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      Do we stay at one place?     Yes. It's more relaxing. It also saves the hassle of packing and moving on. So we radiate out each day.


"Le haut de la Tuilerie" 

is a fully renovated 17th century Norman "colombage-style" house standing on a hillside Le haut de la Tuileriewithin 1,5 hectare of gardens called 'Le Tertre'. The grounds consist of a large orchard with a variety of fruit, a designed flower garden with lovely terraces, a natural pond and a vegetable garden.

Le haut de la Tuilerie


There are three double bedrooms.
Two of these spacious bedrooms have their own separate exterior entrance at the lower level.       
They are situated on the east side of the house, overlooking the valley, catching the early morning sun. Each room has King size beds.
The large bathroom, shared between these rooms, has a shower, two washbasins, bath, bidet and toilet.
The third bedroom is on the upper level again with its own exterior entrance and ensuite shower room

Le haut de la Tuilerie

Le haut de la Tuilerie
These two rooms share a beautifully appointed bathroom, shower, wash basin and toilet facilities.    Le haut de la Tuilerie






Within 2 miles of Camembert (cheese!). It is equally close to Mont Ormel - the Corridor of Death - and the Battle of the Falaise Gap. Mont Ormel was the 'Gap' through which the German 7th Army was escaping and was sealed by the Poles in August 1944. During that horrific 4 day battle 10,000 German soldiers perished.

Your hosts Theo and Marion can help give you inside knowledge of the area.
They have good humour and will help make your stay relaxing, informative and enjoyable.


Exmes bedroom     

"Exmes"     Maybe you would like to stay in a 17th century town house that has been occupied by the same family since 1888.  

Exmes house     
4Kms from the National Stud of Haras du Pin "the Versailles of Horses", the village of Exmes dominates the valley of the Dive river, offering exceptional views.
Situated in the heart of this charming village full of history, we offer two double bedrooms each with ensuite facilities in this wonderful 17th century family house that has been occupied by six generations of the same family since 1888
Exmes dining  








Travelling & Transfers:-

How do we link up if we:-
1) fly-in to Paris?
2) are already in France?
3) are in Southampton UK?
4) are in London UK

  1. Paris: Catch the train from Paris St Lazare to;- Lisieux and we will pick you up at the station.
  2. France: Catch a train to Lisieux, usually via Paris and we will pick you up at the station.
  3. Southampton: With cruise ships terminating at Southampton, crossing to Normandy is relatively easy: Take a taxi ride to Portsmouth and catch the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistreham where we shall be waiting to pick you up. If you send an email we will try to make this transfer as easy as is possible for you.
  4. London: You have a couple of options;
    a) Go via the Chunnel to Paris and catch a train from Paris St Lazare to Lisieux.
    b) Go down to Portsmouth and catch the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistreham where we shall be waiting to pick you up.

Standard sea crossings to, and from, the U.K. take approx. 6 hours.
At the end of your tour we will deliver you back to the Station or Ferry Port for your onward journey.

What kind of vehicle do we Tour in?
VW Caravelle
      You will be touring in the comfort of a
      7 seat, Volkswagen Caravelle.
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Bookings / Reservations

When should we make a booking?    Should we book early?
Yes, book as early as you can. This is a small company and so there are only a limited number of places (6) available at any given time. Once you have decided on your holiday movements it would be prudent to reserve a place.
It would be especially prudent to book if you are forming your own group. It would avoid losing the dates you want.
We are quite willing to 'pencil you in' as it helps give us an idea of the forthcoming year's requirements. However, a reservation is only considered 'firm' on receipt of a deposit.
If you have any doubts, please ask by e-mailing -
What do we do if the dates we want aren't shown on the schedule?
Ask for the dates you want.

European local currency is now the Euro
How much do I need? You require money for entrance fees to museums, gardens etc. (approx. 8 euros pp), lunches whether they are in a Bistro (approx. 15euros pp) or picnics (5 euros pp) and 2 evening meals taken in local Bistros/ Restaurants (approx. 20 euros pp).
150euros pp should cover you adequately. Money can always be obtained at an ATM.

Special Requirements
If you have special requirements e.g. Diet etc. etc., please inform us, so that we are able to help you.
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