Ok, you have to drive to stay here, but it is very much worth it. The hotel is located in the edge...more
Route de Bayeux, Crepon, 14480, France
Good for: Couples
rte Bazenville, Crepon, 14480, France
Good for: Families
Don't be afraid of driving in Normandy. For Americans, it is actually quite easy. The French drive on the same side of the road as we do, traffic was not bad (in August), the roads were good, and navigation was manageable. I rented from one of the major European brands, but many familiar names offer rental cars in France (start searches on you favorite search engines and add Autoeurope and Europcar to the list.) You can rent a car at most train stations, airports and near any ferry terminal. Before you leave home buy the Michelin REGIONAL maps for the area you plan to visit(512 covers Normandy.)
A few simple things. The road signs are toward the next city or town. You really need to know what is in the direction you want to go in. Route numbers are not always marked, and sometimes when they are the markings are tiny and hard to find. If you look for the signs to the A84 you may never find it, if you look for the main road from Mt. St. Michel to Caen, you can't miss it. It takes a little while to get use to navigating this way, but it really works well. You will encounter traffic circles. The easy general rule is that unless otherwise marked, cars entering the circle must yeild the right-of-way to cars already in the circle. An Arie is a service plaza. Beware of trafic cameras, they just mail you the traffic ticket, if you don't pay it the retnal car company charges it to your credit card. Public transportation is limited in Normandy and places like Crepon can only be reached by car. Driving is easy, fun, and you will get to see places that timid tourists never see.