Near the Museum

The Airborne Museum and Sainte-Mère-Eglise are ideally located between the sea, the marshes and the countryside. It is thanks to this environment that the region can offer you a multitude of activities ranging from the discovery of the Normandy Landings and Battles to sports outings, whether natural or urban.

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❤ Our favorites ❤

  • A few steps from the bell tower of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the Airborne Museum, the Sainte-Mère-Eglise** campsite is an ideal place for short or long stays. It has spaces for tents, motorhomes and motorhomes, but also mobile homes, chalets and vintage caravans. To know more about it

 

  • Camping Le Cormoran in Ravenoville-Plage: On the seaside near Utah Beach, camping Le Cormoran is 10 minutes from Sainte Mère Eglise. It offers you 2 to 3 bedroom rentals and spacious pitches in the unspoilt natural setting of the Cotentin marshes. Ideal for a relaxing stay 20 meters from the beach. For couples or families, enjoy its heated indoor swimming pool and its many children’s playgrounds.

 

  • La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg in Cotentin: Elected in 2015 as the third favourite monument of the French in a famous television show, La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg is an unmissable theme park in Normandy where the adventure of the oceans is experienced in great depth. During the visit, young and old embark on board the Redoutable, the largest submarine in the world, then marvel at the heart of the Ocean Pole in front of the 17 basins, including the 11 m deep Abyssal Aquarium… In the Titanic space, they relive the crossing of the mythical liner, from its stopover in Cherbourg to the tragic night of the shipwreck.

 

The Normandy landings

Normandy has an impressive cultural diversity due to its history and location. With 471 km of coastline, 330 km of which are in the department of Manche alone, Normandy is a region with magnificent beaches where you can observe landscapes that are completely different from each other. Take the example of Mont Saint-Michel with its quicksand and exceptional tides known throughout the world, this magnificent site, which is one of the most visited in the world, contrasts totally with the landing beaches of Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Juno where the war left its mark with the impact of shells on the ground or the blockhouses. You will find here everything you can dream of thanks to the many museums related to D-Day such as the Airborne Museum, the Utah Beach Museum, the Arromanches Museum or the Caen Memorial. Named in history forever, Normandy is and will remain a place of memory for all soldiers and civilians of the Second World War.

 

Chausey IslandsYou will have the opportunity to discover centuries of history, each place telling a different chapter. Want to be cut off from the world? Chausey is an island belonging to the English Channel where you will be completely out of the way with its large rocky beaches and its castle. A lover of medieval history, La Manche is a place for you, especially with its magnificent castles of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte or Gratot.

 

 

The Mont Saint-Michel and its sheep

 

Obviously, Normandy and in particular the Manche are not just historic sites, Normandy gastronomy is very important. The taste of the meat of a salt meadow sheep is a specialty of Manche as can be the case with the mussel of Barfleur or the beer of Sainte-Mère-Eglise. The teurgoule is a Normandy specialty known all over the country, but is it so much than the Livarot, the Pont-l’évêque or the very famous Camembert ? With a unique flavor, the andouille of Vire and the Caen style guts will show you new dishes. The gastronomy of Normandy doesn’t have to be shy because it’s a great part of the French gastronomy.

 

Normandy is a land of character filled with men and women with a big heart. With more than 2000 accommodation options ranging from comfortable hotel rooms to unusual tree houses, there is no doubt that you will find what you are looking for here.

Typical cheese of Normandy