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Normandy holiday cottage with pool for 2016 Tour de France Grand Depart in Manche

Looking for the ideal self-catering French villa for the first stages of the 2016 Tour de France? Our stunning holiday letting is located in La Manche where the 2016 Grand Départ will take place, and the route of [...]

May 25th, 2016|Seasonal Events in Normandy, Sights & Activities|

The Abbey and Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont St Michel The impressive granite tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel rises to a height of 300ft and is surmounted by the Great Church of St Michel. This Catholic Abbey is run by the monks of the Monastic [...]

April 20th, 2016|Normandy Holiday Info, Sights & Activities|

Normandy Cider, Pommeau and Calvados

For a true taste of Normandy, you may like to try some of the alcoholic drinks created from over 200 varieties of apples, grown in every farm in the region. Not only can you often watch the apples being sorted, [...]

March 20th, 2016|Normandy Holiday Info, Tastes of Normandy|

Le Tour de France 2016

We're very excited ‎because Le Tour starts this year very close to our houses in the Manche Normandy. If you want to see any of the first three stages of the race Le Mesnil Gonfroy ‎and La Germainiere are the [...]

Christmas Shopping Breaks in Normandy

Why not take a short break in one of our Normandy farmhouses this November and December and enjoy the wonderful French Christmas markets? Visit Cherbourg on your way through with its skating rink and Christmas lights (4 Dec -3 Jan) [...]

November 18th, 2015|Normandy Holiday Info, Seasonal Events in Normandy|

Our Accessible Farmhouse in Normandy

Le Mesnil Gonfroy is a beautiful farmhouse which is completely wheelchair accessible, thus providing the ideal place for a family holiday or a special celebration with friends. The house sleeps 14, has beautiful gardens of over an acre and a [...]

January 28th, 2015|Disabled Holidays, Normandy Holiday Info|

Visit Coutances

Coutances is a beautiful city with narrow, winding medieval streets and courtyards mixed with impressive 18th century town houses. The town is dominated by the thousand year old Norman cathedral of “Our Lady” with its two 80 metre high towers, Gothic [...]

The Gavray Calf Market

Excitement is always high on Wednesday mornings from children and adults alike.....its the day of the Gavray calf market! This is the day that farmers from all around bring their calves to be sold at the local market. If you [...]

D-Day Beaches, Normandy

Arromanches If you are interested in visiting the D-Day Beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword in this special 70th anniversary year, I'm sure the atmosphere will be even more poignant than usual. The museums at Arromanches, [...]

November 25th, 2013|Normandy Holiday Info|

Easy Accessible Travel to Normandy

Not only is Le Mesnil Gonfroy a beautiful farmhouse perfect for guests in wheelchairs and for those with limited mobility, but the journey from the UK to the house is so easy. Brittany Ferries leave from from Portsmouth or Poole regularly, and their ships [...]

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