Le Gaudin | Luxury B&B in Calvados, Normandy.
Ensuring we kept all the character of the original, we embellished and restored the house to suit today's discerning traveller.
Every feature conveys creativity you’d expect of the region. Exposed stone walls, a huge fireplace plus the long table at which guests gather for our superb and sociable dinners.
Le Gaudin sits on an 4 acre site, with flowing lawns and it’s own lake.
The surroundings are woodland, peaceful enough to hear the birds sing and in Autumn hear the conkers dropping from the horse chestnuts. Amazing star gazing is to be had too as we’re blessed with hardly any light pollution.
Every bedroom at Le Gaudin is effectively a suite. They’re very spacious with en-suite bathrooms and gorgeous views.
Each room has it’s own style and detail that not only allow you to relax in comfort, but also remind you of the local way of life.
Whether you want to sit by the huge log fire with some Calvados, maybe sink into a book on one of our comfy sofas, or relax and dine with great company at our huge dining table. Le Gaudin will not disappoint.
There’s WWII artefacts, picture books and more to discover here, why go to bed!
It’s true that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, a fact we take very seriously!
Every morning the choice is abundant. There’s a selection of fresh breads, pastries, cereals, meats, cheese and yogurts for the tasting. With of course a choice of juices, tea and coffee.
Le Gaudin is located on the D6, just outside of Aunay-sur-Odon. At only 10 minutes drive from the A84 motorway we’re perfectly positioned to explore Normandy or as a stopover for your travels.
A major draw for tourists in recent years are the Normandy beaches, site of the D-Day landings in 1944 during and a crucial phase of WWII.
The main beaches to visit are still best known by their code names - Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Juno Beach, Gold Beach and Sword Beach. There are many museums and memorials along the coastline to spend time at, but some of the major ones to visit are the American Cemetery and Memorial near Colleville-sur-Mer, the D-Day museum in Arromanches and the Mémorial de Caen.
The other major period of history that has left its mark on Normandy is the reigns of William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart in the 10th and 13th centuries.
You can follow in William the Conqueror’s footsteps, visiting his birthplace at the château in Falaise and the Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen which he founded in 1063 and was later buried in. Don’t miss the Bayeaux Tapestry displayed in a dedicated museum in the town of Bayeux which depicts the Norman invasion of 1066.
A kilometre off the coast of Normandy, along the border with Brittany, is the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel. An UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of France’s most-visited attractions, Mont-Saint-Michel is a must-visit.
The Normandy coastline was a favourite with France’s Impressionist painters, particularly Étretatwhich has been depicted in many Monet paintings. Étretat is part of the Alabaster coast, known for its dramatic white cliffs.
•Wifi in all rooms
• Close to all Normandy sights and cities
• Fine-dining by owner and chef Clive.
• Large grounds to explore and relax in
• 3hr30 from Calais | 2hr40 from Paris
||Le Gaudin, Route d’Aunay, 14260 Campandré Valcongrain, Calvados, Normandy, France
||+33 (0)2 31 73 88 70
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This page was last updated: 08 August 2016