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In the countryside; Among nature
Situated in northern Normandy, half way between Valognes and the western coast of the Cotentin peninsula, in a peaceful area not far from the sea. 25 km from the popular seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret with its beach activities. This exceptional site sheltered by the cap de Carteret, opposite Jersey, offers an unforgettable holiday of sun, watersports and discovery of the region's rich heritage and local products.
Environement : Set in the countryside, 16 km from the coast and a short drive from Cherbourg.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Valognes. 13 km. Market town at the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula with Gallo-Romain ruins, 11th-18th century churches and 18th century private mansions when Valognes was the Versailles of Normandy.
Cherbourg. 20 km. Lively city with many shops, restaurants and bars. Not to miss, the Cité de la Mer showing the many facets of underwater exploration with human adventure as its main theme. It includes the "Redoutable", a former French Navy submarine, now a museum and the largest submarine in the world open to the public.
Ste Mère Eglise. 30 km. First town to be liberated after the D-Day landings hosting the Airborne Troops Museum with memorabilia of the time.
St Vaast la Hougue. 30 km. Fishing harbour renowned for its oyster production and popular seaside resort with marina.
THINGS TO DO:
Golf de Cherbourg, La Glacerie. 15 km. Golf course. 9 holes Par 72 - 5780m. A beautiful course on the heights of Cherbourg with tree-lined and narrow fairways and small well-protected greens.
Forest Adventure en Cotentin, St Sauveur le Vicomte. 20 km. Tree top adventure park. At the heart of the forest, in the Marais du Cotentin and Bessin National Park, trails offering adventures from tree to tree, with zip lines, nets, walkways and bridges. Different courses, tailored to the levels and tastes of all, for both adults and children.
Chateau de Pirou. 50 km. Beautiful little castle, thought to be the oldest in Normandy, dating back to the earliest Viking raids.
Zoo de Champrepus, Villedieu les Poëles. 95 km. Animal park. 50 species in an exotic environment. Safeguard of rare species in process of disappearance, 7 hectares of grounds with monkey bars, educational and fun courses. Also miniature farm, ideal for small kids with interactive activities and a game park.
Tatihou Island. 30 km. Just off the coast from the little port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, an inhabited and fortified island with maritime museum. Also a paradise for nature lovers and in particular birdwatchers.
Coutances. 60 km. Old hill town overlooked by its stunning half-gothic half-Norman cathedral. No to miss on Summer evenings when a sound and light show makes the most of this dramatic building.
Granville. 90 km. Port and lively seaside resort with pleasant long beach and fortified old centre looking out towards the Channel islands. Ferries to the Channel islands and Iles Chausey.
Mont St Michel. 135 km. Stunning monastery built on a small rocky island linked to the mainland by a causeway. Second most popular tourist attraction in France, it is a real delight to wander the narrow street with shops, hotels and restaurants leading to the abbey, or stroll in the gardens. Guided tour of the abbey itself.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Rennes (2 hrs 30mn), Dinard (2 hrs 30mn).
Ferries to Cherbourg (30mn) and Caen (1 hr 30mn).
Sea: 16 km
Beach: 16 km
Shopping centre: 4 km
Shops: 4 km
Doctor: 4 km
Town centre: 4 km
Hospital: 20 km (Cherbourg)
Riding: 6 km
Golf: 16 km
Night club: 8 km.