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Normandy Hotels in Arrmonches & Vierville sur Mer

Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:55 AM
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Normandy Hotels in Arrmonches & Vierville sur Mer

Greetings Normandy Experts. I am looking at one of two area's to book my final hotel stay in the Normandy area. We will already be staying in Roeun, Honfluer and Mt.St. Michel. I am looking for 1 night between Honfluer & Mt.St.Michel and I was considering Vierville Sur Mer - Hotel Casino. This is right on Omaha Beach. Or a hotel on the water in Arrmnches. Does anyone have experience in either place? I am having difficulty contacting Hotel Casino in Vierville. There is no answer to the fax that I send them. Thank you for your assistance.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:03 AM
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I won't have the experience for a few more weeks, but Hotel de la Marine is on the water in Arromanches. It is well mentioned in the guide books and one of the folks on this board liked it alot.

I booked them by email at [email protected]

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Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:09 AM
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DAJ,
Would you mind telling me where you're staying in MSM? We plan to spend one night there after four nights in the beach area. Thank you.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:42 AM
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Grandmere,

At Mt.St.Michel, we are staying at Auberge.Saint-Pierre. I had a difficult time obtaining a response when contacting the hotel directly but no problem when going through the following website: www.filfranck.com
Note, we did prepay this hotel. But their cancellation policy is generous and I had no qualms about this. Good Luck.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:47 AM
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Keith,

Thank you for your response. I have looked at the hotel you mentioned and it looks very nice. The two areas have different degree's of isolation and I also wonder how far Vierville is from Bayuex? Here is the website for the hotel Keith mentions, if anyone else is interested.

http://www.hotel-de-la-marine.fr/
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Have you considered staying in Bayeux? I was in Normandy for 3 nights in the fall, and thought Bayeaux was by far the most charming of the villages.
We stayed at the Lion d'Or which was wonderful.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:57 AM
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My fallback is Lion d'Or in Bayuex. Since we were going to be staying in somewhat busy towns thus far, I thought it would be special to actually stay on Omaha Beach. This is where the Hotel Casino is.
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Arromanches, with the remnants of the artificial harbor from WW2 landings, is a very pleasant stopping point. Very scenic and walkable, with some variety in restaraunts. While I wouldn't recommend the place my son and I stayed in (it was a cheap dive we stopped at on the spur of the moment), there did seem to be some reasonable small hotels near the beach.
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Thanks, DAJ, for the MSM info.

Re staying in Bayeux: thought we were going to do so, also, late May. Hotel d'Argouges has a jr. suite on 3rd floor, Hotel Lion d'Or has a room and 1/2 board (at 113 euro per person, per day;no B and B option, despite website statement to this effect), and very restrictive cancellation policy,IMO, and Chateau de Bellefontaine is filled. Not sure when you plan to go, but don't wait, as I did!
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grandmere, if you are interested, the hotel I am trying in Mont-Saint-Michel is the 2 star Le Mouton Blanc.

No web site. Frommers describes it as "Occupying a pair of buildings, parts of which date from the 14th century, this inn stands between the sea and the basilica and has been accepting guests since the 1700s. Rooms are small but cozy, a welcome haven against the Atlantic chill in winter and the hordes of visitors on the narrow alleyways in summer. Eight of the hotel's rooms are in a comfortable annex, where all units come with small bathrooms with showers. The seven better-equipped units in the hotel itself have bathrooms with both tubs and showers."

Fax is 02 33 60 05 62

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Thanks, Keith; I just requested a room at St. Pierre, but will try Mouton Blanc next, if this doesn't work out.
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If you run out of hotel options, we have stayed at the two B&Bs below and would stay at either again.

La Ferme de la Riviere
Saint Germain du Pert
14230 France
From US: 011 33 2 31 22 72 92
www.karenbrown.com/france/lafermedelariviere.html

Le Manor des Doyens
St Loup Hors
Bayeux
14400 France
From US: 011 33 2 31 22 39 09
[email protected]
www.vrbo.com/vrbo/352.htm
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I visited Normandy for the first time last October and I second the suggestions to stay in Bayeaux. It's very charming and is a short but very pretty drive thru the countryside to the beaches. It is a nice town to walk through and has some great restaurants.
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Old Mar 4th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I will definately make my decision by this weekend so ensure I've a nice place to stay and get on with it.
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