hotels in bayeux Normandy france
Carole’s breakfasts will be the highlight of your stay. She varies the menu according to what’s in season, but when we visited we feasted on a home-made tarte aux pommes, fresh strawberries and other fruit, a selection of local cheeses, orange juice, dried fruits, cereals, natural yoghurts, a great range of breads and pastries, all washed down with coffee or a choice of six types of tea.
After all that, you may not have space for much lunch. For something light, try the Moulin de la Galette which enjoys a lovely setting on the river, or the atmospheric Le Petit Bordelais, which does a yummy and affordable plat du jour .
For a seafood splurge at dinner time, head to the coast to the Michelin-starred L’Ecailler in Port en Bessin, 10 minutes’ drive north. If you don't want to drive, Le Petit Bistrot opposite Bayeux cathedral serves imaginative dishes at very reasonable prices, while La Rapière, just off the Rue St Jean (Bayeux’ main street), offers trad Norman cuisine in an atmospheric setting. Try the timbale du pecheur, a fish stew whose ingredients vary according to what fish has been caught that day.