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. Discover the Rooms & Suites. Guests can enjoy a 5-star property that respects the original and listed architecture of a historical monument and discover the art of living à la française.
The Château d’Audrieu is closely linked to Normandy's history and its most famous representative, William the Conqueror. William the Conqueror - He became William II of Normandy in 1035 after the death of his father. He turned Normandy into a powerful duchy, which was independent of the Kingdom of France. Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings, William became King of England in 1066. His epic is illustrated by the Bayeux Tapestry, a precious embroidery from the 11th century, listed on the Memory of the World register by the UNESCO and preserved in the William the Conqueror Centre in the town of Bayeux.
Architecture & Decoration - The château, listed as a Historical Monument, remains unchanged. However, inside, the architect Philippe de Lanouvelle, in charge of the renovation of the château and agreement with the new management, decided to “rejuvenate” the whole interior whilst enhancing the spirit of the time when the Château was built (1715) and improving comfort.
A timeless, relaxing environment - A magnificent park, the charm of the “white garden,” the vegetable garden's aroma, and a calm swimming pool on the edge of a forest. The Château d’Audrieu rejoices in a 50 acres park and 12 acres of gardens landscaped in 1985 by Louis Benech. They include a Jardin à la française (French formal garden), an English garden, the “white garden,” the “rose garden,” and a vegetable garden.
Dining - ''Le Séran Restaurant'' - Rich in culinary and agricultural specialties, 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 local seasonal products from the garden and cooked by Chef Olivier Barbarin will delight all palates! ''La Terrasse'' - From breakfast to late hunger pangs, each hour has its little treat! Different location & programs, discover the tasty proposals to satisfy every desire. ''The Bar Le 1715'' -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 paneling has been preserved. ''Meet the Chef'' - 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**.
Spa & Wellness - Wrap yourself in well-being. The Hotel Spa by Sothys is the place to relax and feel rejuvenated after a long day of visiting the beautiful region. ''Spa by Sothys'' - What is better than a Spa visit for a massage, facial, and a workout in the fitness room. Not to forget the outside heated swimming pool to end your day on a good note. ''Outdoor heated swimming pool'' - 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 26°C. Special towels are available in the changing room and pool slippers that you can acquire at the reception. Yoga Lesson in the flowery park - On Sundays, enjoy an initiation class of Yoga in the beautiful Park.
Outdoor Activities - 30 minutes drive from D-Day beaches. Around 20 minutes from the well known Memorial Museum of Caen, the Château d'Audrieu is perfectly located to discover all the Day sights. Also, discover the richness of Normand terroir - biscuits factories, cheese making, or distillery. Let yourself be tempted by water sports or enjoy an amazing view of the Normand landscapes from the air. Don't forget to plan a day to visit Mont Saint Michel, considered the 8th wonder of the world.