We stayed at Logis Les Remparts for 5 nights in August 2014, using it as a base to explore Normandy. It was booked solely on the strength of the Tripadvisor visitor reviews. We were not disappointed!
I can honestly say that Madame Le Cornu has done an excellent job in creating charming accommodation which is superbly located for exploring Bayeux and the Normandy coast, site of the D-Day landings. The rooms are tastefully decorated and sympathetic to the age of the property, creating a sense of warmth for the guest.
Our two room suite was the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the Calvados region. It overlooked Place Charles de Gaulle, a grassy park lined with trees and containing a beautiful central fountain (which actually worked, unlike most fountains in the UK!).
Free parking is available on the roads surrounding the park and you are never more than 2 minutes walk from the B&B if you park in this area. We never had any real problem finding a space, even in high season.
In regards to location, the Logis Les Remparts is located approximately 2 minutes walk from Notre Dame de Bayeux (Cathedral) and the same from the main shopping street/market. Even the supermarket is only a 10 minute walk. For those of you with pets, there is an English speaking vet located approximately 10 minutes walk away who is able to administer the necessary treatments for the EU Pet Passport.
To help orient guests, the proprietors have created a detailed visitors guide, giving the locations of nearby attractions and amenities. We found this to be most useful.
Some reviews have suggested that the customer service is questionable. I would disagree with that view. Often, people stay in Bed and Breakfast accommodation expecting the service to be comparable to a hotel. In a B&B, you are of course in most cases, sharing a family home and as such, the proprietors have commitments of their own which reduces the time which can be spent on the demands of guests. This needs to be taken into account when selecting a B&B over a hotel for your holiday accommodation.
It is true that the proprietors have positioned signage in the rooms to warn against certain actions. According to other reviews, some people took offence to these, however, they are polite requests and pertain to certain actions which would be detrimental to the property as a whole. Again, it must be remembered that this is a family home and lacks the commercial facilities of a hotel. Besides, a request to leave the bathroom door open to air the room after showering for example, is hardly unreasonable, it simply prevents damage to the decor.
Overall we had a very pleasant stay, we felt welcome and would happily book accommodation there again.
It is worth noting that Monsieur Le Cornu is a well regarded Fermier, in the most traditional sense. The property contains a small boutique retail outlet in which Monsieur Le Cornu offers his traditionally made organic Cidre and Calvados, made from apples taken from the family orchard in Normandy. You simply will not find a better example of Calvados or Cidre anywhere in Normandy, believe me, I tried!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the historic, old-world square, Place Charles de Gaulle, you will find this charming Bed & Breakfast : Logis Les Remparts. In the heart of the medieval city of Bayeux, the Logis des Remparts guest rooms have the charming decor of a house of character. Although constructed during medieval times, most of the home underwent remodelling during the Eighteenth Century.The house faces the celebrated Place Charles de Gaulle where the General first spoke to the population upon liberated French soil, 14 June 1944. At the Logis Les Remparts, you are at the heart of the old city, in a residential area, close to the Bayeux Tapestry, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Old Bayeux, and more. Christele and Francois Lecornu offer you three comfortable guest rooms in which to relax in between the numerous activities offered to you by the capital of Bessin. Not far away, you will find everything you need to restore you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Logis Les Remparts - b&b
- Logis Les Remparts - Hotel Bayeux