We Love —
- Imagine sharing a bed with kings, queens, lords, ladies and revolutionaries. At Chateau de Canisy you will be staying in an ancestral home, voted one of the 7 wonders of the Manche region
- Take in views over 300 hectares of manicured parkland, verdant forests and shimmering swan lakes. Normandy is also a gastronic paradise, with some of France's best seafood, cheeses, beef and apple brandy
- Enjoy an upgrade to a Chateau Superior room, or why not choose to upgrade further to a Chateau Deluxe room!
Your Destination —
Chateau de Canisy is located in the heart of Normandy’s stunning countryside on the wooded Contentin peninsula. Normandy is a region that runs over with rich and vivid history. Its name derives from the Vikings, or ‘Northmen’, who settled in the region in the 9th Century. The region comprises a dramatic 500km coastline, including the famed D-Day Landing beaches, lush rolling hills and charming patchwork farmlands, bustling market towns, and historical landmarks such as Caen, Bayeux and Rouen. Famed for its cider, calvados and cheese, it is also a region prized for its seafood.
Located 8km from Saint-Lo, 60km from Caen and less than 300km from Paris, Chateau de Canisy nestles amid verdant parkland and picturesque lakes, part of a 300 hectare forest and farm estate. Within its walls another world awaits, where coats of arms guard ancient secrets, priceless antiques sit by ancestral portraits, and vast tapestries weave threads of legends.
Your Hotel —
You could spend a week exploring the Chateau de Canisy’s sprawling estate without once covering the same grounds. It is an ideal setting for a leisurely stroll or a brisk constitutional, a rural idyll that invites contemplation and encourages the art of conversation.
Restaurant & bar
Turn down service
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Classic Room with an upgrade to a Superior Room. You may also chose to upgrade to a Deluxe Room which can be done so during the next stage of the booking process.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. Just for you: Welcome drink.
Chateau de Canisy and its surrounds are a bon vivant’s paradise. Allow yourself to be tempted by a veritable smorgasbord of the world’s greatest produce, from both land and sea. Feast on freshly shucked oysters and the region’s famous Calvados apple brandy. The Normandy countryside is famed for its dairy farms and apple orchards. Here, exquisite cheeses breathe: Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Évêque, Brillat-Savarin, Neufchâtel, Petit Suisse and Boursin. The butters and creams are sinfully delicious too. Take a gastronomic grand tour but be back in time for dinner. Your convivial hosts wait at table, where chateau specials, time-honoured Normandy favourites and rare vintages are served.
Step back into a world where dressing for dinner is de rigueur, where lavish banquets are served in halls that ring with history and Normandy’s legendary produce complements time-honoured recipes cooked in traditional countryside kitchens. Ponder the perfect spot for a picnic non-pareil on the Chateau’s rolling lawns and shaded groves.
Your Time —
Chateau de Canisy’s vast and verdant grounds are the stuff picnic dreams are made of. Bicycle to a shaded spot and pamper yourself with a hamper full of cold cuts, cheeses, fruits and salads, and a glass or two of wine. There’s much to see at Mont St Michel and Normandy’s D-Day landing beaches and a full day out beckons. So allow us to pack your picnic hamper to go. The expansive estate of Chateau de Canisy offers suitable pursuits for those to the manor born, or recently arrived. Archery, cycling, clay pigeon shooting and hot air ballooning are among the other aristocratic pastimes on offer.
In the chateau itself, browse a library of timeworn tomes, appreciate family heirlooms and explore medieval cellars. In the salon de musique a string quartet strikes up; in a private discotheque concealed in a cavern, night owls shake booties and hoot.
Wine & Calvados Tasting - For a most palatable diversion, sniff and sip your way through some of France’s best wines at the exclusive Wine Tasting Experience. Then there are the diverting pleasures of an impeccable selection of Calvados to savour.
Mont St Michel - Mont St Michel is a marvel of western civilisation and a World Heritage treasure, founded over 1,300 years ago after the Archangel St Michel appeared to a bishop in a vision. It is one of the world’s best preserved examples of medieval architecture and a humbling place to visit, whatever your creed. Over 3 million people visit each year to see its Abbey and Ramparts and to celebrate Mass. This UNESCO site is also where Mère Poulard, the famous chef, founded her inn in 1888 and created famed dishes such as the omelet that bears her name.
Copper Artisans - Villedieu-les-Poêles is known as the ‘City of Copper’, a famed centre of metallurgy dating back to the Crusades. Situated in the southern Manche region of Normandy, next to Brittany, the town’s granite architecture and quaint cobbled passageways and courtyards still echo with the sounds of artisans past and present, working in copper, pewter and brass.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Are not included with this offer.
Car: You can fly from London Southend to Caen airport and then hire a car to drive: 50min/75km. We are unable to offer car hire this time from this airport. HOWEVER, with ports in Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre, Normandy couldn't be easier to reach, you can travel from Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to Le Havre, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Poole to Cherbourg ferry routes and then drive to the Chateau: 1hr from Caen Port, 1 hour from Cherbourg port, 2hours from Le Havre port.