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La Ducrie La Ducrie - a medieval castle offering chateau B&B holiday accommodation near St Lo, Normandy, France, close to the historic WW2 landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont St. Michel.

The British owners of La Ducrie (The Duke's House), Vivienne and Joe Helling have decided to share the beauty and tranquillity of their historic Normandy home by offering B&B or full board accommodation to the more discerning visitor.
We are proud to have earned a large number of favourable reports on the respected travel web site (enter La Ducrie in the search box), and we always do our utmost to ensure that guests have a truly memorable stay with us.
Alternatively, the whole castle may be rented for group stays for up to 11 persons of 1 week to 1 month.  The cost depends on what services are required.

Special fully-inclusive Christmas and New Year breaks can also be tailored to suit groups of 6 or 8 persons.

Built in the 15th Century, La Ducrie is a fortified Norman castle protected by a moat now graced by ducks and black swans. The house was originally constructed for the Dauphin who became Louis XI of France.  The house later became the home of the Tax Collector for the St Lo region, then in the late 15th Century it became home to a long line of French Dukes. Today, the house receives travellers from across the world. It is comfortably furnished with many interesting antiques and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.  The perfect place to forget the stresses and strains of normal daily life.

* Stay B&B in a real Norman Castle at competitive rates
* Five comfortable rooms all with en-suite or private facilities (4 Double, 1 Twin)
* Tea & coffee making facilities in all rooms
* Groups may rent the whole castle by the week.  Enquire for full details!
* Special 3, 5 or 7 day Christmas and New Year breaks available for 6 to 10 persons
* Collection and delivery to/from ferry ports by arrangement
* Just 55 mins from Cherbourg, 60 mins Caen, 90 mins St Malo
* 20-45 mins from all landing beaches, 30 mins Bayeaux, 60 mins Mt St Michel
* Quiet, rural setting with 27 acres parkland, meadows and orchards

* Leisure facilities include giant chess, boules, croquet, 800M Category 3 river frontage

As La Ducrie is moated, we cannot accept children under 14 years of age other than by prior agreement. Young adults of 14 and older however, are openly welcomed provided they are respectful to other guests and not disruptive!  Also, we must advise that the castle and its island are strictly non-smoking areas.  You are however welcome to smoke in the meadows and orchards.

Although a B&B establishment, and a private home, we do offer quality 4-course evening meals to guests who wish to join us.  Restaurants abound from cheap and cheerful in the village to high-class in St Lo or the surrounding villages.  We are not licensed to sell alcohol but we will happily serve yours in our private bar free of any 'corkage' charges.

All Normandy veterans and their families are especially welcome at La Ducrie. The end of May and the beginning of June are particularly busy so early booking is essential. We can arrange escorted tours of the Normandy beaches on request.  Please ask for costings

Christmas and New Year are also peak times.  Again, please book early to avoid disappointment by E.mailing details of your accommodation requirements to B& and we will respond as soon as possible.

La Ducrie is for the select few, not the young and rowdy.