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Visiting Bayeux and Normandy

Looking for hotel recommendation for Bayeux.

Need a place with quiet rooms but foot accessible to local restaurants and sights.
Wondering about a guided tour of Omaha Beach.

Posted by
885 posts

Hotel Churchill in Bayeux....great location and breakfast......and Overlord tour company was great....they have a lot of choices for whatever you want to see.

Posted by
2216 posts

Here are a couple of other options: Hotel D’Argouges and Dale Booth Tours. We walked to restaurants in town every evening and it was lovely. We enjoyed Dale’s guiding ( he worked for another company in those days) so much we returned the following year for more tours of Normandy.

Posted by
607 posts

And a couple more options: Hotel Reine Mathilde and D-Day tour with Bayeux Shuttle.
In case you are not already aware, dinner reservations are a must for Bayeux restaurants. I usually stopped by my chosen restaurant at lunchtime to make a booking for that evening; occasionally I booked a day in advance. I visited in October 2019.
Enjoy your visit.

Posted by
6523 posts

We stayed at Hotel Churchill and it was fine, great location close to Tapestry and other sights
We used Bayeux Shuttle for a full day Dday tour and loved it, included lunch
They pick up right behind the Churchill

Absolutely make sure you have dinner reservations!!

Posted by
9429 posts

Another vote for Hotel d’Argouges. We’ve stayed there 7-8 times, really love it. In the heart of town but very quiet, easy to walk everywhere. It has lovely gardens for sitting in, overflowing flowers, free parking area, wonderful breakfast included in the price (last time I checked right before Covid), large rooms, large bathrooms, good beds, good quality linens, very clean. It is run by a wonderful family that are friendly, welcoming and helpful.

Posted by
3303 posts

We have stayed at the Hotel Churchill (2010) and the d'Argouges (2019), and would gladly return to either one. Even though the Churchill is right behind the meeting point for D-Day tours, Overlord also stops at the plaza directly across the street from the d'Argouges. The d'Argouges has a great garden and bar, if that matters to you.

If you are staying in Bayeux on a Monday night, you need to plan ahead. Many restaurants are closed on Mondays, have your hotel reserve a table for you before you ever set foot in Bayeux.

Posted by
7506 posts

I guess that you don't have a car, but it's hard to tell. Month of the year affects crowding in Bayeux and at the D-Day Beach Sites, as opposed to the rest of the province of Normandy. We toured on our own (but with a car)-many posters here have reported that the top tour companies book up very early, with non-refundable fees that add up to a lot. But those same posters generally feel that they got good value. I do wonder about tour cancellation policies with Covid still around-I mean your financial risk if the airline cancels the flight or something.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I have been to France many times and we are now elderly and renting a car is iffy for us. MSM is one of our favorites, despite the touristy aspects. I visit Omaha Beach in tribute and remembrance. We love Bayeux and Normandy for its friendly people, affordable cuisine and accommodations.
We have usually self-guide on tours in the past. However we did a tour of Flanders Field four years ago with a guide, and it was worth it.
This may be our last trip to France, and it is just a memory jogger and tribute.

Posted by
33140 posts

Given what you have just said, if you are considering the Churchill it would worth considering the access. It has been a few years but my (pleasant) memories of the Churchill are of somewhat narrow corridors in the part of the hotel we were in and a couple of staircases - the main one and a smaller one nearer the breakfast room. They may have had a lift/elevator but I don't remember one, so if stairs are important to you it is worth a check...

Posted by
1175 posts

We stayed at bandbnormandie, just outside Villers-Bocage. It was wonderful, handy to D Day beaches and the sights and 25 kilometers (15 miles) from Bayeux. You'll need a car and you'll never regret having one. Staying in Bayeux is delightful with everything walkable except trips to the beaches. Happy travels.