Hotel la Chenevière

History of the Château

Hotel La Chenevière 30 years

of history

1988

In 1988, the castle was bought by Marie-Françoise and Thomas Dicker after having belonged to the Gosset family for 133 years. Together, they decided to transform this charming place full of history into a prestigious hotel, which they named “La Chenevière”, in homage to the nickname given to the building during the hemp fields: “la chenevrotte”. The same year, the hotel is approved and classified 4 stars.

The castle was completely restored in 1988 to become the chic hotel restaurant it is today. La Chenevière now has 29 spacious and comfortable rooms, which harmoniously reflect the elegance and romanticism of its setting. The decoration of each room has been thought individually, but with attention always paid to the preservation of the beauty of the old coupled with modern comfort.

1992

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1994

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2000

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2014

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2018

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Even more

history ?

17th century

In the 17th century, La Chenevière was a huge estate dedicated to the cultivation of hemp, used for the manufacture of ropes and clothing for fishermen. In the 18th century, the estate became the property of the Gosset family, who built a large building and gradually made the farm the nucleus of an important land heritage.

1880

From 1880, Gustave, then Pierre Gosset, decided to develop the farm and to undertake works to improve its living quarters: a floor was added, as well as wooden balconies and a veranda. If the castle today has only the memory of these works thanks to certain photographs of time, it preserves however the vast stables, today transformed into rooms, built at this time to shelter the broodmares and foals of the field, raised and weaned here before being sent to the Stud farm of Barbeville, property of the Foy family which prepared them for the famous sales of yearlings of Deauville. During the Second World War, the estate was occupied by the Germans.

1940

From 1940, a stewardship unit resided on the property whose facilities could shelter between 70 and 80 horses. The soldiers of the Third Reich lived in the outbuildings, although some officers stayed in the main house during certain periods. The Chenevière became the headquarters of the high German officers. Telecommunications stations were installed and many trucks, motorcycles and cars were stored there.

1944

During the night of 4 to 5 June 1944, on the property of the Château, Armand Lapierre, a member of the Allied, took part in the “Grand Coupure” with the aim of destroying the German communication lines around the Chenevière estate before the landing on 6 June 1944. A commemorative plaque was unveiled on 4 June 2016 in his honour in the Château’s park. At the time of the Landings, there were no more Germans in the house and the Royal Army Service Corps succeeded them. The commune of Port-en-Bessin and Chenevière became the crossing point for the fuel needed to continue military operations. Pipes were installed, half a dozen of them around the property, which cross the village to the town of Commes, where the tanks were located. Behind the house, a pumping station fed the vehicles of the troops transiting through the artificial port of Arromanches.

1988

In 1988, the castle was bought by Marie-Françoise and Thomas Dicker after having belonged to the Gosset family for 133 years. Together, they decided to transform this charming place full of history into a prestigious hotel, which they named “La Chenevière”, in homage to the nickname given to the building at the time of the hemp fields: “la chenevrotte”. The same year, the hotel is approved and classified 4 stars.