Fodor's Expert Review Château d'Audrieu
Off D82, 13 km (8 miles) southeast of Bayeux, Audrieu, Normandy, 14250, France
With princely opulence, overstuffed chairs, wall sconces, and antiques, this family-owned château and its elegant 18th-century facade fulfill the Hollywood notion of a palatial property. Guest Rooms 19 and 20 have peaked ceilings with exposed wood beams, and the enchanting restaurant has white wainscoting, crystal chandeliers, and gilt accents. Chef Olivier Barbarin highlights local ingredients in dishes like scallops with a Champagne sauce and foie gras terrine with peanut pralines, which are complemented by an extensive wine list.
- grandiose building
- magnificent gardens
- out-of-the-way location
Rate Includes: Closed Dec. and Jan., No meals