- La Villa Lara in Normandy
- Private driver to visit Bayeux Cathedral
- Transport in van to visit the tapestry of Queen Mathilde
- High quality professional car service from Paris to Normandy
La Villa Lara in Normandy
Description of the hotel
Facing Bayeux Cathedral, Villa Lara is a five-star hotel famous for its elegance, refinement and discretion. It is ideally located in the historic center of Bayeux, nestled in a quiet and wooded square, along the river Aure. It is a renowned hotel ranked first among French hotels, second at the European level and third at the world level. The decoration of the hotel has combined elegance with the French and the comfort of a high-end hotel.
The Villa Lara in Normandy has five suites, four family rooms and twenty-eight spacious, soundproofed rooms. Each of them is made of furniture made by the famous French cabinet maker Moissonnier and has a colorful, modern and timeless style. Each room is equipped with an/a :
- extra-long bed,
- sitting area,
- flat-screen LED TV with multimedia services,
- high-speed WiFi connection and regulated air conditioning.
It has a minibar, a fridge, an individual safe and an elegant, spacious marble bathroom with a bathtub and a large shower cabin with free toiletries.
You can benefit from a private balcony and room service. The restaurant offers a breakfast with a gourmet and regional buffet. You can relax with a drink in the Bar-Lounge overlooking the library lounge and its fireplace. For your fitness, a fitness room has been made available to guests. For your business trip, Villa Lara has a meeting room equipped with the latest technologies. The hotel is also known for its gift shop. Free private parking, babysitting, concierge service and a 24-hour front desk are also available. It is a completely non-smoking establishment and accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, pets are not allowed : transfer from Paris to Bayeux in Normandy.
Why staying at Villa Lara in Normandy ?
You will have the pleasure of staying in a chic and casual hotel with a friendly and attentive staff. Side value for money, this property receives a better rating. It offers tranquility in you need being located between the Normandy countryside and the immense beaches including the D-Day beach. From your room, you will have a view of the 11th century cathedral beautifully illuminated at night. You can immerse yourself in the history of the Second World War during your stay as Normandy was the first city of France liberated in June 1944.
This boutique luxury hotel is located near the tapestry Queen Mathilde, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy near the British Cemetery. The Bayeux train station is just nearby and you can easily reach Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360, the D DAY Museum and the American Cemetery and Memorial. For your visit to the city and its surroundings, the hotel offers a bike rental. If you opt for our shuttle service, our destination is essentially from the airport to the hotel.
Private chauffeured car service to visit Bayeux Cathedral
A symbol of Norman Romanesque and Gothic architecture in the heart of Old Bayeux, the Notre-Dame de Bayeux cathedral is a place not to be missed during a visit to Normandy. Dedicated July 14, 1077 and she was at the origin of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Dating from the Gallo-Roman era, it was built on Merovingian ruins.
Architectural point of view
From the architectural point of view, its western facade is framed by two Romanesque towers with semicircular windows at the base of the Gothic spiers. The lower part has five Gothic porches of which only the three of the center correspond to the entrance doors of the cathedral. The tympanum tells us the passion of Christ. The cathedral is composed of side chapels and two-storey transept. Its central tower, which is more than eighty meters high, has opted for a style allowing the transition from square to octagon with its four corners, including the busts of prophets and a Madonna and Child. The chevet, the axial chapel and the Gothic choir are majestic.
The beauty of its organs and bells
The interior nave also has two floors, each dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. The cathedral is also known for the beauty of its organs and bells. It should be noted that the Cathedral Notre-Dame Bayeux has huge windows. It must be recognized that it has combined Romanesque and Norman architecture with Gothic architecture. Jewel intact and still preserved, you have the opportunity to visit. Guided tours of these architectural treasures are organized especially during the school holidays. To make the most of it, do not hesitate to book a private car service in Paris.
Car service to visit the tapestry of Queen Mathilde
Classified as a treasure of humanity and being a true major historical source, the Bayeux tapestry is also called “tapestry of Queen Mathilde” as legend has it that it was Queen Mathilde and her companions who made them . It is said to be the ancestor of comics with a succession of scenes underlined by a text.
The wars of the Middle Ages
These tapestries retrace the wars of the Middle Ages such as the victory of the Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror, October 14, 1066 against the army of the Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson. It also relates the battle of Hastings and the expedition of William and his army to Britain with inscriptions in Latin narrating the events. It has an invaluable documentary value, as it shows us how our eleventh-century ancestors and warriors dressed, how they cooked, hunted and moved, how they also built ships. For its origin, historians agree that the tapestry was ordered by Odon to Saxon craftsmen from the region of Canterbury.
Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Memory Register since 2007
Originally, this long tapestry was intended to “dress” the cathedral of Bayeux. The Bayeux Tapestry has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Memory Register since 2007. It remains enigmatic and mysterious as to the characters that are inscribed on it. What is certain is that it was embroidered with needle of wool thread on a long linen support. Indeed, it is composed of nine linen panels of different lengths, about fifty centimeters high and nearly seventy meters long.
Currently, a room on the ground floor is dedicated to the museum Bayeux. On the first floor, you can know everything about this tapestry. Other than that, you can also discover at the Museum of Tapestry in Bayeux the history of the Viking of Normandy, a presentation of England in the first millennium and translations of texts of the time. It opens its doors to the public every day except during the month of January. If necessary, we can provide a day rental service.
High quality professional car service from Paris to Normandy
Normandy is a land of history of culture and tradition. It contains many places essential as the cliffs of Étretat in still Mont Saint Michel. As a reminder, Normandy is 210 km from CDG airport and 185 km from Orly airport