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S.J.
Reviewed July 1st, 2016

Dear Philippe and Brigitte,

Our visit to Normandy was wonderful and somber. So many sacrifices along the beaches and within the cities. Our stay at your beautifully decorated home was the perfect location to launch our daily explorations. Having breakfast with other guests is your lovely dining room was the perfect way to begin our day. We look forward to recommending your Chateau to our friends that travel to Normandy.

Gregory T
“Normandy at its best”
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Recently stayed two nights at this enchanting and peaceful Chateau. The hosts are very welcoming(along with the dogs) room was large, beautifully furnished with a very large comfortable bed. Philippe advised us on local restaurant’s and we were not disappointed, also other things locally to see and do he has a wealth of information…..if you want to see a fabulous part of France, this is a wonderful location to begin.

H. Gus
“Enchanting stay in Normandy”
Reviewed August 28, 2015

When you arrive, you are greeted by a majestic driveway leading to the magnificent manor that is the Château de Bénéauville. Hosts Philippe and Brigitte will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and sans problèmes. This Château is an absolute gem. We stayed in the Chambre Job which was beautifully appointed. A delicious breakfast is served every morning and the Château’s location is an excellent spot if you want to tour Normandy’s historic sites, especially Caen, Bayeux and the WW2 D-Day invasion beaches.

Can’t wait to go back and see Philippe and Brigitte!

G.T.
“One word…Wonderful”
reviewed August 26, 2015

What a wonderful place we had the Hercules suite which is stunning. Peaceful place and the owners are very kind. Breakfast very natural and lots of choice. Great big towels and lovely bathrooms. The property is stunning in general and it is a peaceful retreat. Cabourg is very lively and it has a great beach. The property is very well recommended

RoyalBerkShire
“Wonderful Chateau Stay”
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful Chateau. Stayed 2 nights with two young children.

We had the Hercules room with another room attached for the children. It was huge and also included a sitting area with separate bathroom and toilet. Comfortable beds and pillows.

Superbly clean, an abundance of soft towels, use of the swimming pool, robes provided. Lovely breakfast and kind, friendly hosts.

I would only stay here with well behaved children as many wonderful antiques and this is, after all a family home and it needs to be treated with respect.

My only regret is that we didn’t have time to sit and relax in the surroundings of the hotel.

Great location for all the Normandy Beaches.

Cabourg is a lively evening town during the summer months. Lots of people milling around… Nice restaurants.

Thank you!

Famille B
“Séjour très agréable dans une très belle demeure.”
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nous sommes restés quatre nuits en famille (deux enfants) dans la suite Hercule.
La chambre principale, la chambre « historique » est superbe : plafonds peints et cheminée du XVIème siècle, boiseries…

La chambre attenante pour les enfants est mignonne et spacieuse. Il y a aussi un petit salon charmant. Salle de bains spacieuse et impeccable.

L’architecture extérieure est très originale et élégante.

Les parties communes (salle à manger – salons – jardins) sont aussi très belles.
L’espace autour de la piscine est très agréable.

L’entretient est absolument parfait, il est rare de voir de grandes demeures aussi bien entretenues. Tout est impeccable.

L’accueil des propriétaires passionnés fut lui aussi très agréable.

Map G
“Gracious, peaceful retreat”
Reviewed August 12, 2015

My mother, grandmother and I had a lovely stay at this property. The husband and wife hosts were very gracious and helpful. The property is calm, peaceful and quite lovely. They have 2 wonderful dogs that are there to help and welcome you to the property. Lovely breakfast in the morning. Rooms are amazing. My grandmother said she has never been to a more amazing place and would love to return. Everything was fantastic. I only had a bit of a struggle the first time to find the property since the signage was smaller and we arrived as the sun was about to set. Very easy to access once I knew where I was going! Wifi was a bit temperamental. Perfect for a long weekend for anyone & would highly recommend.

Marie B
« tout est parfait”
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Accueil chaleureux, bon petit déjeuner , chambre impeccable et agréable, piscine agréable et ensoleillée. Nous y sommes allés deux fois en juillet en couple et en famille. Deux séjours parfaits. Nous reviendrons

Pierre D
« Wonderful weekend in a beautiful and civilised surrounding”
Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were greeted by the owners, very well travelled and world savy, in their superbly maintained chateau. The suite was beautiful, comfortable and very authentic (no bling), the bed particularly comfortable. Very good and hearty breakfast. And beautiful trophies, to please hunters. An experience I look forward to repeating soon.

Henry
“Heaven in Normandy!”
Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I recently enjoyed nine heavenly days and nights in Normandy with our gracious host and hostess, Brigitte and Philippe Augais! The chateau is an architectural wonder with a rich history – beautifully appointed, lovingly tended to and restored with every modern convenience. The grounds (which include a heated pool, walking paths and lovely perennial gardens) offer a perfect respite after a day of touring. The chateau was ideally situated to explore the region in a series of day trips. Giverny, Etretat, Deauville, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, Rouen, D-day beaches and more all within easy driving distance. Brigitte and Philippe’s love of their home and region is infectious and they are pleased to offer a range of restaurant and travel suggestions, all the while tending to your every need at their extraordinary home.

Sylvain M
“Week end en famille du 20-21 juin. Un coin de paradis en Normandie”
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Comment qualifier un tel lieu. Pour commencer, respectez bien la vitesse indiquée à l’entrée du chateau. Vous comprendrez pourquoi après! C’est le temps pour vous de changer votre vision de la Normandie et de commencer à découvrir l’extérieur et les abords du domaine. Tout simplement magnifique, avec un sens du détail et du travail parfaitement accompli. Lors de votre arrivée à proximité du chateau, vous serez tout d’abord accueilli par deux adorables chiens, ravis de vous compter parmi les « heureux locataires » des lieux. L’accueil, si loin des classiques des grands hotels de luxe, car oui, c’est bien dans le monde du luxe que vous arrivez mais un luxe de nos anciens parfaitement entretenu dans ce haut lieux de la noblesse d’antan. Votre chambre, comme vous pourrez le constater par vous même est impressionnante. Vous succombez au charme des lieux, l’impression que la vie ne s’est jamais arrêtée et que vous être comme chez vous. Une nuit passée dans le calme, dans des lits d’un confort exceptionnel, des salles d’eau que l’on aimerait avoir chez soi, grandes, lumineuses et si joliment décorées. un petit déjeuner extraordinaire, alliance des travaux de la maison et des pains/Viennoiseries de chez Dupont, impossible de passer à coté une fois à Cabourg. Encore un grand merci et à l’année prochaine sûrement. Ah, j’oubliai, une piscine vous invite à vous délasser dans une eau à 30°C avec un ensemble de chaises longues et tables (dont une de ping pong) avec le plaisir de partager une coupe de champagne avec les propriétaires de ce magnifique chateau. Une vrai interruption dans le temps, loin des tracas et aléas de la vie en ville.

Yulia B
« Like from a Fairy tale »
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed only one night in this stunning Chateau and already can’t wait to come back! It’s an architectural jewel! We had a suite Hercule for our family of 3 adults, 1 kid and a baby and it was amazingly beautiful and functional too. Interiors are really impressive, breakfast is delicious, hosts are charming! I only regret that we booked only 1 night 🙂

Patrick M
« Au chateau comme chez soi »
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Un accueil sympathique dans une demeure chargée d’histoire. les propriétaires, visiblement passionnés, vous accueillent en toute simplicité et n’hésitent pas à partager les bonnes adresses de la région. Bref un séjour inoubliable hors du temps dans un cadre unique. Merci de tout coeur pour ce moment d’exception.

Nicole RV
« Charme et sérénité »
Reviewed May 22, 2015

En court séjour de deux nuits dans ce manoir splendide , nous n’avons eu qu’à louer la gentillesse de nos Hôtes, la beauté de la suite tant par sa décoration que par la qualité de ses prestations…
Un lieu magnifique que préside l’accueil irréprochable de Madame et Monsieur Augais.
« Calme et volupté « ……si ce n’était plagier seraient des qualificatifs justifiés !
Allez -y , vous verrez !

Visdublin
“Stunning Chateau with a warm welcome”
Reviewed December 29, 2014

The architecture of this lovely chateau cannot fail to impress. The most lovely addition is the warm reception from your hosts who truly welcome people to their home.
– Beautifully appointed rooms – all immaculate
– Very nice pool area, well maintained
– Delicious breakfast
– Good restaurant recommendations
– Perfect balance of warm welcome and giving guests space
Based on my visit earlier in the year, I cannot recommend highly enough.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family

Mary O.
“Absolutely gorgeous!”
Reviewed October 12, 2014

Driving up the driveway to the chateau, we also thought that we’d taken a wrong turn, so magnificent was our view. Our family had a 3 night stay in the Chateau, enjoyed charming accommodation and had a beautiful breakfast to begin each morning. I had possibly the best yoghurt I’ve had in my life! The chateau is in a great location to visit some of the landing beaches and other attractions of Normandy. Our hosts Philippe and Brigitte were welcoming and knowledgable, steering us toward great restaurants in the nearby villages. We had a really great stay.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with family

Mary C.
“Uniquelly Great”
Reviewed August 31, 2014

When we drove up to the Chateau de Beneauville after a full day of travel in the Normandy, I thought I must have taken a wrong turn and arrived at a summer retreat for a member of the political leadership or dignitary. Not only was it the essence of stateliness, but it seemed to broadcast quiet elegance with a warm welcome. Then it got even better. Our room spoiled us, breakfast filled us with food that was what some come to France for, and the park-like grounds of the chateau made me want to linger to soak up the experience. I took picture after picture to be able to prove to myself and friends that I had actually enjoyed a place like Chateau de Beneauville! Philippe and Brigitte were warm and accommodating hosts who seemed to really enjoy having folks share their home with them. We heard enough of Philippe’s adventures to want to come back for more. I recommend this place for anyone who can be luck enough to get there.

Rainbirdlondon
“Exceptional….”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

I thought I had posted this review but on recommending friends to the Chateau recently I checked my reviews and see I didn’t – so, an oversight corrected!

We stayed with friends who had booked the Chateau while we were touring the coastline in September 2013 and I can only agree with all of the wonderful reviews below. Philippe and Brigitte were extremely charming, convivial and welcoming and the rooms, or suites, are just exceptional. Philippe helped us to choose venues for aperitifs and dinner in the evening and even dropped us off at the first one. The chateau and grounds are just magnificent and maintained to a very high standard.

I must also mention that as a Coeliac (celiac) I am cursed with a lifelong gluten free diet (not a current celebrity fad one) and Brigitte sourced wonderful GF goodies for my breakfast. All in all a short memorable stay and one we hope to repeat in the not too distant future as there is a lot to see in this lovely area of France.

Phil
“Très bon séjour pour un anniversaire inoubliable”

Avis écrit le 23 août 2014

Ma compagne et moi avons logé pour une nuit au Chateau de Beneauville. Nous avons été très bien reçu pour le propriétaire, l’endroit est splendide, une bâtisse de plus de cinq siècles, des chambres décorées remarquablement, les photos publiées sont très parlantes.
Bien entendu, la région apporte un cachet tout particulier pour le département le plus chic de Normandie.
Un excellent séjour pour lequel je remercie encore ma belle.
Le WI-FI est perfectible mais nous sommes en pleine campagne, le débit étant moindre.

Harboro
“Wonderful Chateau”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed for 6 nights with the family, and really enjoyed all that the Chateau had to offer. Rooms were exceptional, Breakfast was a treat, and we spent many happy hours by the pool. It is also amazingly quiet, and I really noticed the difference back in London this morning.

Paul and Annet
“Chateau Beneauville”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Chateau Beneauville for 5 nights and we had a wonderful time. So peaceful and beautiful. We want to go back again. Philippe and Brigitte were very friendly and welcoming. Thanks for the nice time. Paul and Annet

Sylvain M.
“Quel merveilleux coin de Paradis en Basse Normandie”
Avis écrit le 28 juillet 2014

Cela fait déjà trois fois que nous avons le privilège de séjourner dans le château de monsieur et Madame Augais. Que dire : cadre merveilleux, chambres exceptionnelles par leur beauté, raffinement, décorées avec goût et authenticité. Tout est fait avec un soin particulier jusque dans les moindres détails, comme si les enfants ou amis venaient de quitter les lieux. Tout y est pour que votre séjour soit et il le sera, inoubliable. Le calme sera votre meilleur ami. Quel que soit votre choix, votre séjour restera marqué dans vos esprits. L’accueil est très chaleureux. Les propriétaires sont à découvrir et leur plaisir à vous communiquer leur passion pour ce lieu est incroyable.
Le cadre est unique tant le rapport qualité prix est tout simplement extraordinaire. Jamais nous n’avons trouvé autant de qualités pour un lieu et encore moins un château avec de telles prestations pour un prix aussi intéressant. (Ne le dites pas trop fort car il sera de plus en plus difficile d’y retourner…), le parc est d’une beauté, et vous invite à aller vous balader au dos du château avec peut-être l’opportunité de croiser quelques petits sangliers si vous êtes discrets. Il serait impensable de ne pas parler de la piscine qui est exceptionnelle par sa taille, son cadre, un lieu de jeux pour les enfants, de convivialité pour les grands et dans un cadre qui vous laisserait presque oublier que vous êtes proche de la mer tellement vous ne voulez pas la quitter. Un plaisir pour les petits et grands autour d’un petit café au bar avec Monsieur et Madame Augais!
Je ne vraiment pas de mot pour décrire les sentiments lorsque l’on quitte ce lieu si ce n’est que l’on se retrouve très vite à regarder son agenda pour rappeler pour la prochaine fois!
Encore merci pour ce week-end passé chez vous et pour nous avoir permis de nous ressourcer et de faire cette pause dans ce havre de paix et de calme si proche de lieux marqué par des évènements historiques importants. Encore plein de souvenirs à partager et d’histoires à raconter. Merci

Astuce pour la chambre : Quatres chambres sont à selectionner et toutes les informations sont disponibles sur leur site mais…
Autres astuces sur les chambres
Séjour du juillet 2014 – voyage en famille.

Karen & Rafael
“A slice of heaven!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time at the Château de Bénéauville, the home of Philippe and Brigitte, just this past week~what a dream! As everyone else has mentioned, the château itself was impeccable, I felt as if we were in a museum! They have been able to update it and yet maintain the charm of a bygone era. Nothing was amiss! But the friendliness of the owners was definately the highlight! Philippe and Brigitte know so much about the history of their home, and of the area, and love to share stories. We spent a number of evenings just chatting with them and learning something about the previous 400+ years of the château [it was built in 1589].

The rooms and bathrooms are more than clean, the beds so very comfortable. The room includes chairs and/or a small couch, so spacious. The bathroom was spotless… and the towels! They were SO fluffy and soft! Seriously, Brigitte and Philippe have thought of everything!!

The breakfast is not to be missed… freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh pastries, delicious fresh fruit, homemade jams, cheese and ham, fresh bread and wonderful butter, and pressed coffee! Great way to start the day~mostly we did not eat lunch after such a feast!

The heated pool was a plus, we had some warm weather and were able to enjoy it as well as meander the grounds and play with the dogs!

This is a great location for exploring the beaches of Normandy, Charbourg, Mont Saint Michel, Caen, Honfleur, and the like. We got great recommendations from Philippe for both places to visit/see and places to eat.

We can’t thank Philippe and Brigitte enough for making us feel at home away-from-home! We will definately be uback to visit when we are again in the area… we also want to see how the new gardens take shape [altho’ the current ones are gorgeous] and make sure Philippe doesn’t have any more minor « accidents » with the back-hoe!

Teri G.
“Perfect!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

My family had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful chateau for two nights in early July! Everything about the experience was simply perfect! The chateau and its grounds were beautiful and immaculate. We had a 2 room suite, the suite and bath were spotless and beds very comfortable. The location made it very easy to tour Normandy by car. We would be remiss if we did not mention our hosts, Brigitte and Phillippe. They were welcoming, gracious and wonderful. We loved Phillippe’s stories and Brigitte’s homemade jams and fresh orange juice were delicious. Thank you for a marvelous visit. Our only regret is that we only had two days to enjoy our visit.

Bauermej
“A Jewel of Normandy”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I spent three nights in this beautiful, wonderfully maintained chateau. We used it as a jumping point to tour the Normandy area by car and were not disappointed. It was quiet and comfortable.

Our hosts were most pleasant and gracious. Philippe was full of facts and stories of the property and the surrounding areas. He suggested we take a side trip to Honfleur during a day trip to Rouen, and it was one of the the high points of our trip.

We foolishly jumped out to an early start two of the three days and missed breakfast in the magnificent dining room. Our mistake.

The grounds were immaculate and the swimming pool looked very inviting. We didn’t have time to try it out during this visit, but maybe next time.

We would not hesitate to return and strongly recommend you consider staying here if you are in the area.

Ann K.
“Lovely hosts and 5-star accommodations”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Chateau de Beneauville is superlative in all categories. It is a gorgeous historical property that is beautifully maintained both inside and out. The rooms are large, the bathrooms attractive, clean and updated. Wi-fi works well. It is well situated to visit the D-Day beaches. However, the best attribute of this chateau is the couple who owns it , Philippe and Brigitte Augais. They are both charming, friendly and hospitable. Philippe is a great story teller and Brigitte an excellent cook, who serves a beautifully appointed and delicious breakfast..which includes fresh orange juice.

My husband and I took our children and grandchildren to Paris and Normandy this summer. We were a group of 12 (aged 70 down to 6) and spent 3 nights at the chateau, June 18-20. We occupied every nook and cranny of the 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are suites, and were all very comfortable. After returning from the D-Day sites, most of the group headed for the attractive heated pool, and one evening we enjoyed wine at the bar by the pool. When we left, we all felt like Brigitte and Philippe were part of our family, and we hope that they will come to visit us in Houston. We are grateful to Philippe and Brigitte for providing an unforgettably beautiful experience for our whole family.

Connor MK.
“Extraordinary setting and hosts”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

The first thing that comes to mind is that it is even more beautiful than the gorgeous photos on the website! As most of us know, that is rarely the case. The warmth of the hosts, Brigitte and Philippe, as well as the lush landscape and breathtaking views from your bedroom window create a very magical place that was incredibly difficult for all of us to leave. We were lucky enough to stay for three nights while exploring the D-Day beaches of Normandy.

Jacques B.
“Excellent swimming pool”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful suite in a great chateau. Magnificent (heated) outdoor swimming pool. And the breakfast was excellent too. Lunches and dinners are not on site (Cabourg and other locations are near). We’ll look forward to returning there !

Jennifer P.
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our experience was lovely at the chateau, Philipe and Brigitte are charming hosts, loved the architecture, and their property was heaven. Spent many nights by the pool snacking and enjoying wine. They have a friendly horse named Dancer who is darling, and the dogs that await your arrival after a long day. Philipe suggested a lovely Italian place in Deauville for a dinner out! Amazing!

Our room was quiet and peaceful, we will definitely be back to visit this Chateau!

Mart M.
“A Wonderful Place!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I, unfortunately, only had one night at the chateau, but it was a wonderful experience. Brigitte and Philippe were great hosts and we only wished we could stayed there longer. The rooms are beautiful! It was hard to believe that the chateau was built hundreds of years ago.

Rein L.
“Our best stay in Normandy”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent unfortunately only 1 night in this wonderful chateau as that was planned earlier, a couple of days should be minimum to enjoy everything and hopefully we can find this time in the near future. The chateau is charming and cosy, thanks to Philippe and Brigitte we felt ourselves very waited. The rooms are full of fabulous history and personal touch, at the same time very well equipped and the bathroom was perfect! Even during our short stay we enjoined the lovely pond and excellent clean outdoor pool. Our best dinner in Normandy was booked by Philippe nearby and the breakfast table was full of fresh berries and juice and bakery! Philippe was also very helpful in further trip planning in Normandy. Final voting of the best overnight during our trip gave this chateau the far outstanding first place!

Valentina and Andrea
“Our best stay in Normandy”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent unfortunately only 1 night in this wonderful chateau as that was planned earlier, a couple of days should be minimum to enjoy everything and hopefully we can find this time in the near future. The chateau is charming and cosy, thanks to Philippe and Brigitte we felt ourselves very waited. The rooms are full of fabulous history and personal touch, at the same time very well equipped and the bathroom was perfect! Even during our short stay we enjoined the lovely pond and excellent clean outdoor pool. Our best dinner in Normandy was booked by Philippe nearby and the breakfast table was full of fresh berries and juice and bakery! Philippe was also very helpful in further trip planning in Normandy. Final voting of the best overnight during our trip gave this chateau the far outstanding first place!

Alexander B.
“A place you have to be in Normandy”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were looking for a Chateau well situated in Normandy, to visit many places around. When we arrived we were surprised how wonderful the Chateau is placed in a beautiful park. We have been warmly received by Philippe.
The rooms are authentic. Not refurnished for tourists! This make you feeling, you really live in this Chateaux. Every thing in this Chateau is authentic. Exactly what you are looking for, when choosing such a place.
The breakfast is amazing with eggs from the Chateau’s farm. Also fresh orange juice and homemade marmalade.
The garden offers a big swimming pool and a place to relax.
A lot of very good restaurants are very close. All recommendations we received from Philipp has been top.
Unfortunately we had to leave after 5 days, as the Chateau was booked out.
This is a place we would like to go back again…..

Sue
“Chateau Chic”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

My sister, girlfriend and I, had the pleasure and opportunity to spend two nights in this faithfully maintained and elegantly decorated chateau. We were very impressed from the moment we drove through the long park drive until our final farewells.
Our hosts Brigitte & Philippe, were charming and generous and our rooms were bespoke decorated and immaculately clean.
The living rooms were decorated with Phillipe’s impressive hunting treasures which were presented in an authentic manner of South African Bwana.
Breakfast was presented by Brigitte in her elegant breakfast room with beautiful linen and locally sourced produce along with Phillipe’s hand picked berries – delicious!
Thank you Brigitte & Philippe for welcoming us into your beautiful chateau and making us feel at home.

Alain
“ENCHANTES”
Avis écrit le 26 septembre 2013

Château et parc merveilleux, chambres exceptionnelles, hôtes sensationnels et toujours à votre écoute, prêts de vous, séjours formidable.Nous conseillons le château de Bénéauville pour un séjour reposant et pour également visiter la Normandie car il se trouve près des principales villes et de la mer.

Andrea
“An escape from reality!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a lovely place with a charming host and hostess! The Chateau is like a fairytale, lovely rooms, an awesome breakfast and lovely surroundings. Perfect when you would like to escape from the outerworld! Do borrow the bikes and make an excursion in the area, do visit the nice restaurants in the surroundings and when sunny – spend some time along the poolside! Enjoy!

Judith H.
“Beautiful Chateau”
5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2013
I stayed with my family at this Chateau in August for 5 days and had a lovely time there. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and the Chateau itself is just wonderful. It is a beautiful building and is beautifully decorated and very well maintained, as are the extensive grounds. Our room was huge and the bed very comfortable. There is also a lovely pool area; very clean and attractive. The breakfasts too were delicious. i cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Stayed August 2013, traveled with family

John J.
“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2013
We had the opportunity to stay at Chateau de Beneauville for three days. I can not overstate what a wonderful B&B this is. The accomodations are just fabulous. After spending a week in Paris we headed to Normandy. At the end of our three days in Normandy we all agreed that we should have allocated some additional time to stay and explore in this area. My college age daughter and her friend stated that staying here was one of the top highlights of the 12 day visit in France.

We loved our stay at Chateau de Beneauville as something very, very unique. The accomodations were excellent. It is as if you are in a 5 star hotel on an very intimate scale. The Chateau is on 25 acres of luxurious grounds. Philippe and Brigitte, the owners, could not have been more gracious hosts. Wonderful hospitable folks. They went out of their way to ensure that our visit was top notch and enjoyable. We really enjoyed meeting them and hearing of their world travels. They provided us with the most fabulous breakfasts each moring served in the dining room. Wonderful way to start the day! At night they took the time to open a bottle of wine and spend time with us before we went off to dinner.

Bavent is near Cabourg and we had very enjoyable meals at the restaurants Philippe recommended. Maybe somewhat surprisingly, they were some of the best dinners we had during our stay in France. We would have liked more time to just explore around the coast. Maybe next time.

The Chateau is a wonderful spot to use as a base to explore the area. We rented a car and it is an easy drive from Paris on the A13. We stopped in Giverny to see Monet’s summer house and gardens where we had a very enjoyable lunch and visit. Then we cruised the back roads to Bavent. We took a day to go to Mont St Michel and Bayeaux. Then we spent a full day with a guide getting a historical perpsective on the WWII D-Day event (Utah/Omaha beached and museums and cemetaries). Fascinating and we could have used an additonal day to explore the other three beaches.

Hopefully you get the sense that we truly enjoyed our stay at Chateau de Beneauville and in Normandy. We wished we had had more time to just relax on the grounds. We would love to again visit the area in the future. We would definately stay at the Chateau again and we have already recommended it to three friends who have plans to travel to the area in 2014.
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Stayed May 2013, traveled with family

Amaury d.B
“Un accueil chaleureux dans un cadre maginifique”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2013
Notre weekend au chateau de Bénéauville fut vraiment très agréable. L’accueil chaleureux et attentionné des propriétaires, l’authenticité des lieux, le parc parfaitement entretenu, les chambres très spacieuses, tout est parfait pour passer un weekend inoubliable en Normandie. Sans oublier un bain dans la très belle piscine, que ce soit en fain d’après midi ou au reveil…
Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple

Susanne B.
“das Herz schlägt höher…”
Reviewed June 21, 2013
Wir hatten ein Wochenende Erholung und Frühling am Meer gesucht und gefunden! Ein wunderschönes kleines Schloss, ein herrlicher großer Park mit wundervollen Bäumen, sehr herzliche und charmante Gastgeber, hochwertig und stilvoll eingerichtete Zimmer und sehr sehr gute Betten! Das Frühstück am Morgen, im Esszimmer des Hauses, lässt keine Wünsche offen und wir haben den Beginn des Tages mit der Herzlichkeit der Gastgeber schon bestens begonnen! Das Wetter war zwar nicht immer sonnig, aber der geheizte Pool war zu einladend und bereits Anfang Mai schon zu nutzen. Wir haben mit zwei Kindern ( 9 und 11 Jahre ) zwei Übernachtungen dort verbracht und sind schweren Herzen zurück nach Paris! Der nächste Aufenthalt ist jedoch bereits gebucht!
Stayed May 2013, traveled with family

Alexandre
“A ne pas manquer!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
Ce château est loin d’être banal: avis aux amateurs de B&B vous ne serez pas déçus. Nous avons aimé son décor intérieur et extérieur, son emplacement privilégié qui permet de découvrir les perles de Normandie et plus encore l’accueil chaleureux des propriétaires. En amoureux ou en famille, vous régalerez vos yeux et votre appétit car le petit déjeuner est digne de nom. Un réel moment de détente au rendez-vous…
Traveling group: En couple

Marc R.
“exceptionnel endroit”
5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
les propriétaires du chateaux sont des gens tout a fait chaleureux qui vous conterons l’histoire de cette merveileuse demeure un endroit de tranquilité absolue pour ce ressourcer en toute sérénité;les chambres sont somptueuses,le petit déjeuner n’a pas son pareil;les jardins sont parfaitement entretenus;de nombreuses possibilités de visites dans cette belle région de basse Normandie. Un incontournable si vous passez dans cette région.
Traveling group: En couple

Paul G
“Idéal”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
Remarquable chateau plein de charme de par son architecture atypique et ses jardins, où une quiétude toute particulière ce dégage de ce domaine…L’ accueil y est fort agréable, les propriétaires vous parleront autant d’histoires du chateau que de chasse. Je vous conseil un séjour de 3 jours afin de profiter des activités annexes à la région… Pour conclure en un seul mot: Splendide
Traveling group: En couple

David B.
“Confortable et agréable”
4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
Nous y avons séjourné une nuit avec une réservation à la dernière minute. Nous y avons passé un très bon moment.
Petit déjeuner copieux et frais. Chambres spacieuses et propres. Le château est à 5-10 minutes de la mer mais se trouve également à 15 minutes de Caen. La situation est idéale. Je le recommande!!!
Traveling group: En famille

En Famille
“Un château exceptionnellement agréable et chaleureux”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
Séjour de deux nuitées en famille. Accueil très chaleureux par les propriétaires qui nous transportent dans une vie de château. Visite commentée du magnifique domaine et des aires communes du château. Chambre des parents attenante à la chambre enfant (adolesc): magnifiques et dignes des châteaux royaux de la vallée de la Loire (plafonds, cheminée, tapisserie). Grande salle de bain avec tout le confort moderne (y compris des débarbouillettes ! On voit que les propriétaires ont pensé à tout pour satisfaire leurs invités) et une décoration de très bon goût. Petit déjeuner: chaleureux, frais, de qualité, abondant et pour tous les goûts, dans la salle à dîner magnifique… Piscine extérieure avec bar / rafraîchissements. Très sympathique de pouvoir socialiser avec les autres visiteurs. Tout près des plages du débarquement et de Bayeux. Coût très très raisonnable compte tenu de la grande qualité du séjour dans son entier. Un séjour inoubliable !

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