Hôtel Tardif

Bayeux, Calvados

Climb the curved, suspended staircase to spacious rooms, serenely furnished by the knowledgeable Anthony, whose English is impeccable


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A mid 18th-century house in the centre of Bayeux, this is an architectural jewel. It was built for a botanist who worked at Versailles and specimen trees still stand in the grounds. In those days, carriages would rumble through the archway and enter the central ‘cour d’honneur’; still cobbled, the yard is an exquisite spot from which to glimpse a fascinating range of building styles. Delighted to share all he knows about this house and its history, Anthony, with impeccable English, is an exceptionally generous young host. Inside are white walls, parquet étoile floors and a curved and suspended staircase, one of only two in France. And such beautiful things: antiques and tapestries, brocade chairs and gilt-framed mirrors, a grand piano and a chandelier from Compiègne where the Empress Josephine lived. Bedrooms are elegant, spacious and sober, in keeping with the history. One bedroom, on the first floor, is a listed ‘monument historique’, its panelling immaculately revived in regulation browns and golds. Other rooms have pale stone walls; all are uncluttered and serene. What value!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast €10. Restaurants walking distance.


Nightly price
from €125
Extra bed €20. Breakfast provided in apartments for surcharge.
7 Apartments for 2
From €250
5 Doubles
From €125


The Tardif is sophisticated, small and personal. The beautiful flower filled garden is such a wonderful surprise in the heart of bustling Bayeux, as is the swimming pool with a fabulous view of the cathedral. A real gem!

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anthony Voidie

  • Located 100m away from the famous Tapisserie de Bayeux and the Cathédrale Notre Dame. The British cemetery and the Sunday market are only 500m away!