Hotel Reine Mathilde
, 23 Rue Larcher, Bayeux, Basse-Normandie.
Ideally located in the historic Bayeux city centre, Hotel Reine Mathilde will provide you with a calm base for exploring the wonders of old Bayeux on foot. This old house that has been tastefully renovated with relaxation and comfort in mind.
At the heart of the medieval city, the Hotel Reine Mathilde with its restaurant and south-facing terrace is your invitation to an experience that is both gourmet and relaxing. With a superb location, a view of the cathedral, a warm atmosphere and an attentive team, everything is here for a great break in Normandy!
The rooms and suites that have been carefully decorated, each with a contemporary flair and pastel colours. Some have a view of the cathedral at the front while others look over the River Aure that passes through Bayeux. For that extra dose of freedom, there is also the choice of a studio with it’s own kitchenette and dining area. Or for extra space choose the suite (for two) or the family room (for up to five).
All rooms at Hotel Reine Mathilde come with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a direct phone line, a safe, and a private bathroom with shower and hair-dryer. The beds are topped with soft duvets.
In the morning, enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet including pastries, cereal, bread, yoghurt, jam, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee, cappuccino and tea. The “Garde Manger” restaurant is a welcoming setting, indoors or on the sunny terrace with a view of the cathedral and the Aure. Meals are created from local produce (meat and fish), with “brasserie” dishes, homemade burgers, daily specials, a gourmet set menu, a children’s menu and salads. As well as this, there are crêpes, ice cream, pastries for well-earned tea or coffee breaks, selections of nibbles, cocktails, wine by the glass and Normandie cider.
Within a short distance of the hotel you’ll find the many museums, the Notre-Dame cathedral, the famous Bayeux Tapestry and the city’s traditional timber-frame houses.
And who was Reine Mathilde? She was Queen Matilda, the rightful monarch of England who fought a civil war against the usurper King Stephen. After her defeat, she retired to Normandy to live out her years until her son was able to take the throne.