Sainte-Mère-Église - Chambres d'hôtes de l'Eglise (D-Day bike route)

Ideal base the excellent Airborne Museum on the D-Day peninsula

15 rue du Général Koënig
50480 Sainte-Mère-Église
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Chambres d’hotes d’Eglise was recommended to us by Bob Zeller, one of our contributors, who stayed here while touring in Normandy. There is a garage for the bikes, an excellent breakfast on offer, and the owner recommended a brilliant restaurant just a three-minute walk away. Called the Auberge John Steele, the restaurant is named after the American paratrooper whose parachute was entangled in the village church’s steeple on D-Day. It had excellent food and good service. Chambres d’hotes d’Eglise itself is called a B&B but it's more like a hotel. It doesn’t usually open for arriving guests until te afternoon, but if you get there earlier, there is a small restaurant/coffee shop called E Castel at the start of the same street. The coffee wass excellent, as were the pastries. It was run by a couple of British expats. All in all, Chambres d’hotes d’Eglise is an ideal base for exploring this section of the D-Day beaces area. Don't miss the Airborne Museum, which we visited on this trip.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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