Gîte de la Mare Élan

Periers en Auge, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast

Lots to do at this rural spot with nearby beaches. Return to art and sculpture, large comfortable bedrooms and a relaxing jacuzzi


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


You’re well placed here in deeply serene countryside but only a hop and a skip from sandy beaches, restaurants, shops – and the casino (if that’s what floats your boat). You’ll find a country mansion with a pale face flanked by a half-timbered cottage and old farm buildings, all tickety-boo and with a pleasant outlook over rolling pastures. Bedrooms (three in the main house, one in a separate annexe) are light and bright with some unexpected flourishes – lamps of recycled metal, a shoal of fish leaping over a bed, a mishmash of prints and pictures, sculptures, bright cushions. If anything takes your fancy just ask arty Patricia and you can probably buy it! Your hosts are unobtrusive and generous and all guests sit together at a big table in the breakfast room: tuck in to warm pastries from the local baker, cake, Normandy cheese and apple juice. Borrow a bike to explore, walk for miles, visit cider and Calvados producers or stay home and play ping pong and board games, tinkle on the piano, jump in the jacuzzi (no children) or go and say hello to Reinette the donkey and Alberto the llama. Entirely civilised.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €118
Extra bed available for double rooms, €35 per person per night.
2 Suites for 4
From €188
2 Doubles
From €118


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lionel Ovadia

  • The property has been called "La Mare Élan" because the first owners bred elks... Alberto (the lama) took their place. He's a very nice and sweet lama, a little snob (doesn't like when you touch him) but very curious. Interested in everything!
  • We are quite close the D-Day beaches. You can easily go to visit PEGASUS BRIDGE, the BATTERY of MERVILLE, the MEMORIAL of CAEN, ARROMANCHES and of course OMAHA BEACH and all the cemeteries AMERICAN, CANADIAN & GERMAN.Le MONT ST MICHEL are 1.5 hour drive
  • We have a lot of nice golf courses around the property: BARRIERE de DEAUVILLE, CABOURG, HOULGATE, CAEN, ST GATIEN des BOIS & TOUQUS (L'AMIRAUTE).
  • If you like horses, there are a lot of race-tracks very close by: DEAUVILLE (flat races), CABOURG & CAEN (trotting). You can also visit one of the nicest stud farms in the world (half an hour drive) : Le HARAS DU PIN ( le PIN au HARAS) buiit for LOUIS XIV.
  • CALVADOS is the best place to taste and to buy the famous CALVADOS and CIDER. In PONT LEVEQUE (15 kms) you will find a famous producer: le PERE MAGLOIRE. There you can buy old CALVADOS: 10, 20 or 50 years old