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Welcome to the superb historic Pavillon Normandie! Come and discover a peaceful retreat situated in a beautiful English style park. Nested in the heart of the Cotentin, discover Barfleur, recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Guests can also explore Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue, a lovely harbour, part of the UNESCO World Heritage and plenty of other breathtaking places.Pavillon Normandie has been fully beautifully renovated offering a state-of-the-art design while still retaining the charms of the original property.
The Pavillon is located 25 km West of Cherbourg. Drive around the historic landing beaches and discover your own history with or without a guide. The Pavillon can be rented for a week or for long week-ends.Pavillon Normandie is located on the Cotentin peninsula in the West end of Normandy. It is 20 km/12 miles East of the port of Cherbourg.
The nearest train stations are either Cherbourg or Valognes. The train trip from Paris to Valognes takes about 3 hours, and the closest airport is Maupertus which is around 10 km/6 miles from Tocqueville and 10 km from Cherbourg.If you were to wander through the park of the Pavillon Normandie, you may be surprised to fall upon a pair of German blockhouses: in fact, they are part of what, at one time, was known as The Atlantic Wall. Indeed, Pavillon Normandie is also located on that part of the Atlantic coast that was heavily fortified and at the very end of the strategic right flank of the Normandy invasion by American, British and Canadian Allied forces that took place on 6 June 1944: D-Day. In the pre-dawn morning of that fateful day, this entire area behind the beaches of the Cotentin Peninsula was blanketed by troops of the 82nd and the 101st US Airborne Division in order to surprise their enemies and cut off the beachheads from reinforcements. Later, at dawn that same morning, forces of the US 4th Infantry Division (the â€œIron Horse Divisionâ€), under the personal command of Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., stormed ashore at Utah Beach and began the liberation of Europe.At Pavillon Normandie you are near the heart of this right wing of the invasion: Utah Beach and Saint-Mere-Eglise are a mere 36 km (22 miles) away. The town of Carentan, scene of bitter fighting, is 54 km (33 miles) away as well.Moving further east, you will encounter the rest of the key sites where the critical events of that fateful day took place: Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and its moving American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, the Invasion Museum at Saint Lo, the British and Canadian beachheads of Gold, Juno and Sword, the Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches, Pegasus Bridge, and the dramatic Memorial of Caen, as well as many other interesting historic museums and monuments along the way.While sojourning in the area, within a short drive from Pavillon Normandie you will have the possibility to discover all of these important parts of the history of the Second World War (partial list below).- Utah Beach 36 km (22 miles)- Saint-Mere-Eglise 36 km (22 miles)- Carentan 54 km (33 miles)- Pointe du Hoc, 79 km (49 miles)- Omaha Beach 89 km (55 miles)- Ouistreham 140 km (87 miles)- Pegasus Bridge 136 km (84 miles)- Arromanches 106 km (65 miles)- Memorial Museum in Caen 126 km (78 miles)For those who are particularly interested in French history, there are many other historic sites in the near vicinity. For example, you can visit the nearby town of Bayeux, which features a crown masterpiece of French Medieval history: the Tapestry of Bayeux, which pictures the conquest of England by William the Conqueror and was crafted by Queen Mathilda, his wife. The spectacular site of Mont-Saint-Michel and the British Channel Islands are close at hand and make excellent day-trips. There are also a multitude of smaller local, but equally interesting, sites to visit nearby in this historic region of France.Pavillon Normandie Interior The Pavillon is comprised of 5 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Pavillon Normandie opens into the entrance hall which leads to the salon and lift with access to the 3 floors.
On the ground floor there is a dining room area for 12 people, kitchen and a fireplace area. It is an ideal space to relax in front of a magnificent 16th century "cheminee" or enjoy a book in one of the secluded corners.
On the first floor, you will find the Barnett Room with 18th century Soho tapestry. Along with the charming octagonal Pink Room with en-suite bathroom. The first room is fitted with a bathtub and the second one with a shower.
On the second floor guests can stay in the Bazoches room which overlooks the pond and has a private shower. The Ming room offers a stunning four poster bed and bathroom with bathtub.
The Tocqueville suite is located on the last floor, with a four poster bed and beamed ceiling. The room has a private bathroom with a tub. On the same floor guest can be entertained in the home cinema room.FacilitiesWi-Fi/Internet accessWi-FiAll bedrooms en-suiteTennis court on siteWheelchair AccessCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCaretaker/owner lives on siteExtrasMaid service includedChef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)
Our party of nine people (four adults and five teenagers) had a magnificent stay at the stunning chateau. The grounds are gorgeous and we enjoyed walks, jogs, tennis and some bike riding. The hospitality was outstanding and we were well looked after by the manager who was an expert on the area and on Tocqueville family history. Housekeeping was fantastic and tailored to what we wanted. Sightseeing in the area is plentiful and profoundly rich with history. The pictures are spot on and yet don't do justice to this fantastic and lovely home. Nothing will disappoint! I would love to return someday soon. Enjoy!