WWII LANDING BEACHES

Utah, Omaha, Juno, Sword, Gold and Pegasus Bridge all within reach. Other notable trips for history buffs include the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches and Pointe du Hoc.

 

BAYEUX

A 45 minute drive to the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the Bayeux tapestry and Bayeux Cathedral.

 

MONT ST MICHEL

A stunning thousand year old monastery on top of a tidal island and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

TATIHOU ISLAND

A trip across the oyster beds by amphibious craft to Tatihou - an ancient penal colony and bird sanctuary off the coast of St Vaast le Hougue.

 

SWIMMING AND SUNBATHING

Beautiful west coast beaches at Carteret, where the gulf stream produces a little known sunny micro climate

 

WINDSPORTS

Surfing at Sciotot Bay, paragliding at Carteret, sailing at Cherbourg and Portbail and windsurfing at Nacqueville

 

LOCAL MARKETS

Classic bustling French weekly markets particularly medieval Bricquebec and Valognes.

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY RAMBLING

This region was one of the most affluent in all of France in the 18th century and boasts a wealth of grand houses, gardens and culture. There is a labyrinth of beautiful coastal and country walks for which we have detailed maps.

 

ALSO: Cider and Calvados tasting, shopping and hypermarkets and many wonderful local restaurants from Michelin starred to country fayre.