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one of the best words to describe Château de
is 'stately', as it exudes elegance and grace ~ both inside and
A listed historic monument for over fifty years, this château is
situated on 25 hectares of parkland and forest and dates back to 1589
it was constructed by a builder from Amblie, a small village northwest
of Caen. It was completed in 1592, only three years later, just
the wars of religion were drawing to a close. The fireplaces are
testaments to the taste of the people at the time ~ inscribed with
literature, mythology and sacred scripture. The dining room and
fireplaces, for example, depict Hercules slaying the Hydra. The
family crests and baskets of fruit and flowers on the library ceiling
magnificent and dated 'October 8, 1636'. The dining room ceiling
is painted in beautiful landscapes. Their amazing freshness and
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.
grounds are also quite appealing with a heated swimming pool and a
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
like to cycle nearby. We hope you will book your room at
de Bénéauville on your next visit to Normandy.
King bedroom, king suite and two oversized twin suites, each with en
bath. All suites have adjoining bedroom with single bed. Total
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
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.
Deauville Saint Gatien or Caen-Carpiquet - both 20 minutes to the
Owners can arrange transportation to the château from the
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