Bed and breakfast in Normandy, b&b Normandy close to Normandy Landing Beaches
CHAMBRES D'HOTES - BED AND BREAKFAST 101e Airborne
26 Rue 101eme AIRBORNE 50500 CARENTAN - MANCHE
Phone: 0033 (0)233 710043
Mobile: 0033 (0)671 424843
b&b Normandy, Nancy and Pascal are delighted to introduce you to their 1920s period bed and breakfast, b&b offering five spacious, comfortable and tastfully furnished en-suite bedrooms. Situated in the historic town of Carentan in the heart of a regional natural park, the central location of the Guest House provides an ideal base for exploring the countryside and coastline of the Cotentin Peninsula, with its historic sites such as the Normandy Landing Beaches and Coutances Cathedral.
Prices start from 60 Euros for tow people breakfast included.
All breakfasts are served with some homemade products as marmelade, bread, yogurt,...
Our B&B is just 10 minutes from St Mere Eglise, 40 minutes from Cherbourg, 1.5 hours from Mont St. Michael and 2.5 hours by train from Paris St Lazare.
Complimentary Internet access is available by WIFI or CPL and a computer is at your disposal for checking your e-mails.
- Origins of Carentan
Its history goes back to Antiquity. At first, a fortress that defended the entrance to the Cotentin marshes in Middle-Ages. The access to the city was possible through the west door coming from Saint-Come and by the east door, coming from Saint-Hilaire. The castle was situated on the actual Place du Valnoble. In 1346, Edward III of England seized the town and ordered the destruction of its fortifications. Many of the possible activities or tours are available starting from our house. Please find some ideas below:
- Dead Man's Corner museum
D-Day Experience, come to live the landing! In June 2015, The new 2500m² site of the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center.
- Le pont-canal de Carentan
Only 10 minutes away from our house by foot, it is a unique construction that sees the local highway passing under the little canal which joins Carentan harbour to the river and to the sea. Opened in 1994, it's 615 meters long for 10 meters high, at its highest point.
One of the first French towns liberated by the Allied forces in 1944. During the night of June 5th, while residents were trying to put out the burning of a house, t he first paratroopers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division were dropped over the town. Many of them were killed by the Nazis before to touch the ground. As one of the soldier's parachute got trapped in the church tower, a mannequin is hung there in remembrance.
- La pointe du Hoc
Situated in Criqueville-en-Bessin, it is the top of a 30 meters high cliff which is in fact right between Utah and Omaha beach. Therefore, it was a really strategic point for the Allied forces during World War II and the shell holes in the ground bear witness to a harsh bombing.
- Collevile American Cemetery
Situated in the little town of Collevile-sur-Mer, and inaugurated in 1956, it is the biggest cemetery dedicated to the American soldiers who died in Normandy during the battle for freedom. The thousands of white crosses, made of Carrare marble, and facing the beach where most of them dies, is probably the one place to see during your stay. It is also in this cemetery that set the opening scene of Steven Spielberg's 1998 movie "Saving Private Ryan" (when the "old" James Ryan comes to mourn on Captain Miller's grave).
RCS 810 904 425 COUTANCES