10 iconic Normandy MICE venues

With some of these venues, their very names are the stuff of legend. Others stand out for their historic heritage, exceptional architecture, stunning backdrop or remarkable traditional character. These inspiring places bring people closer together and are flagship venues in Normandy when it comes to corporate events and business gatherings.

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Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville (Calvados)

There could hardly be a more iconic venue, the very first hotel of the Barrière Group, opened back in 1912. On a stretch of seafront immortalised on the silver screen, it counts among its 271 rooms one suite named Un homme et une femme, after Claude Lelouch’s famous film, in part shot here. This is a place for when you’re after an exclusive address for an upmarket gathering or reception that’ll make an unforgettable impression.

Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville (Calvados)
Barrière

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L’hôtel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville
14804 Deauville

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La Ferme Saint-Vaast – Fibre de lin (Calvados)

Head into the countryside some 10 minutes south of the city of Caen to learn about the very trendy production here of flax, the speciality at this family-run establishment practising mixed farming. Flax has a long history in Normandy, as you can learn on a discovery trail, while the house can be reserved for gatherings of up to 50 people. This makes a really unique and original place at which to organise a business gathering.

La Ferme Saint-Vaast – Fibre de lin (Calvados)
© Mathilde LEFEVRE - Ferme Saint-Vaast

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La Ferme Saint-Vaast – Fibre de lin
14540 Le Castelet

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Château de Lantheuil and its gardens (Calvados)

A few kilometres from the D-Day Landing Beaches, this 17th-century château provides a chic setting, taking you back in time with its period furniture and formal French-style gardens. The atmosphere is both traditional and exclusive. The reception rooms can be given over to small-scale events, while the grounds can be used to host refined entertainment.

Château de Lantheuil and its gardens (Calvados)

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Le Château de Lantheuil et ses jardins
14480 Ponts sur Seulles

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Château de la Crête (Manche)

The well-named Château de la Crête stands in an exceptional location in the resort of Granville, looking to sea and down on a wild stretch of coast. The views across the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel and to the Chausey Islands add a memorable dimension to any event held in this elegant home. There are four reception rooms at your disposal (for up to 200 seated), plus two large outside spaces.

Château de la Crête (Manche)
©Château de la Crête

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Le Château de la Crête
50400 Granville

5.

Château de Carrouges (Orne)

Thinking of organising an event in a major historic monument? It’s possible here, in this centuries-old fort built during the Hundred Years War, that has kept its moat and memories of famed royal visitors. This prestigious building belongs to France’s Centre des Monuments Nationaux, which can rent out one of its reception rooms to you for gatherings of up to 140 people, along with use of the grounds.

Château de Carrouges (Orne)
© D. Bordes / Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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Le Château de Carrouges
61320 Carrouges

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Le B’O Resort - Meetings & Events (Orne)

To refresh participants in both mind and body, that’s the aim of this resort in the thermal spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne, in the splendid natural setting of Les Andaines Forest. You can get back to the source of well-being in so many ways here! For business gatherings, the place offers a fine mix of work, sporting and leisure activities. As well as accommodation comprising 158 apartments, there are over 25 meetings rooms available.

Le B’O Resort - Meetings & Events (Orne)
B'O Resort - Meetings and Events © Philippe Delval 2013

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Le B’O Resort - Meetings & Events
61140 Bagnoles de l'Orne

7.

Château d'Argeronne (Eure)

Some 100km from Paris, the Château d’Argeronne makes a majestic destination at the gateway to Normandy. The building, boasting 350 years of history, strikes quite a pose with its stately staircase and extensive grounds, plus the nearby forest. The setting lends itself to many permutations, with room for gatherings of up to 400 people. Among the attractions are a lovely historic vaulted reception room, a gîte and an equestrian centre.

Château d'Argeronne (Eure)
CHAMB-pommier-doux-chateau-d-argeronne ©DR

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Le Château d'Argeronne
27400 La Haye-Malherbe

8.

Moulin de Connelles (Eure)

This timberframe mill has many a tale to tell thanks to its long history and visitors here feel like they’re stepping back in time. Just 1hr 30mins from Paris, it stands on its own private island, the Seine flowing by. With its unique, typically Norman setting, this 4-star establishment has 13 rooms, a traditional gourmet restaurant and two reception rooms, making it ideal for small business gatherings.

Moulin de Connelles (Eure)

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Le Moulin de Connelles
27430 Connelles

9.

Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville (Calvados)

Like a hamlet nestling in the countryside, this ensemble comprising an historic manor house and 9 cottages offers typical Normandy charm in rather exclusive surrounds. You’re not far from the fashionable resort of Deauville and all its events, a mere 10 minutes away. The discreet 4-star luxury afforded in the 27 rooms and the very well thought-out decor make this an ideal venue for an upmarket event. There’s a 45m2 space well suited to business meetings too.

Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville (Calvados)
Les-Manoirs-des-Portes-de-Deauville © L.Fourre

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Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville
14800 Canapville

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Château de Sissi (Seine-Maritime)

As its name indicates, this 18th-century home had the honour of welcoming Empress Elisabeth of Austria in her day. It has preserved a certain Belle Epoque elegance, set in 11 hectares of grounds boasting fine trees. It all makes a truly delightful place for a business gathering, what with its 28 rooms and 6 reception rooms… or then you might consider it for a garden party, so close to the cliffs of Normandy’s Alabaster Coast.

Château de Sissi (Seine-Maritime)
Château de Sissi - Sassetot-le-Maucondit ©Château de Sissi - Sassetot-le-Maucondit

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Le Château de Sissi
76540 Sassetot-le-Mauconduit

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