Le Château d’Audrieu
What We Love
- A five-star Relais & Château stay in a magnificent château, with a tree-house-room option Admiring the beauty of the château’s impressive historic exterior and classic interiors
- Opting to stay in a luxurious Tree House room and enjoying unique views of the property
- Treating yourself to mouth-watering cuisine and local wine at the onsite restaurant
What To Know
- If mobility is an issue for anyone in your party, be sure to check your room will do; even some ground floor rooms have steps
- This is a great base for exploring Caen, Bayeaux, and the Landing Beaches in Normandy
- Rooms could use a little updating but they are spacious and beds are comfortable
Set among 60 acres of exquisite gardens and parkland, Le Château d’Audrieu is a classic 18th-century property offering both history and elegance. A symbol of the French art of living, this château is listed as a Historical Monument and is the perfect base for exploring the charms of Normandy.
Discover everything from the beaches of the D-Day landings and the famous tapestry of Queen Matilda in Bayeux to the city of the Dukes of Normandy, Caen, and the French treasure that is Mont-Saint-Michel. If utter relaxation is your thing, unwind with a stroll through the well-kept gardens or take a dip in the large, heated outdoor swimming pool. There’s also a spa, should you fancy indulging in a rejuvenating treatment.
When you’re all cultured out, treat yourself to a gastronomic delight at the onsite restaurant, which pays homage to the château’s rich history with period fireplaces and traditional furniture. With its warm ambience, inspired seasonal cuisine and extensive wine list, you’ll get to relish an authentic French experience. Le Château d’Audrieu is part of the exclusive Relais & Château group, and there’s no doubt why.
How to Get There
We stayed here on the first part of our road trip outside of Paris. The staff was nice and super accommodating. We actually ended up doing a group tour of the beaches of Normandy and that worked out really great. The hotel set that up for us. The room was gorgeous as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds. The dining experience was top notch and delicious. Worth every penny that we spent there.
We stopped over at Le Chateau d'Audrieu for two nights as a stopover when driving from the UK to Brittany in early October. The Chateau is conveniently placed for visits to many historical sites as well as attractive towns and villages, and the road network makes travel easy. While autumn was well underway the gardens were still extremely attractive and relaxing, and the Chateau itself is a beautifully appointed and restful place to stay. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant both evenings, and the breakfasts were excellent. The initial welcome to the hotel was exceptionally warm and hospitable, and all the staff were thoroughly charming and helpful throughout our stay. We strongly recommend the Chateau as an excellent base for exploring Normandy and we will certainly be back again soon.
We only went in for a drink and were lead to a very comfortable room with a fantastic view over the formal approach to the chateau . It is an absolutely beautiful place and I hope to return! The chateaux is very large and set in beautiful gardens, would be lovely to walk around on a dry day, sadly It was pouring with rain when we were there!
There aren't enough superlatives to describe Chateau d'Audrieu. The chateau itself is stunningly beautiful and the surrounding grounds are peaceful and serene. We recently stayed here for three nights while touring Mont St Michel and the D-Day Beaches. It was such a treat to return to the chateau and enjoy the scenery and the superb restaurant onsite after two very full days of sightseeing. The room we had was decorated so tastefully and the bathroom was large and luxurious The staff is extremely professional, yet personable.. attending to our every wish or need. We only wish we had more time to enjoy the pool and leisurely stroll the property. We would highly recommend this property.
We stayed at the Chateau for two nights in August to see the Bayeux Tapestry and tour the beaches. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in an upgraded, air conditioned room outside the main building. The furnishings were quaint, and the room was comfortable, if a bit musty. We enjoyed dinner in Le Seran both nights, and the "brownie" was the best dessert we had in France.