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Hotel recommendation in Bayeux

I am looking for a recommedation for a hotel in Bayeux that is located in the center of town as we will not have a car. I tried to book the hotel d’Argouges but they full the nights I am looking for next June! Any other recommendations? Thanks.

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I highly recommend centrally located, historic Hotel Lion d’Or. Their dining room is excellent too. Enjoy lovely Bayeux.

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Le Manoir Sainte Victoire. B&B. No a/c, but a 13th/14th century tower, charming rooms, modern bathrooms and fantastic breakfast (no cooked foods, but the freshest foods and fruit so fantastic it looked artificial!). Right in the middle of Bayeux near the cathedral. Lovely hosts. There is a ground floor unit, otherwise 14th centuryr circular staircase to room. You would be hard pressed to have a more authentic accommodation. 5* ratings. Check out reviews on Trip Advisor. I loved it.

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I have checked all the recommendations. They are all booked for early June ! I booked the novotel Bayeux with free cancellation and will continue to check for availability for the other hotels. Has anyone stayed at the Novotel?

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When you say these hotels are booked for next June, have you contacted them directly, or are you trying to book on the online booking engines? If the latter, it may be that the rooms have not been loaded into these yet. For any hotel you're interested in that far ahead, e-mail them directly. It's very likely they'll tell you when they set next year's prices and start booking the rooms (this probably hasn't happened yet for June 2019, particularly places smaller than an Ibis).

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Good advice. Thank you . I went directly to the hotel website for hotel d’Agouge. I had to leave them a request and they emailed back saying they were fully booked for those nights, early June. I will try the other hotels directly as well. I am now getting worried about tours of the D day sites! Dale Booth is booked for most of May and June already!! I have a request in to Overlord tours. They have not gotten back to me with availability! I guess so close to D Day is not the best time to go to Bayeux!

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Hotel Particulier Poppa is wonderful! Philippe and Sophie will ensure that you have a fabulous stay. Easy walking distance to everything in Bayeaux and no need for a car. We loved everything about our three nights there. https://www.hotel-poppa.com/en/home/ Check out the tours offered by Sylvain Kast. We toured the D-Day Beaches with him and he was passionate, knowledgeable and easy to work with prior to our trip. http://www.d-day-experience-tours.com/ High praise for all of the above! Enjoy the area!

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Thank you for all your suggestions. Unfortunately all the hotels were booked. We just realized that it was the 75th anniversary of D Day (timing is everything!). We were able to book a room at the Novotel Bayeux, not exactly what I was hoping for but we are only in Bayeux two nights so hopefully it will be ok. Dale Booth tours are completely booked already but we were able to book a Band of Brothers tour with overlord. We are excited about that. Hopefully being there the week of the anniversary will be very special and make up for not getting the hotel we wanted.

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Kathy, my wife and I stayed at the Novotel in Bayeux for two or three nights a few years ago. It lacked charm, of course, but was perfectly comfortable and about 10-15 minutes' walk into the center. It has a restaurant where we ate one night, food was fine but nothing to write home about. Being near the outskirts was convenient for parking and driving to different places, but this won't help you. I suggest you hang onto that reservation while you keep looking; it will be a perfectly good fallback if you need it.

There was a choral concert in the cathedral while we were staying in Bayeux, featuring a choir from Germany. We missed the concert, but were delighted the next morning to find the choir singing in the parking lot under our window before boarding their homeward bus. They'd been staying in the hotel. A sweet finish to a memorable visit. Not guaranteed to happen for you, though! ;-)

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Thank you Dick. That makes me feel better! We have arranged very nice accomodations in Paris and St Remy so I guess we can deal with lackluster accomodations for two nights in Bayeux! The sites will make up for it!

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Since your trip is so far away, why don’t you rearrange the itinerary to avoid the D-Day 75th celebrations as the area will be mobbed. I have had to rearrange trips when I came up against fashion weeks in Paris and Milan. All then worked out well.

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Hi Kathy! We, too, are going to Bayeux for a few days next May. I have a family room reserved at Hotel Le Bayeux. Our tour guide will pick us up and drop us off the day of our tour. We will not be getting a car. Our room has a big bed and a set of bunks that our college age girls will be in for 2 nights. Looks like a nice, cozy hotel with reasonable prices. Check them out!

http://en.hotellebayeux.com/

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The hotel Bayeux, as well as most other hotels in center of town are full for our dates. As another pos suggested, I thought of reordering our trip but it doesn’t really work and we have already reserved a lovely apartment in Paris and a villa in St. Remy. We will only be in Bayeux two days. The day we arrive we will visit the town ( with the crowds!) the next day I have booked an all day overlord tour so we should be ok. The following morning we will head to Provence for a week. We will be at the Novotel only to sleep so it should be fine. I’ve learned that you have to be flexible and plan early!.... which I thought I was doing! Apparently not early enough!

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We stayed at a B&B about 5 minutes walk to the cathedral last year: Logis les Remparts. Very nice couple run it (and the cider / Calvados shop next door) - M. & Mme. LeCornu. We had the top room with a small view of the cathedral & overlooking DeGaulle Park. Prices were reasonable, too. Since they aren’t right in the center of town, they may have availability.

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Considering the anniversary, the place we stayed is probably also booked. We were there a long time ago and it has since been renovated. It looks great in the pictures online. The food in their cafe was exceptional and the location very hard to beat. Take a look at Hotel Reine Mathilde.

Besides the hotel's restaurant, I can recommend Le Petit Normand down the street a bit. Reservations will no doubt be required.

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I think that you are absoultely correct that the Novotel will meet your needs for shelter and a good place to sleep. Our tour bus drove by it several times and it had a good parking lot which will make that a positive for you. You can walk to the center of town (or take a quick taxi) and you will be off on your Overlord Tour anyway. I wouldn't worry about not being in the center and thinking that you are somehow short changing yourself. I don't necessarily think that is true.

If all of the area is going to be busy for the 75th annivesary of D day, think about getting the tickets for the Bayeux tapestry in advance as well. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this.

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Thank you Lo for the restaurant recommendations. Also, I had not thought to buy the Bayeux tapestry tickets ahead of time but that is a very good idea. I have seen the tapestry but the others in my party have not so it is definitely on our list of things to see.

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Agree with others that the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings is probably not the best time to visit. But check into LaTour Louise (www.latourlouise.com), a lovely family run B&B. Great, comfortable rooms, short walk to the center of Bayeux and to the Bayeux tapestry.

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Agree with others that the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings is probably not the best time to visit. But check into LaTour Louise (www.latourlouise.com), a lovely family run B&B. Great, comfortable rooms, short walk to the center of Bayeux and to the Bayeux tapestry.