Pavillon Normandie at Normandie
Experience history at the superb Pavillon Normandie, part of a luxury château in Normandy in the heart of the Cotentin peninsula, just five kilometres from the sea and the charming town of Barfleur, one of France’s ’<i>Plus Beaux Villages de France</i>’.
The home dates back to the 16th century when it was a large stone house with two towers and by the 19th century it had become a small château, lived in by one of France’s greatest political thinkers and writers of the time. His wife created the beautiful English gardens which now include fortifications from the Second World War. The famous writer describes the view from the Tower Wing perfectly in one of his works; "A long meadow blending into the sea on the horizon." The couple adored their château and it has remained in the family ever since with a fascinating history. It’s is now considered a national landmark and listed amongst France’s...
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Pavillon Normandie is located on the beautiful Contentin peninsula, just south-east of Cherbourg. You are just five minutes drive from Barfleur, one of Frances ‘<i>Plus Beaux Villages de France</i>’, an unspoiled fishing harbour and coastal town with pretty granite houses with white shutters, colourful shops and atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Be sure to try the local speciality, mussels harvested in the sea called <i>Blonde de Barfleur</i>. The village is full of character and history, with houses dating back to the 16th century. Visit the medieval courtyard of Saint-Catherine whilst the more energetic can walk up to the headland where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Contentin peninsula from one of the highest lighthouses in Europe. The town has some attractive beaches, the main one, Plage de la Sambière, just to the south. There’s a sailing school and diving opportunities and some stunning walks from the village across the nearby dunes. Keen hikers will appreciate the G23 which passes through the village and along the nearby coast. There are also various mountain bike trails to follow, an ideal way to travel through the scenic surroundings. In this captivating region, there is so much in Normandy to discover. Head to beautiful towns and timeless villages, explore the regions gastronomic delights or head to the coast whether it is dunes and sandy beaches or rugged cliffs. Highlights of the area include the pretty hamlets, fine gardens and little ports of La Hague, the breathtaking views from Cap de Carteret (57km) and the stunning granite island of Mont St Michel (160km). Be sure to visit one of the fine Calvados cellars and learn how the drink is made and visitors of all ages will enjoy the aquarium museum La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg (25km). Nature lovers should walk (high tide) or take the amphibious boat (low tide) with wheels across to the amazing Tatihou Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This part of Normandy is full of history. Indeed at Pavillon Normandie you will find a pair of German blockhouses, known as The Atlantic Wall, in the grounds. The Contentin Peninsula played a vital role in the D-Day landings with Utah Beach and Saint- Mère-Eglise a mere 26km away. The town of Carentan, scene of bitter fighting, is just 54km away. Moving east, Arromanches (102km) and Omaha (84km) are two further examples of beaches with historical importance as well as the batteries and cliffs of Longues-sur-Mer (97km). Combine with a lunch of delicious oysters in Port-en-Bessin (95km) before heading south to Bayeux (90km). The historic town is well known for the UNESCO classified Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman’s conquest of England and the medieval cathedral is also worthy of a visit. It is a beautiful town with many renowned restaurants, historical buildings and interesting museums about this fascinating part of Normandy.
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Payment and Cancellation - 90 Day Policy
- Guests may cancel for free provided that: (1) cancellation is within 48-hours of reservation request, and (2) reservation request was made at least 10 days before arrival.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: Guests pay 100% at time of reservation.
- More than 90 days before arrival: Guests pay 50% at time of reservation (non-refundable), the remaining 50% will be charged 90 days prior to arrival.
- For guests paying with points: 100% of payment will be deducted at time of reservation, once booking is verified within 48 hours.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: No refund issued, unless ‘Grace Period’ applies.
- More than 90 days before arrival: initial 50% payment is forfeited; the remaining 50% will not be charged.
- For guests paying with points more than 90 days before arrival: 50% of points taken are forfeited; the remaining 50% will be refunded within 5-10 business days.
- Security deposit : €1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
- Arrival time : 16.00 p.m.
- Departure time : 10.00 a.m.
- Energy costs included? : Yes.
- Linen & towels included? : Yes.
- Pets welcome? : No pets allowed.
- Changeover day : Saturday.
- End of stay cleaning included? : Yes.
- Smoking Allowed? : Outdoors only.
- Insurance : It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
- Other Ts and Cs : The owner requires the client to sign an agreement before arrival.
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- Heating costs included? : Yes.