We stay in the village several times during the year to visit family and friends and love visiting the area. This area of Normandy has much to offer visitors of all interests. In the immediate area, picturesque Villedieu-les-Poêles produces renowned copperware and has a lively market every Tuesday which attracts shoppers from the surrounding villages. It has many authentic copper workshops, a bell foundry, lace museum, Norman furniture museum, several restaurants, an interesting maze of alleyways to explore and an indoor fun pool. There are also English speaking Estate Agents if you are interested in investing in your own holiday accommodation! The village of Champrépus, a couple of miles away, has a fascinating zoo for animal lovers of all ages. There are numerous possibilities to taste cheese, cider or calvados in the area. There are also many tempting restaurants nearby and numerous brocantes and depôts ventes if you are interested in antiques or picking up a bargain! You will find a folder within the cottage which includes leaflets on a range of local tourist attractions including horse riding and golf.
Le Clos also provides the ideal base for exploring further a field. Here is a brief list of possibilities:
Granville – “Monaco of the North” - with its Casino, beach with seawater pool, old walled town and Christian Dior’s childhood home. Learn to windsurf here!
Mont St Michel – either by car or a walk or horse ride across the bay at low tide – a must!
Various regional theme parks
Coutances – shopping and cathedral
World War II sites – the beaches, cemeteries, Arromanches, Avranches, Caen
Carrolles / Jullouville – seaside towns with great beaches, swimming and rockpools
St Jean-le-Thomas – where Eisenhower stayed following the initial liberation
Le Bec d’Andaine, Le Gouin du Sud and Dragey – fabulous dunes and beaches
Hauteville-sur-Mer and Regnéville – the best of coastal Normandy
Bayeux – with its famous tapestry
St Malo - Attractive Breton walled town
Dinard – Pleasant seaside town
Hambye – Medieval Abbey
La Haye Pesnel – Fabulous flower festival every three years in August
St Sever – forest and lake walk; ideal for picnics. Horse riding possibilities
Jersey – only an hour’s crossing away from Granville (free port parking)
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