At a few kilometers away from the city center, Suzy and Bernard Lemanissier will be delighted to welcome you in a quiet, charming green country side in their family home, a big house, which was an old typical Norman little farm built in Caen stones (the ones which have in particular been used to build The London Tower and Westminster Abbey) with oak-beamed ceilings.
It’s a big house from the end of the18 th century, Mr & Mme Lemanissier made the acquisition of this house after a love at first sight and very consciously twenty five years ago, achieved the renovation of this dwelling keeping jealously its traditional features and the use of the country stone. They named it “La Gran’Caye” which means “The big house”.
Big walls protect the rest and the stay of their guests and allow them to take advantage of the quietness and of the freshness of the garden and to park without any difficulty.
They have prepared 5 rooms with all the required comfort asked by the "Gites de France". They are classified 3Čpis(corn ears). Three of these rooms are situated in the main house,two on the second floor, one on the first floor,the latest two are on the groundfloor, family rooms one of which is especially furnished for reduced mobility persons as required by Tourism and Handicap, it is also appreciated by the less young persons who fear a little the stairs even though they are made with Caen stones!!
In the north of the town, the geographical situation is ideal as it is 10’ from the Memorial, the historical center of Caen; and the Castle of William the Conqueror is 15 minutes away, the landing beaches (D.DAY) 25’minutes away, the nearest beach is 14 kms away. HONFLEUR and DEAUVILLE are 45/50’ away; BAYEUX and LISIEUX aren’t far either. A lot of cultural things to do and a lot to fascinate the tourists visiting our area.
Mr and Mrs Lemanissier speak a few words of English (they promise to make an effort) and Mrs Lemanissier speaks Italian fluently, wherever the language used, it’s with a lot of pleasure and warmth that they will welcome you; they’ll do everything possible to make your stay as pleasant as possible, and they will make you share their passion for their region by making you discover all the numerous beautiful sites available in it.
See you soon at La Gran’Caye !