The Bayeux Tapestry, which is really more of an embroidery, is a 270 foot long chronicle of the Norman invasion of England. It was created in the eleventh century, just a few years after the Battle of Hastings that changed William the Bastard into William the Conqueror.
The museum in Bayeux, France that houses the tapestry recently released a stunning, high-resolution version on their website.
For my money one of the most charming villages in Normandy, Honfleur has a beautiful old harbor surrounded by slate-covered buildings. The atmospheric old town, with cobblestone streets and an ancient wooden church, is studded with restaurants, shops, and art galleries. It’s a great home base for visiting the whole region.
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Château d’Audrieu ★★★★
Rue de Tilly (D82), 14250 Audrieu, France, Tel: (0)2-31-80-21-52
Remote, beautiful, and yet with easy access to the D-Day beaches, the d’Audrieu is a great luxury option for touring Normandy.
Location: B. In an idyllic setting, less than five miles from Bayeux and about a 30 minute drive to the American Cemetery. The only downside is having to drive if you want to eat somewhere other than the hotel.
Property: A. An 18th century chateau in the countryside, the public spaces and parkland look the part. The restaurant is a gourmet extravaganza. Expect dinner to run €75 to €100 per person.
Rooms: B. Standard rooms are on the smallish side, and not as elegant as I would expect from a chateau at this price. Once you move up into the Junior Suite the rooms fit the property.
Hotel Style: Castle; Area: Off the beaten path; No. of Rooms: 29; Singles: €320 to €485, Doubles: €320 to €485; Credit Cards: MC/V/AX
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