Famous for its lush green countryside, hedgerows, moorland, marshes and of course for its beautiful coastline, the Cotentin Peninsula is often called “Little Ireland”.

Things to see and do in Manche (Cotentin), Normandy


  • Golden sandy beaches
  • War beaches / memorials / museums
  • Mont St Michel
  • Barfleur
  • St Vaast de la Hague
  • Cap de Carteret
  • Mont Castre
  • Coutances
  • Local produce markets
  • Cite de la mer
  • Tatihou island
  • Pirou castle
  • Gatteville lighthouse
  • Champrepus Zoo
  • Christian Dior museum

Tourist Attractions

There are a wealth of activities for everyone within our local area, in addition to attractions a little further afield such as day trips to the Channel Islands or Mont St Michel. We are based in the Cotentin & Bessin Nature Reserves where you can explore the beautiful and largely unspoiled countryside by clearly marked cycling, mountain biking, hiking, horseriding, and walking nature trails – many of which are car free.

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