"La Petite Maison"

THINGS TO DO

 

Normandy has a wide variety of places to visit and things to do, for all ages, interests and walks of life, including beaches, Chateaux, historical towns, museums, local produce with the cider and cheese routes, markets, animals, gardens, and in particular lots of historical sites surrounding WWII.

 

Many Chateaux - all within 45 minutes to an hours drive away including Vendeuvre, de Sassy, Beaumesnil, Carrouges, and de Canon

 

Honfleur: 1hr, an old fishing port that is like a living museum, tall houses surrounding the port, lots of cafés and restaurants, local speciality Moules Fritte, numerous antique/art galleries and a tropical butterfly house

 

Camembert: 15 mins, a tiny village famous for it's delicious cheese with 2 main attractions, the President farm museum giving the history of the cheese and it's inventor Marie Harel, and the House of Camembert museum.

 

Rouen: 1hr, historical capital city of Normandy on the River Seine. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe and where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake

 

Deauville: 1hr, with it's long sandy beach, is the Cannes of the north with it's yearly film festival. A Casino, Horse Racing , designer boutiques and antiques shops

 

Monets Garden at Giverny: 1hr 50mins, a beautiful place to visit, Giverny is a delightful little town but Monets garden is of course the main attraction, one of the most visited places in the whole of France

 

Bayeux: 1hr 25mins, famous for the Bayeaux Tapestry, is a town filled with beautiful half-timbered buildings that escaped the bombings of WW2

 

Mont Saint-Michel: 2hrs 10mins, a UNESCO world heritage site, a long trip but worth the visit

 

Falaise: 45mins, the Birthplace of William the Conqueror. The Castle perched high above the town with its recent renovations including a glass floor

 

Lisieux: 35 mins, world-famous thanks to Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus. with it's Basilica built in her honour

 

Le Zoo de Cerza – Hermival les Vaux: 35 mins, a conservation zoo with many species from all over the world. Well worth a visit, and good value for money, that will keep the family entertained all day

 

Coast/Beach

The nearest beaches to visit are about an hours drive away along the northern coast between Ouistreham and Honfleur

 

Golf

The nearest golf courses are about an hours drive near Clecy, Caen and Honfleur