BEST Small Hotels in Normandy

Les Oiseaux de Passage

, Isigny-sur-Mer
, Basse-Normandie
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Bed & Breakfast in a 17th century barn near the D-Day landing beaches.

Double rooms from € 83
Guest rating 9.8

La Maison de Honfleur

, Honfleur
, Normandie
.

A brilliantly decorated townhouse B&B with a charming hostess.

Double rooms from € 80
Guest rating 9.7

La Pommetier

, Arromanches-les-Bains
, Basse-Normandie
.

A chambres d’hôtes in a pretty corner of Arromanches, ideal for visiting the Normandy D-Day beaches.

Double rooms from € 130
Guest rating 9.6

Domaine du Lieu des Brocs

, Brucourt
, Basse-Normandie
.

Rustic chic in a garden setting.

Double rooms from € 92
Guest rating 9.5

La Fossardière

, Omonville-la-Petite
, Basse-Normandie
.

Old stone houses set in a verdant garden with a surrounding of trees.

Double rooms from € 70
Guest rating 9.4

La Cerisaie - Maison de la Plage

, Honfleur
, Basse-Normandie
.

Sea views in a pretty little chambres d'hôtes.

Double rooms from € 78
Guest rating 9.3

Chateau La Cheneviere

, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
, Basse-Normandie
.

A 5 star chateau hotel in a parkland setting close to the Normandy landing beaches.

Double rooms from € 309
Guest rating 9.3

Chateau de L'Isle Marie

, Picauville
, Basse-Normandie
.

A luxury chateau hotel at the heart of a large country estate.

Double rooms from € 126
Guest rating 9.2

Domaine du Clos Fleuri

, Honfleur
, Basse-Normandie
.

An old family home, now a B&B right on the coast near Honfleur.

Double rooms from € 156
Guest rating 9.2

La Bonne Auberge

, Vieux-Port
, Normandie
.

A hotel created in an exquisite group of thatched, timber-framed cottages on the bank of the River Seine.

Double rooms from € 162
Guest rating 9.2

Hotel Reine Mathilde

, Bayeux
, Basse-Normandie
.

A historic house in the medieval heart of Bayeux, close to the famous Bayeux Tapestry Museum.

Double rooms from € 53
Guest rating 9.1
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Reasons to visit Normandy

With several UNESCO World Heritage sites, together with villages listed as “Les plus beaux villages de France", you'll be spoilt for choice in Normandy. From Mont St Michel in the far west where Normandy nudges up against Brittany to the museums, chateaux and cathedral of places like Rouen, there’s something for everyone.

Normandy’s greatest fame in the 20th century is D-Day, and WW2 tourism finds so much to offer in Normandy. There are the remains of the mulberry harbour at Arromanches, the five landing beaches of Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah, towns like Caen and Sainte-Mere-Eglise that have risen from the devastation and the sobering sights of the war cemeteries.

Food and drink reigns supreme throughout France, and Normandy is famous for its dairy products, butter, milk, cream and cheese. The region is also worldwide renowned for its apples, the main ingredient in cider and calvados. Most restaurants in Normandy will use locally sourced products and some producers are delighted to welcome visitors for tastings. Normandy is haute-cuisine heaven for food lovers and visitors seeking authentic culinary experiences.

The outdoor activities of Normandy are legion. Walking, cycling, horse-riding and golf feature highly, but the broad smooth beaches of the channel coast are also a venue for sand-yachting, and the scenery appears in a new light when you view it from a hang-glider, microlight, glider or hot-air balloon. Those same beaches make a Normandy holiday ideal for families with small children too.

Less than 2 hours from Paris and with several ferry ports, Normandy is within easy reach.