- Château d’Audrieu is located in the heart of the Normandy countryside in northern France, between Caen and Bayeux, just over 2 hours from Paris. The elegantly proportioned château offers the warm welcome of a family home, and is set in 62 acres of parkland and gardens.
- The château expertly mixes the traditional and contemporary. Externally, the château is a historical monument and the original architecture remains largely unchanged. Inside, rejuvenation work reflects the early 1700’s when the château was built, whilst incorporating the warmth and comforts of a modern luxury hotel.
- The château itself has four room types, which offer views across the gardens, park or the majestic court. Bedrooms range from the comfortable Classic Rooms, to the spacious Suites, with their separate living rooms. Alternatively, choose the Luxury Tree House, which includes a terrace area within its 70-square-metre footage, plus a bathroom with a bathtub. Perched in the trees, this accommodation offers an exceptional panorama of the gardens.
- The large restaurant is painted bright red in a colour known as ‘Terre d’Égypte’. The menu includes fresh seasonal produce from the garden. A 600-bottle wine cellar offers a wide selection of wines, incorporating the vast majority of France’s wine-producing areas, as well as several from across Europe and beyond. The sommelier’s ‘favourites’ list is provided for those who would like some guidance.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
“This discreetly luxurious property has an endearing friendliness that makes it much more than just a hotel. We offer our guests a chance to experience château life. Its soul and grandeur make this a magical place, where a history that stretches back to the 11th century comes back to life. Guests can enjoy a 5-star property that respects the original and listed architecture of a historic monument and discover the art of living à la française. In an 18th-century setting, they can take advantage of all the comforts of the 21st century. ”
A few miles away from the Château d’Audrieu, step back in time and experience the raw emotion of D-Day. On 6 June 1944, American, Canadian and British troops landed on Normandy’s beaches to free France from Germany’s deathly grip. Arromanches, Juno Beach (Courseulles-sur-mer) and Omaha Beach are just some of the beaches made famous by this devastating event. An unmissable stop-off and a crucial chapter in French history.
The Caen memorial is a tribute to France’s history. Sweeping exhibition spaces explore key events of the 20th century such as WWII, the Invasion of Normandy and the Holocaust. A fusion of memory and high emotion, the Caen Memorial is an essential part of any trip to Normandy.
A unique piece of Roman art, the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry depicts 58 scenes across cloth measuring 70 meters wide and 50 centimeters high. The embroidery illustrates the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, with a total of nearly 650 different characters, monuments and animals. The tapestry is a precious slice of history and a testament to Franco-English relations.
“Nestled in the heart of Calvados, the Château d’Audrieu is the ideal place for a gastronomic journey. Rich in culinary and agricultural specialities, discover delicious and varied produce. Our apples, the basis for our cider and Calvados, are the very best to be found anywhere. Our milk comes about thanks to the expertise of our producers and the passion that drives them as they rear their Normandy cattle. Sample produce made from this milk, such as butter, cream, livarot (the oldest cheese in Normandy) and Pont-l’Évêque. The Normandy coastline is equally rich in seafood: it is the leading region for scallop fishing, the biggest producer of Pacific oysters, and also produces mussels. The region has plenty to offer”.
“My thirst for discovering new things coupled with my exciting career alongside top Michelin-starred chefs allows me to offer a cuisine that is both simple and delicious. By showcasing the flavours of the huge range of products from Normandy and vegetables from the château’s kitchen garden, I want to offer everyone who comes to eat at “Le Séran” a unique experience. ”
Do you like staying in places that are out of the ordinary? Does a night in a hotel have to be all about originality as far as you’re concerned? Why not stay up in the tree tops? With a surface area of 25 m², a terrace and a bathroom with tub, this sky-high suite offers exceptional views of the English gardens at the Château d’Audrieu. An experience that combines luxury with the extraordinary!
Château d’Audrieu, located between Caen and Bayeux, offers the opportunity to travel back in time. This 18th century edifice, listed as a historical monument, offers the warm welcome of a family home. The elegantly proportioned château is set in an extensive 25 hectares of wooded grounds and gardens. Hesitate not a minute longer, all the charms of Normandy await you at Audrieu! Turn the pages of history and discover not only the beaches of the D-Day landings, but also Bayeux and its famous Queen Matilda’s tapestry, Caen – the city of the Dukes of Normandy -, and Mont-Saint-Michel – a treasure of French heritage -, not to mention the restaurant’s gourmet delights.
The history of Normandy lies in its chalky cliffs, its D-day beaches and the walls of Chateau d’Audrieu. This family-owned manor, set upon 62 acres of parkland, dates from the 1700s, although its roots reach back to the 11th century. Its noble heritage is evidenced by the royal coat of arms, along with plentiful antiques, gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. A multiyear renovation ups the opulence factor with a Sothys spa and fresh appointments in the 29 guestrooms and Luxury Tree House. Le Séran restaurant has a new red hue and seasonal menu focusing on local ingredients.
Guests can enjoy a 5-star property that respects the original and listed architecture of a historic monument and discover the art of living à la française.
Comfort and simplicity. Rooms have beautiful views over the gardens, the 62 acres wooded park and the cour d’honneur.
Fully renovated rooms. Located on the first or second floor or in our private villa 10 meters away from the Castle.
Spacious and Comfortable Junior Suites with views over looking the gardens, park and main majestic court.
Discover our Romantic Suite and imagine yourself as a Queen or a King for one night.
Luxury Tree House
For you, hotel night rhymes with originality? It is well perched in the trees that you will spend your stay! With a total surface area of 70 m², with a terrace, a bathroom with a bathtub, this suite from the top of the summits offers an exceptional panorama of the English gardens of the Château d’Audrieu! An experience that combines luxury and unusual!
Nestled in the heart of Calvados, the Château d’Audrieu is the ideal place for a gastronomic journey. Rich in culinary and agricultural specialities, discover delicious and varied produce. Whether you are having a dinner for two, a family dinner or a dinner with friends, “Le Séran” is a welcoming restaurant where simplicity and high range gastronomy meet perfectly. The fresh seasonal products from the garden will delight all palates!
The Restaurant "Le Séran"
The Chef Olivier Barbarin proposes a continuous renewal of the menu of the Château d’Audrieu’s restaurant, which has been named “Le Séran” as a tribute to the history of the Château. The restaurant contains three dining rooms on the ground floor. It has been immersed in a warm atmosphere with a strong colour: The “Terres d’Égypte” red! Two of the three rooms have also been decorated with grey, whilst the central room, the “sanctuary of gastronomy” according to the Chef Olivier Barbarin, is completely red from the walls up to the ceilings and the damask curtains.
La Terrasse Restaurant
At weekdays, lunch is served on the terrace.
Impressive Cellar And Wines
In the first dining room, a generous wine cellar with 600 bottles covers an entire wall between two doors! A rich range of over 200 different wines has been selected, most of which represent French vineyards as well as some from Europe and the New World. The wine menu includes a page called “Coups de Coeur” (favourites), dedicated to the recommendations of the Sommelier. Mr Olivier Héricher, Sommelier and Food & Baverage Manager of the Château, recommends wines, champagnes, cocktails, soft aperitifs and liqueurs. After his first work experience at the Plaza Athénée, he started out at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, a 5* establishment, which is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
A Balance Between Passion And Gourmandism
Since March 2009, Olivier Barbarin is in charge of the gastronomy of the Château d’Audrieu. He started out cooking as an apprentice alongside d’Antoine Sachapt. Then he continued his journey with famous French Chefs, including Pierre Orsi*, Dominique Toulousy**, Roland Mazère**, Jean-Claude Leclerc*, Michel Hulin*, Jean-André Charial**, Olivier Brulard**. “My desire for novelties and discoveries very naturally led me towards cooking. My numerous experiences have shaped my personality and allow me to offer a both simple and gourmet gastronomy to the guests of the Château d’Audrieu.”
The Bar Le “1715” And The Sommelier
The bar, which used to be on the ground floor, is now located on the first floor of the château in an air-conditioned lounge, a comfortable area with ancient decoration. All the original oak panelling has been preserved. This panelling comes from the Juaye-Mondaye Abbey, of which the family was a founding member of the château. This welcoming and convivial bar offers all the comforts of the 21st century, whilst enhancing the elegantly decorated historical setting.
Wrap yourself in well-being. Our Hotel Spa by Sothys, is the place to relax and feel rejuvenated after a long day of visiting our beautiful region.
A large pool set in the heart of the park. Set slightly away from the Château, a tranquil heaven. The outside swimming pool is heated at 25°C. Special towels are available in the changing room as well as pool slippers that you can acquire at the reception.
Our Hotel Spa by Sothys, is the place to relax and feel rejuvenated after a long day of visiting our beautiful region. What is better than a visit to our Spa for a massage, facial and a workout in our fitness room. Not to forget our outside heated swimming pool to end your day on a good note. To organize your special treats, please contact the front desk.
The hotel’s spa offers rejuvenating massages and facials, and includes gym facilities.