soaps, their attention to detail is impeccable. Although the room is quite spacious all on its own, guests also have use of the light and airy mezzanine area, which includes a couple of couches, and a writing/activity table. Wifi access was also a huge plus. A delicious breakfast is served in their military history room. With Sue being somewhat recently retired from the British Royal Navy and Chris a recently retired British Royal Marine Commando, they have two entire career’s worth of fun and interesting pictures/memorabilia for guests to enjoy. The Farmhouse is set in and around areas where lesser-known but historically significant battle occurred so you can start your D-Day explorations immediately. Distance to larger towns/points of significance: about 10 minutes from Carentan; approximately 15 minutes from Utah Beach; 30 minutes from Omaha Beach; 35 minutes from the American Cemetery, and 40 minutes from Bayeux. (While Bayeux is a nice town, if you have your own vehicle and your main focus is to see the American D-Day sites, it is not the most central location). Chris also operates a D-day tour company and we learned so much from him, despite having already toured many of the battlefields and museums. Having served in various combat operations during his time as a Royal Marine Commando, he has a unique perspective on amphibious operations and offers a very relevant perspective with regard to being in battle. Additionally, having been a Normandy local for the past few years, he has taken care to spend time with local civilians who lived in the area (as children) during the battle of Normandy and can share the stories as told to him by them- things you would not get from a museum or

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