Champ de Bataille Palace: splendours of the 17th century
In 1651, Alexandre de Créqui, rebel and friend of the Prince of Condé, exiled by Mazarin, decided to have a magnificent palace built to remind him of the splendours of Court. On both sides of a vast main courtyard, stand two elegant twin buildings in brick and in stone in which the ceremonial rooms, superbly furnished, hold rich collections of works of art. The superb parkland covers over 100 hectares of groves, French style flower beds, interwoven box hedging, ornamental pools, terraces, stepped grass banks, lakes, fountains and views.
Did you know ?
The château of Champ de Bataille was built, so it is said, where, in 935, the armies of Robert of Denmark and of the Count of Cotentin Guillaume Longue Epée clashed. The victory of Guillaume gave Normandy its independence.
Enter into the delightful domain of Petite Rivière. Its originality is not the only reason for your stay. The park, the animals, the swimming pool and the timber framed house make it delightfully peaceful. The furniture and decor show a spirit of discrete bohemian. Bed & breakfast, family rooms, gypsy caravans or gites are all available. There are also themed stays on offer. From 75 to 105 € per night for a double room, breakfast included (b&b, suites, caravan). Stays in the gites (accommodation for 4 or for 6) from 200 to 300 € for the weekend and from 300 to 650 € for a week depending on the season. Dinner with the host: 25 €.
DOMAINE DE LA PETITE RIVIÈRE
1 la Plardière - 27170 Beaumontel
Tél. : 02 32 44 17 55