Le Grand Hard
This charming hotel-restaurant and recreation domain is located in the picturesque village of Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont only five minutes from Utah Beach, famous for the D-Day landings. The ‘Musée du Débarquement d’Utah Beach’ is pnly a short cycle ride away.
Le Grand Hard is situated in a stunning nature reserve (‘Le Parc des Marais’) where you can explore the lush Cotentin peninsula. It is surrounded by miles of coastline with many sandy beaches. Enjoy the region’s natural and cultural heritage by bicycle or mountainbike, car or on foot while staying in a warm, romantic, and very welcoming setting.
There’s much to see: picturesque villages, quaint fishing ports, impressive ‘manoirs’ and castles that bear witness to a rich history. It sometimes seems that time has stopped!
We can provide maps (with or without GPS) with cycle routes of different distances on paved roads as well as mountain bike tours (through pastures and fields, rural paths and dunes). If you prefer a sophisticated outing it is possible to arrange picnics, oyster tastings, and sunrise tours with breakfast at Le Grand Vey, you name it…!
Nearly new and professionally maintained mountain bikes are available, as are helmets, pedals, water bottles, racks and bags. Of course you are welcome to bring your own bike and use all Le Grand Hard’s facilities; there’s locked storage available and a complete workshop with basic bike tools. As bikes often get dirty, there are also facilities to wash them – hoses, high-pressure wash and brushes, plus a sink and dryer for clothes and shoes.
This «hôtel de charme» is the perfect getaway: there are 11 double rooms, 4 of which are superior rooms. Additionally, there are 5 duplex residences for 4 people, one of which is of ‘superior’ standard. Whichever room you choose, you’ll find it cosy, tasteful and authentic.
Le Grand Hard is closed in wintertime (from Dec 1 until March 31).
At all other times prices are:
Double rooms are 115 Euros/night
Superior rooms are 125 Euros/night
Family room (4 pers) is 180 Euros/night
Breakfast is 15 Euros/pers
Half board (breakfast + menu of the day) is 38 Euros/pers
Bike hire is 19 Euros/day