About ten years after the end of WW II I was invited back to Paris for a Medals Presentation and the person presenting the medals was a woman, and a leader of the largest Resistance group during the war and was the mother of Jacque Forcade, the owners of this beautiful estate.. Over 500 of her followers were arrested by the Gestapo and executed. She was truly a heroine and was caught twice but escaped both times. There is a lot of history to be found here. Due to this trip I came to know her son, Jacque, and we have visited this beautiful estate several times since.
These were the most memorable of all our trips. English is spoken here and the hospitality is outstanding. The Manoir was built in the fourteenth century and the amenities have been brought up to date. Every aspect of the property is truly outstanding. We will never forget these beauthful surroundings nor our host and hostess.
I am 93 years of age and my wife and I are dreaming of returning for another visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation near Bayeux and the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy The Manoir du Quesnay offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation of a high standard. Set amidst the Normandy meadows and farmland The Manor is a typical fortified Bessin architecture complete with towers and spiral staircases with tapestries adorning the walls. Dating from the 15th Century and comprising of two main sections, the Manor House and the Moat House, both overlook the gardens and a large central courtyard. With a splendid sense of space, authenticity, charm and comfort, Le Manoir du Quesnay offers a true taste of Normandy. Le Manoir du Quesnay is situated ten minutes west of the town of Bayeux which is home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and a wonderful array of restaurants and shopping opportunities including the bustling, weekly open market. The D-Day landing beach of Omaha and the US Cemetery is just 6 miles away. Other richly historical and artistic towns and cities such as Caen, St Lo, Mont St Michel, Deauville and Honfleur are all within comfortable driving distances for day trips. All D-Day sites are within easy reach with many interesting museums. Excellent restaurants specializing in seafood are close by at the quaint fishing village of Port-en-Bessin. Perfect for cycling and walking vacations with the central location. To view further information on the Manoir and some of the many diverse activities and cultural interests of the surrounding area please select from the menu on the left. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manoir Du Quesnay Hotel Mandeville-En-Bessin