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Mulberry March

Peaceful villages and evocative memorials

Mulberry March

A pleasant walk across flat countryside following the route taken by the British 5th Division – through the pretty seaside town of Arromanches famous for the Mulberry harbour used for landing troops and vehicles during the war. We grade this walk as easy.

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive Bayeuxday 1

    Summary

    Arrive in the medieval town of Bayeux and settle into your comfortable 3-star hotel with time before dinner to explore some of the fascinating town – full of timbered houses and quaint streets. Visit the Cathédrale de Nôtre-Dame and the Hôtel du Doyen.

    Hotel

    Le Lion d’Or, Bayeux Bayeux

    Many famous people have stayed at this hotel, an XVIII century former coaching inn in the centre of the town. There are 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard. Discover Bayeux, medieval city and capital of the area. Le Lion d’Or is in the most authentic quarter of the old town, very close to the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Market days are on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

    Facilities

    • High quality restaurant using local produce - one of the best known in Normandy
    • 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard
    • Good wines, bar, salon for relaxing and Internet facilities
    • Outdoor terrace for summer relaxation
    Cuisine
  • 2

    Bayeux to Arromanches-les-Bainsday 2

    Summary

    A trip to Bayeux isn’t complete without visiting the famous Tapestry, which tells the tale of the Norman Conquest in 1066. Then pick up some provisions for an al fresco lunch before heading off through peaceful Normandy villages and apple orchards on your way to the evocative D-Day memorials at Arromanches. Your 2-star hotel here is right on the quayside, overlooking one of the landing beaches. Its restaurant serves wonderful food – dine on the catch of the day as you look out across the sea.

    Hotel

    Hotel de la Marine - Arromanches-les-Bains Arromanches-les-Bains

    Facing the sea 150m away from D day museum in Arromanches, the Hotel de la Marine provides an opportunity to revisit history and enjoy the pleasures of a seaside stay.

    Facilities

    • Warm and friendly welcome
    • Sea side location
    • Panoramic restaurant with views along the coast
    • Excellent menu that reflects the seaside location
    • Comfortable rooms all with en suite facilities
    • Some rooms overlook the sea
    Cuisine

    9 mi
    (14km)

  • 3

    Arromanches-les-Bains to Port-en-Bessin-Huppainday 3

    Summary

    Today takes you along the peaceful coastline past numerous war memorials and war cemeteries. You may want to call in at the “Arromanches 360” museum on the hill overlooking the town, where you can watch a short panoramic film made up of archive and contemporary footage, giving an insight into D-Day. You can choose to continue your way along the coastal route with splendid views out to sea, or take an evocative inland path that follows in the footsteps of the No 47 (RM) Commando on the route of their march to liberate Port-en-Bessin. Whichever you choose, there will be plenty of time to pause to absorb the atmosphere before settling into tonight’s hotel in this small port, nestling in the hollow of the cliff.

    Hotel

    La Maison des Bigorneaux Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    In the little fishing port of Port-en-Bessain-Huppain, famously known for its scallop fishing, the Maison des Bigorneaux will offer you calm and peace. Located between the Normandy landing beaches, Arromanches and Bayeux famous for its tapestry, this old wholesale sea-fish merchant house owned by Sophie and Jean-Vincent is really inspiring.

    Every family suite/bedroom has its own ambiance and charm. The owners are very welcoming and might even play the piano for you.
    You will get to know the local fishing activity, its shipyard, its local products and you will enjoy walking on the cliffs which dominate the sea and the port.

    Facilities

    • Spacious and bright bedrooms
    • Large beds
    • En-suite bathrooms
    • Tea and coffee facilities
    • Books and magazines
    Cuisine

    Jean-Vincent will cook his favourite recipes, inspired by the season, while Sophie will set a welcoming table for you.

    Example Menu

    Entrées:
    Poêlée de coquilles St Jacques à la fleur de sel et laurier 
    Soupe de la mer cuisinée au grès des arrivages

    Plats:
    Barbue en papillote accompagnée de son flan de courgettes
    Poule au blanc mitonnée à la crème fraiche de Normandie
    Côte de Porc et sa fondue d’échalotes au vinaigre de cidre, accompagnée d’une compote de pommes au romarin

    Les 3 fromages de Normandie affinés:
    Camembert
    Livarot
    Pont l’évêque

    Desserts:
    La tarte des Sœurs Tatin et son pot de crème
    Le fameux fondant au chocolat
    Les pommes au four à la crème de cidre

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 4

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain to Bayeuxday 4

    Summary

    Heading away from the coast you find yourself back in the peaceful Normandy countryside for a final day of walking along quiet pathways through fields and orchards, with plenty of time for contemplation. Back in Bayeux, you may find time to follow the Old Town Tour with 21 notice boards to help you explore the town at your own pace. Enjoy a final meal at your comfortable hotel in the heart of this interesting and historic old town.

    Hotel

    Le Lion d’Or, Bayeux Bayeux

    Many famous people have stayed at this hotel, an XVIII century former coaching inn in the centre of the town. There are 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard. Discover Bayeux, medieval city and capital of the area. Le Lion d’Or is in the most authentic quarter of the old town, very close to the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Market days are on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

    Facilities

    • High quality restaurant using local produce - one of the best known in Normandy
    • 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard
    • Good wines, bar, salon for relaxing and Internet facilities
    • Outdoor terrace for summer relaxation
    Cuisine

    15 mi
    (24km)

Route & Location

Customer Reviews

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Pricing

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  • £530Price per person

  • The ferry inclusive price includes a mid-week Dover - Calais crossing. Other routes and timings will incur a supplement. Please call us for details.

    NOTE: The price shown including ferry is a starting price and may cost more depending on ferry route.
  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station,change stations in Paris, arrive Bayeux late afternoon. Hotel is a 10 minute walk from station.

    Return Depart Bayeux in morning, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International mid-afternoon.

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