- An elegant hideaway set in the Normandy countryside, Château La Chenèviere Hotel is a gracious 18th-century château surrounded by attractive gardens and parkland close to historic Bayeux and the WWII landing beaches.
- Enjoy a heated outdoor pool, tennis court, inviting bar and gastronomic cuisine reflecting the flavours of Normandy.
- Former 18th-century mansion and farm, with authentic period features and a rich history.
- Exclusive wine cellar overseen by in-house sommelier.
- Chef Didier Robin creates gourmet menus inspired by traditional recipes, using produce grown in the hotel’s garden.
- Major D-Day sites nearby include the US cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, the Pointe du Hoc battlefield, and the artificial harbour at Arromanches.
- The château itself is set in walled grounds, well back from the main road between the cathedral town of Bayeux, home to the famous Tapestry, and the little-changed fishing village of Port-en-Bessin.
- It’s the majestic ancient trees – including cedar, sequoia and stunning ginkgo belobas – that give the estate its timeless, unhurried character.
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.
The grounds are full of surprises. For example, you will discover a tennis court with open access to guests staying at the Château.After a full day of touring, challenge your friends to a good-natured doubles match in an extraordinary environment.
Bicycles are available free of charge to guests of La Chenevière.There is no shortage of routes to take around the Château. Set off to tackle the small Norman roads on a quick outing or a longer excursion.Follow the sea air as you embark on an exploration of the coastline, or instead opt to delve into the green countryside of the Bessin region.
La Chenevière has its own authorized helipad. Not only can newlyweds make a stunning arrival for their wedding reception at the Château, but it is also a stopping or starting point for helicopter tours which fly over the WWII landing beaches, the beaches at Arromanches and Deauville, the town of Honfleur, the city of Le Havre, and Normandy Bridge. An original way to admire the region from above.
Graciously poised above the sparkling shores of the Mediterranean, Belles Rives is a legendary Art Deco mansion with sweeping sea views from rooms with impressive balconies. Expect a unique experience where the mantra is ‘subtle extravagance’ with culture, sports, relaxation and great food all part of the daily mix. The former home of Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, the Belles Rives’ bold Art Deco styling and blue striped awnings has a nostalgic ring reflecting the riotous glamour of that heady era. Today, time spent on the private beach and balmy evenings in the piano bar and dining by the water’s edge recreates the chic elegance of those bygone days.
Head to the Hotel Belles Rives’ private beach and pier for some sun bathing and a swim or try one of the many water sports available. Relax into your luxury break with an indulgent massage in one of the private Cabanas on the beach or take a Valmont beauty treatment at the Belles Rives Beauty. Then, dine at La Passagere, 1 Michelin Star on the waterfront terrace with its unsurpassed sea views – the epitome of Mediterranean chic.
Each room has its own unique design which harmoniously combines ancient charm and modern comfort. Each of these pastel-shaded rooms delivers elegant comfort in their own way, while providing a cosy and romantic atmosphere.While the guest rooms are light and uncluttered, with sumptuous beds, spotless modern bathrooms and lush robes, the antique accents of the fixtures and fittings – and the floral wallpaper – are very much in keeping with the château’s history. Several larger rooms and suites, in the former stables alongside, have private balconies or patios.
Our Classic Rooms are particularly well-suited to couples and short stays.Decorated in pastel colours, their gentle brightness is further accentuated by tall windows facing the park. They stand apart for their classical style which recalls French art of living. Warm and comfortable, they have all the necessary conveniences to make your stay a pleasant one. In each one, you will find a soothing atmosphere, conducive to rest and relaxation.
La Chenevière has 16 Deluxe Rooms with one double king bed or two single beds. Two of them are fitted out for people with reduced mobility.You can also request one of the two Deluxe Rooms which have their own private patios.The woodwork and the walls bedecked with rustic motifs imbue them with inimitable cachet, that melds with the overall style of the Château. For a stay permeated by romanticism.
Executive Deluxe Room
Light and spacious, this room covers more than 30 m² and accommodates two guests. Its understated décor blends the contemporary with the ancient, mixing exposed beams and wood flooring with modern furniture.The special feature of this room, unique at the Château, is its marble bathroom opening onto the room.Couples will appreciate this comfortable, modern cosy cocoon. Perfect for a getaway for two.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable stay in one of the six Junior Suites at Château La Chenevière.These large suites offer the refined comfort of the beautiful old country homes of yesteryear. The décor emphasizes elegance, with special attention given to the colours and ambiance. The marble fireplaces, gorgeous draperies and the carefully selected furniture make each suite a luxurious place of refuge.
The four suites are the four largest rooms at the Château. In addition to the bedroom and bathroom, each one also has a separate lounge area.Like all the rooms at La Chenevière, they are all decorated individually, in a style in keeping with the rest of the establishment. You will find lovely hues and subtle harmony here.Endowed with elegance and romanticism, the suites at La Chenevière are like luxurious, warm nests where you will feel perfectly at home.
The showpiece dining room, Le Botaniste, offers a stylish contemporary take on classic Norman dishes. On set menus – chef Didier Robin complements the likes of braised veal or poached sole with ingredients from the kitchen garden, where they grow everything from fresh lettuce and mint to rhubarb and kiwi fruit. Copious breakfasts feature honey from the hotel’s own bees. Lighter summer lunches in the separate Petit Jardin, in a secluded garden, are prepared on a wood-fired grill. While the lawns make a superb setting for a sunset drink, there’s also a speakeasy-style cellar bar, Zanzibar.
Refined, inventive and seasonal, Chef Didier Robin’s cuisine invites you to a fine dining experience, Normandy style. Creations with subtle flavours to enjoy with one of the wines from our cellar, hand-picked by our sommelier from amongst the best vintages.
Le Petit Jardin
In a romantic, rustic setting, Le Petit Jardin awaits you in the Château’s park. The menu focuses on fresh, high-quality products, all locally sourced. Le Petit Jardin will open in 2019 for your lunches, dinners, cocktail dinners and corporate events.
Zanzibar is the hotel hidden bar decorated by the owner’s collection of travel souvenirs. This speakeasy discreetly invites guests to enjoy a drink after their meal. Its Calvados-based cocktail menu guarantees a fun and unique experience.
The elegant grounds encompass beautiful gardens, including the hotel’s vegetable garden, an orangery, bee hives a heated swimming pool.
With its deck chairs, parasols, palm trees and more, the Château’s pool area will welcome you in a lush green setting. The outdoor pool is heated from May to September and also has a children’s pool.A real haven of peace on the Château’s grounds, providing you with privacy and tranquillity, sheltered by its high stone walls.