French bed and breakfasts are plentiful on the Normandy coast, and less so in the interior. They are ideal for the cyclist!
French Bed and Breakfast (Chambres d’Hôtes) are generally excellent and offer in many ways the ideal accommodation for cyclists. You will be much closer to day-to-day French life, meet other travelers, and have a safe place to store your bike overnight.
While it is advisable to book advance accommodation in Paris and Caen, accommodation on the trip itself is best made on the spot without prior reservations. Across most of the coastal region there is ample accommodation, and you do not want to be locked into too-rigid planning. French hotels are approved and checked by official authorities, and are classified into 5 categories and given “stars” accordingly. See the Guidebook for more details.