Exterior photo ©Pamela Barrus; interior photos courtesy of l'Hostellerie du Château
Double rooms: 89–108
Family rooms: 120 euros
Open: 1 February until
Bricquebec is located on the Cotentin Peninsula, south of Cherbourg where routes D902 and D900 intersect. The nearest rail station is at Valognes.
On site: museum
Nearby: horseback riding; swimming; tennis; golf; historical D-Day sites
If these walls could speak! Pass through an ancient stone archway and the monuments of a medieval world are revealed before you.
A 14th-century keep rises straight ahead, but if you look just to the left, you’ll see the former great knights’ hall—now reborn as accommodations for 21st-century travelers.
At this friendly hotel (English is spoken), you can relax, bring the kids, and make plans to explore the region—many sites of Normandy are just under an hour away.
Guest rooms are comfortably furnished with occasional antique pieces. One has the remains of an old circular stairway; others have mullioned windows.
Thick columns, heraldic shields, and an open fire carries out the medieval ambience in the hotel dining room. You’ll also see local diners who come to enjoy the excellent cuisine and presentation. A menu for young children is available upon request.