If you plan to visit France you must visit Normandy and you must stay at the Chateau de Colombieres!It is a step back in time!The castle dates back to the 14th century.It has turrets and a moat! It is a family home and you will feel like family when you visit.
We visited for two nights in September 2011. Our host was Count Etienne de Maupeou,a most charming and gracious gentleman.His English is excellent and he was most encouraging when we tried to speak French.
Our room, the Louis XVI suite, was large with a very comfortable king size bed The bathroom had plenty of towels,face cloths( not available in all European hotels) and hot water.Breakfast was delicious-croissants, brioche and home-made confiture.The Chateau is peaceful and relaxing,perfectly situated for day trips to the beaches and surrounding towns.M.de Maupeou shared his vast knowledge of the history of the Chateau and the WWII battle sites.Our visit to the beaches and the cemeteries was emotional and very moving.
Unfortunately M. Charles de Maupeou was not there. We were disappointed to miss seeing his museum of psychological warfare.
On the morning we left we woke early ,looking through the mist ,over the moat to the pasture beyond.Had it all been a dream? We shall return just to make sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Count Etienne de Maupeou d’Ableiges and his children welcome you in their fascinating medieval castle. The château de Colombières is very well located to discover the local history, culture, touristic attractions and cuisine. The guests will appreciate quiet and peace in this beautiful fortress. ... more less
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