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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- 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.
Normandy has a very impressive cultural diversity thanks to its history and its localization. With 471km of coast including 330km in the only department of Manche, Normandy is a region which has wonderful beaches where you can enjoy some landscapes different from each other. Let’s take the example of the Mont Saint-Michel with its quicksand and its tides known all over the world. This incredible place which is one of the most visited in the world totally contrasts with the landing beaches of Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Juno where war left his mark with shell impacts and bunkers. You will find here everything you could possibly dream thanks to the many museums talking about D-Day as the Airborne Museum, the museum of Utah Beach, the museum of Arromanches or the Memorial of Caen. Normandie, forever part of history, is and will stay a place of memory for soldiers and civilians of the World War 2.
You will have the opportunity to rediscover centuries of history, each place telling you a different chapter. Want to be cut off from the world ? Chausey is an island which is part of the Manche, over there you can really be in a other place with its large rocky beaches and its castle. Amateur of medieval history, the Manche is a place for you, thanks to its wonderful castle as can be the case with those of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte or Gratot.
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.