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A converted dairy, La Chapelle in its own grounds, gave us a tastes of the true France of days gone by. The dairy has many of the original features and makes an excellent base to discover the surrounding area. It is comfortable and well equipped in keeping with the age and style of building. Jo and Alan made us very welcome and were at hand to give us information and share cups of tea ( and grapes from their vine) in the garden! We loved our stay and definately plan to return.
This was the first time we have stayed at a French chateau (1753) moreover one where the owner can trace their family back to “William The Conqueror” in 1066.
At some time in the history of the Coach House it was very sympathetically converted to living accommodation so that it has a similar atmosphere to the chateau itself. The bed we used, in the blue room, was very comfortable. The Salon furniture is in keeping with the period, being rather aged.
The owners, Christian and Marie-Christine, are a charming couple who were most welcoming and very helpful whenever required. Jocelyne, the housekeeper, is most friendly and eager to be of help.
As well as the Tapestry there are many interesting museums in the area. Bayeux escaped the wartime devastation suffered by many other towns and is most attractive. The Saturday market is very good. We particularly enjoyed products from the meat and paella stalls. I recommend going early. We arrived on both occasions at 08:15. Seafood restaurants in the area are very good.
We stayed at the chateau for 18 days and found plenty to do besides visiting the wartime sites. The gentle countryside is very pleasant, and the coast is attractive and interesting. Places to visit are well documented in the house.