From our hotel in Calvados
The D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel...
As well as being a strategic location for discovering the D-Day beaches, Caen, the Bessin Coast and the Norman bocage, the Churchill Hotel is also the ideal place for setting off on an exploration of Bayeux, capital of the Bessin district and the first town in France to be liberated in June 1944. Things to see and do right near the hotel include the historic centre that was left untouched in 1944, the legendary Bayeux Tapestry (part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World heritage register), Bayeux Cathedral and the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy near the British war cemetery.
Just a few minutes away are Port-en-Bessin with its famous fishing port, the Abbey of Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Arromanches (home of the D-Day Museum), Longues-sur-Mer with its famous German artillery battery, the Pointe du Hoc, and Caen with its two superb abbeys and its Memorial Museum. Just a bit further, there’s the Côte Fleurie, the Norman countryside with its bocages (hedgerow-surrounded fields), fortified farms, manors and castles, as well as the wondrous Mont Saint-Michel, which you can visit using our daily shuttle bus from Bayeux town centre.
Our hotel located in the department of Calvados in Normandy allows you to discover some of the region’s best features, including the most important historic sites, the coast dotted with long beaches and tall, wild cliffs, the charming seaside towns, the countryside with its rolling hills and pastures green and - of course - the legendary Norman cuisine whose reputation is second to none!
“It’s only at night that the stars shine.”