normandy and its history !
Normandy is a cultural haven for history lovers and being only 20 minutes away, a visit to the Mont-Sainr-Michel is a must ! Take a trip back in time, as you wander along the well trodden cobbled streets, climbing up to the majestic gothique Abbey, where you can discover its beauty with a guided tour or visit alone at your own pace. If you would like to delve deeper intothe rich history of this monument, then make a stop at the Scriptorial in Avranches, to gaze upon the marvellous treasured manuscripts.
The D-Day landings in June 1944 is another historically important element in the region. You can follow the D514 along the D-Day coast and visit the beaches. Omaha is the largest stretch of beach, walk along the golden sand dunes as you pay hommage to the fallen soldiers. You can also find the Normandy American Cemetery, with its seemingly endless rows of white crosses and Stars of David or the D-Day Experience museum in Saint-Côme-du-Mont.
Nature is very present in the region, from forests to sea, with beaches streaching as far as the eye can see... The choice is vast. Lovers of flora and fauna will find their happiness here.
Why not take a hike along the GR223, which runs along the Normandy coast or hop on a bike and follow the Véloscenie, a cycle route from Paris to the Mont-Saint-Michel.
Feel the sand beneath your feet as you take a guided tour through the bay, passing by the rock of Tombelaine, all the way to the Mont-Saint-Michel.
Fun for the whole family
Finding an activity that the whole family can enjoy isn’t always easy, but here are a few ideas to help you make amazing memories.
Hop on a ferry and sail over to the mythical islands of Chausey. Spend the day exploring the main island, with its fisherman’s cottages and when the tide goes out, you can observe the 365 islets that make up the achipelago.
Discover "Cara-Meuh!", a local organic farm, close to the hotel. They raise cows and make their own delicious brand of caramel. Perfect if you have a sweet tooth !
Try not to get lost in the 50.000m2, plant labyrinth at Miscanthus de la Baie. 3 different routes with 3 different themes, you are guaranteed hours of fun, that everyone can enjoy.
France is renowned for its world class cuisine and Normandy is no exception to the rule. You will be spoilt for choice with a large selection of local produce. Whether you prefer seafood freshly caught from the port of Granville or pre-salted lamb, raised on the salt marshes of the Mont-Saint-Michel you will be sure to find something to get you tastes buds tingling !
Here a few of the best addresses to get a taste of the real Normandy :
- Le Tripot in Avranches
- La table de D&T in Avranches
- Le moulin de Jean in Cuves
- La pause des Genêts in Genêts
- La Croix d'Or in Avranches
- La Citadelle in Granville
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