Come and take the time to watch nature in this extremely well located site, in the heart of the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin regional nature park, where the garden will be the first vista over the Norman bocage. The most patient amongst you will be able to spot dragonflies, butterflies and salamanders.
Take advantage of your stay to wander through the markets and discover the regional products:
the diversity of sea food
cheese: Camembert, Coutances, Livarot, Pont Lévêque, Neufchâtel
Give yourself a treat with the local traditional gastronomic specialities, such as:
salt marsh lamb,
or take the originality plunge by tasting:
beef fillet with Pont Lévêque,
hot oysters with Camembert,
mesclun salad and Camembert matured with Calvados liqueur,
fine tart with Camembert,
Neufchâtel with spinach, etc.
Some dating back to the Middle Ages, these farm specialities still tickle our taste-buds today.
The LIGHT OF THE COTENTIN region is illustrated by numerous artists including Armand Royer, Jean-François Millet, Pierre-Emile Berthélemy, etc.
While walking along the Chemin des Douaniers and the tip of La Hague you discover the village of Omonville la Petite, where you can pay a last tribute to Jacques Prévert.
Tahiti? Too far, too many tourists - go to Tatihou instead!
Take the boat for an excursion to Tatihou island (www.tatihou.com)
You will be able to admire the work of Vauban: its fortified towers and its observation towers.
Spend a day on a trip to the Mont Saint Michel, just to see whether the old saying is really true: "The River Couesnon in its lunacy, has gone and left the Mont in Normandy"!
Magnificent walks by the edge of the sea on the beaches of white sand or pebbles, just waiting for you...
« De criques en caps, de plaines en dunes, chaque regard m'évade. De tous ces ports gonflés de voiles blanches, mon Cotentin m'embarque. Il y a dans les ajoncs un parfum de liberté… »
("From creeks to capes, from plains to dunes, I escape with every glance. From all these ports swollen with white sails, my Cotentin takes me away. A scent of freedom rises from the gorse…")
Fill your lungs with oxygen, even at the expense of your hair style, profiting from the pleasures offered by our coastline:
Go land yachting across the beach of Bretteville sur Ay, venue of the European championship
Go kiting, take part in a sand castle competition
or simply pick up a few shells in a return to childhood.
In short, enjoy once more the simple pleasures of being at the seaside!
The car boot sales held in the little villages are a must!
Do not hesitate to go in the little cafés where the inhabitants still speak patois, the local dialect.
And discover the charm of our country’s old stones...