Best Design Hotels - D-day Beaches & Mont Saint Michel

The History Behind D-day

There are five main beaches that were used during D-day. Those being Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Each beach has its own story, its own experience, and its own history. D-day happened on June 6th of 1944, when the beaches were filled with American, Canadian, and British troops through the Normandy invasion during World War II.

Filled with history and new discoveries, this is a beautiful destination to visit, experience, and to pay respects. This area brings to life the reality that was faced on D-day. Experience for yourself the atmosphere, history, and land where many lost their lives in the pursuit of peace and freedom.

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 and is deeply rooted in French history. Surviving through many wars, occupations, and a plethora of historical time periods, this is an absolutely breathtaking destination. Through different architectural styles, reinvention, and its inspiring story of creation, this is truly one of France’s most memorable destinations.

Best Design Hotels – D-day Beaches + Mont Saint Michel

La Maison Pavie

La Maison Pavie, named after a remarkable world traveler, Mr. Auguste Pavie, this hotel features influences from his travels, nobility, and destinations throughout the environment. The presence of Indochina is seen through the logo, interior design, and architecture of the building. A historical destination paired with a historical stay; this atmosphere brings to life the narrative of the past.

Each room is pleasantly named after a plethora of Asian cities that are inspired by the wonderful adventures of Auguste Pavie.

Enjoy a splendid breakfast in the dining room, where light seeps in from every corner, bringing the love of food, adventure, and quality time to life. With homemade meals, freshly squeezed juice, and featuring her famous Breton shortbread, this experience will surely become a core memory.

Balthazar Hotel & Spa – Mgallery by Sofitel

Balthazar, a five-star hotel that lies in the center of Rennes, places you in an atmosphere with endless history, art, and opportunities for curiosity. Contemporary and elegant this luxurious townhouse gives a modern feel to the historical environment.

The beautiful La Table de Balthazar is an exquisite restaurant featuring innovative flavors, unique spices, and excellence. With creations prepared by chef Benjamin Jourden, simplistic elegance is delivered with every dish.

Spa Nuxe, is an atmosphere where the devotion to wellness is felt throughout the entirety of the element. With kind colors and soft light peaking in, the feeling of serenity fills you instantaneously.

Chez Laurence Du Tilly

This intimate accommodation, Chez Laurence Du Tilly, offers three different delightful apartments. As always, it’s the little things that matter. From a beautiful fireplace, and fresh bread for your arrival, to everything you and your family need for your stay, you are sure to feel right at home.

This cozy stay is located in the elegant area of Caen where historical architecture and buildings are seen as far as the eye can see. Closely located to the botanical garden, it makes for a beautifully peaceful location.

Historical is every sense, make sure to stop by the Memorial of Caen, which is only a short and splendid walk away.


Manoir’Hastings, the definition of a charming stay and Normandy’s beloved boutique hotel, you can find yourself in a peaceful environment where relaxation is of utmost importance. The perfect stay for a romantic weekend, this loving environment welcomes its guests with open arms.

Perfectly located to allow you access to two beautiful areas – Caen and Ouistreham, giving you the ability to explore the entire region. This historical stay grants you access to reminisce on the beautiful castle, abbeys, and more.

With a grand number of activities, this hotel provides you with fine dining, shopping, and beach activities galore.

Sloan Koester

By Sloan Koester in Event , Region , Art and Culture