"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
The nearest beaches to visit are about an hours drive away along the northern coast between Ouistreham and Honfleur
The nearest golf courses are about an hours drive near Clecy, Caen and Honfleur