Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 328 9 Originally a mill driven by the River Seulles, the Château du Baffy was built around 1735, with extensions added in the late 18th and early 19th Century. The mill was dismantled in 1840, but some remains are still visible. During WWII, the Château’s owners were the Vignerol family who all refused to depart when the Germans overran the area and used our fine manor house as a headquarters. During the 1960s, the Château was converted into a hotel. The nearby Château du Creully housed the BBC war correspondents and their radio studio from June-July 1944. At the same time, Field Marshal Montgomery had his tactical headquarters there which Winston Churchill visited. The Château & Local History With over 280 years of heritage, the Château du Baffy is much more than a base for your tour... Our Château experienced an incredible journey during WWII. The following paragraphs tell a little of its story. “During the war, the hamlet of Colombiers-sur-Seulles and those surrounding it were occupied by the Germans. However, in June 1944, Colombiers was liberated. Germans who had been using the Château, and hiding in the parks and areas in the lawns, fled the scene, and so those who lived in the Château celebrated with the liberating soldiers. “The Château was used as a commune for all alliances – French priests, soldiers and officers of Canadian, American, English and Scottish descent, who came through Colombiers-sur-Seulles, in addition to refugees from nearby towns. They pitched tents in the grounds and were fed, watered, and provided with alcohol. Those from nearby villages, whose own property or towns had been destroyed, also visited the Château. Many of the officers brought tea, chocolate, cigarettes and soap with them.” The Château and Local History First-hand knowledge of all our destinations