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Château de Bénéauville
14860 BAVENT
Brigitte and Philippe AUGAIS
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

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Languages:  English 
Credit card accepted: VISA & MasterCard

Département: Calvados (14)

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Château de Bénéauville



 
  Perhaps one of the best words to describe Château de Bénéauville is 'stately', as it exudes elegance and grace ~ both inside and out!  A listed historic monument for over fifty years, this château is situated on 25 hectares of parkland and forest and dates back to 1589 when it was constructed by a builder from Amblie, a small village northwest of Caen.  It was completed in 1592, only three years later, just as the wars of religion were drawing to a close.  The fireplaces are testaments to the taste of the people at the time ~ inscribed with ancient literature, mythology and sacred scripture.  The dining room and bedroom fireplaces, for example, depict Hercules slaying the Hydra.  The hand-painted family crests and baskets of fruit and flowers on the library ceiling are magnificent and dated 'October 8, 1636'.  The dining room ceiling is painted in beautiful landscapes.  Their amazing freshness and crisp colors lead one to believe they were done quite recently!

The history of the château continued with its purchase in 1782 by Pierre-Bernardin Victor Housset de Catteville, treasurer of wars, who lived in Caen.  It was bequeathed by later owners, the Duquesnes, in 1897 to become an orphanage under the auspices of famous women artists including Sarah Bernhardt.  Over the years its ownership changed hands many times until its eighth and current owner, Philippe Augais, purchased the château.

The architecture of the building remained consistent with the exception of two small pavillons added in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that flank the façade.  At the same time, there was the addition of fireplaces on the second floor and wood paneling in the reception rooms.  Guests will notice the fireplace mantel in the library which came from Château de Sully sur Loire.  Once you visit Château de Bénéauville, you will know why it is considered unique and quite special in the Pays d'Auge of Normandy.

Today the château is the much loved home of Madame and Monsieur AUGAIS who are happy to welcome bed and breakfast guests.  There are four lovely and spacious en suite guest rooms.  As mentioned before, the hand-painted ceilings are extraordinary, and guests will thoroughly enjoy them and will appreciate the serene and refined quality of the common rooms such as the salon, dining room and library.  They will find their time at the château unforgettable and will succumb to its charms.

The grounds are also quite appealing with a heated swimming pool and a sparkling pond for those who would like to do some fishing.  There is also a sauna at the château and bicycles are available for those who would like to cycle nearby.  We hope you will book your room at Château de Bénéauville on your next visit to Normandy.
 

 

Rooms:   King bedroom, king suite and two oversized twin suites, each with en suite bath. All suites have adjoining bedroom with single bed.  Total capacity 11 people.2 night minimum stay.  
Prices for two people:
 Chambre Job  (twins) € 220 per night; Suite Rouge (twins) € 190 per night; Suite Salomon (king)  € 250 per night; Suite Hercule (king) € 270 per night or Family suite € 330/with 2 children € 380/with 3 children €420.
Suites: Salomon € 310 for 3 persons, Rouge € 250 for 3 persons per night.
Breakfast
included and is served between 8:30 and 10:00 AM.
Deposit: 
A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking a reservation. 
Cancellation Policy:  More than 30 days before arrival, deposit will be refunded.  If canceled 4 -30 days prior to start date, the deposit will be kept.  Less than 4 days before arrival or in the case of 'no show', the entire stay will be charged.

Dinner: is not offered at the château.  Fine restaurants are nearby in Cabourg, Dives sur Mer, Beuvron en Auge, Caen, and Deauville/Trouville.
Check-in between 5 and 8 PM; departure by 11 AM.
No smoking in the château.
No pets, please.
Telephones not available.  WiFi and satellite TV in media room.

Open 13 May to 17 September in 2017.
On site:  heated swimming pool, fishing, bicycles, park, sauna, ping pong and table football. 
Vicinity:  D-Day landing beaches, tennis, walking and hiking, horseback riding.  Windsurfing, kite flying at the beaches.  Caen, City of William the Conqueror (Mémorial de Caen which is the Center for History and Peace and six other museums; nine impressive churches including Saint-Etienne-le-Vieux and the 11th century Romanesque Saint-Nicolas built on the foundations of William the Conqueror's Men's Abbey).  Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer along Normandy's Côte Fleurie (museums, beaches, aquarium, casinos).

  Directions:

From Paris Gare St Lazare to Trouville/Deauville by train, about 2 hours.  From Gare St Lazare to Caen by train 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours.

From Paris & the North by auto: take the A13 to exit 29B at Dozulé.  Turn right after the toll. At the first roundabout turn left towards Varaville on the D27. At the stop sign in Varaville, turn left onto the D513 (Route de Caen) and drive 3kms.  Caution: automatic radar 70km/h. Just after the D236 road to Amfreville, the château drive is located 50 meters on the right. 

Airport:   Deauville Saint Gatien or Caen-Carpiquet - both 20 minutes to the château.  Owners can arrange transportation to the château from the airports.
Railway Station:  Deauville/Trouville or Caen - less than 20 minutes to the château.
Car Rental Caen rail station (click here)
Car Rental Deauville rail station (click here)
Car Rental Caen Airport (click here)

FranceMichelin Map to Château

  
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Salon Jaune The château Lovely pond Entry Hall Chambre Job
Salon and Library The Château Pond and Pool In The Château Elegant Guest Rooms