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In the countryside; Among nature; Near water
Situated on the eastern coast of the Cotentin peninsula, between St Vaast la Hougue and Quinéville, close to the D-day landing beaches and opposite the islands of St Marcouf and Tatihou.
The Cotentin coastline also has a lot to offer with many coves, rock pools, high cliffs, dunes, long sandy beaches. The nearby historical sites are within easy reach and include the picturesque fishing village of Barfleur, St Vaast la Hougue and the island of Tatihou, the D-day landing beaches (approx. 22 km from Utah Beach), Bayeux and its famous tapestry, and further a field, beautiful Mont St Michel.
Environment : In a quiet and green setting, surrounded by orchards and a short distance from the sea.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Tatihou Island. 9 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.
St Vaast la Hougue. 9 km. Fishing harbour renowned for its oyster production and popular seaside resort with marina.
Valognes. 14 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.
Barfleur. 15 km. Attractive and unspoilt little seaside resort and active fishing port.
THINGS TO DO:
Golf de Cherbourg, La Glacerie. 25 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. 30 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. Night courses also available but by reservation only.
Chateau de Pirou. 60 km. Beautiful little castle, thought to be the oldest in Normandy, dating back to the earliest Viking raids.
Ste Mère Eglise. 20 km. First town to be liberated after the D-Day landings hosting the Airborne Troops Museum with memorabilia of the time.
Cherbourg. 30 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.
Bayeux. 75 km. Attractive town with well-preserved medieval centre and a renowned cathedral. Also famous for its tapestry depicting the story of the conquest of England and King Harold by the Norman William the Conqueror, in the Battle of Hastings. D-Day landings memorial museum.
Caen. 100 km. Although almost completely destroyed in 1944 during WWII, Caen boasts an attractive historic centre. With beautiful abbeys and ramparts, excellent museums and lively pedestrian streets with good shops, it is well-worth a visit.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Rennes (2 hr 30mn).
Ferries to Cherbourg (40mn) and Caen (90mn).
Supermarket: 5 km
Shops: 5 km
Doctor: 5 km
Town centre: 5 km
Tennis: 5 km
Hospital: 11 km (Valognes)
Horse riding: 5 km
Golf: 5 km
Night club: 5 km.