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Basse-Normandie Favorites

  • Walks in classy Deauville

    A nice town to walk with beautiful architecture and a beach town. We have come here as late as 2010 to enjoy the beach; and past by it many times. Its a lovely town with upscale amenities.The beach is wonderful , great boardwalk and changes rooms with class a must with kids to taste la belle France.Hotel Normandy Barriere from the casino folks this...

  • Walks of Basse Normandie II

    some misc photos of Cherbourg better to show them here, as any town nice walks and great water front as wellThe place du théatre or theater square is wonderful with its majestic theater. Built end of 19C to on the site of the old grains market. it one of the last generation of Italianesque style theaters in France. Its interior decoration is from...

  • Sight and walks of Barfleur

    wonderful one of most beautiful villages of France, Barfleur, in Basse Normandie have a wonderful harbor here with beautiufl quaint boats, always nice to stop by and take a break, then you have a famous lighthouse in Gatteville.Great sights and lovely to stop by for a break in a nice town, you too will wish to take a break here.The...

  • Walks in Basse Normandie

    Some of the misc photos found and all have something nice about them in this region.The hotel de ville of Alençon or city hall govt building. home of the mayor.It is located at the Place Foch in a circular arch done from 1783 to 1788. At first ,only the central part was used by the mayor's office and then from the 19C the city of Alençon purchase...

  • visit Normandy and D Day beaches

    and to follow up reconfirm, yes for the D Day beaches Bayeux is the best central location and see the tapestry there of william the conqueror etcthe area of Bayeux tourist council my favorite site on DDay events and memories US cementary at Coleville sur mer is indeed a...

  • Normandie Pass

    This has nothing to do with favourite things or fondest memories! It's a practical bit of information that could help you budget if you plan on visiting local museums and other attractions.At over two dozen sites you will see the Normandie Pass advertised. You can buy this for 1 euro with your first full price entry ticket. It remains valid between...

  • Coastline

    While the coastline is predominantly flat and dominated by the beaches and sand dunes, it becomes more rugged when approaching north of the Cotentin peninsula, with some spectacular cliffs.A path runs all along the coastline in Cotentin, so one could walk all the way around it, but there are some spots easily accessible for a short several hours or...

  • Highest tides

    Normandy sports the biggest tides in Europe (well, minimum in France), with the records being of 16m of height around Granville. What makes them impressive along the Manche shore is the fact that the seabed is rather flat, so these 16 or something metres of height represent sometimes more than 5 kilometres.While the mechanism of the tide is known...

  • Apple trees, apples and their produce...

    Apple trees are much more than a common sight in Normandy, it is more like an institution. But most of the apples is not meant to reach the table in solid form...Everything begins with cidre (or cider), the produce of fermentation of apples in barrels, with just a refreshing gas (akin to a champagne or beer).The cidre can be distilled to calvados...

  • Salted pastures

    Low lying land and high tides created salted pastures or "pres sales". These are pastures, that are overrun by the sea at least six times a year, during highest tides. They can be found near the harbours, or havres - where a river travels up to the sea and that the high tides will travel upstream, covering all low lying planes.An interesting sight...

  • Bocage

    Bocage is an essential part of any Normandy landscape. A simple earthen wall upon which grows an impenetrable brush and tree one. It was being used since the middle ages to show the limits of the fields and has become a classic image of Normandy.There was a campaign of destroying the bocage following the second world war, to enable farmers have...

  • Stone churches

    The design of the village churches changed only slightly since the middle ages and they are an easily recognizable feature of Normandy landscape.Built from grey granit or other stone, they offer few windows and ressemble medieval fortresses with their sturdy form and one tower. The overall feal is slightly reminiscent of motte and bailey castles...

  • Bouchots a moules

    Underwater (at least half of the time) farms for growing oysters and mussels litter the Normandy shore.Farmers use tractors to go and fetch their produce on low tide, or flat bottom boats, that they will ferry to the sea by tractor when the tide is high - this use of tractors that litter the beach is something to recall you that it remains an...

  • Havres

    There are 8 havres (harbours), which are unique to the western coast of Manche. They are created on a place where a small river breaks through the dunes and comes onto the sea. It is a unique environment, created by the mixture of sweet and salt water, high tides that can make the river run backwards from the sea and create a tidal wave (mascaret),...

  • The gentle climate along the coast

    Due to the sea's presence and the (little) effect of the warm current in the Atlantic, Normandie's coastline has a very soft climate. Temperatures hardly ever go sub zero and almost never top over 25 degrees. Therefore the region allows many (sub)tropical plants to grow here, which can be seen in some exotic gardens along the coast of Normandie or...

  • Basse (Lower) and Haute (Upper)...

    The province of Normandie excists of two parts (departements). In these pages I am almost constantly referring to Basse-Normandie, roughly situated on the Cotentin peninsula and furthest away from Paris (that is why it is named "Basse" or Lower, not because of the elevation of the area). Etretat, Rouen and Yport are however in the Haute Normandie...

  • A long, long history

    The history of Normandie (though this term wasn't excisting at that time for sure) starts already in neolithical times. Many menhirs and some stone graves have been found throughout Normandie. The menhirs are quite mysterious stones, as no-one for sure can tell what they are for. During Roman times Normandy was a occupied part of France through...

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Basse-Normandie Hotels

  • Mercure

    Route du Mont Saint Michel, BP 8, Mont-St-Michel, Basse-Normandie, 50170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel d'Argouges

    I would recommend this 3 star hotel to anyone staying in Bayeux. It is an old townhouse which has...

  • PLUS Hotel Malherbe

    Our visit to Caen was booked through Brittany Ferries staying at the Holiday Inn; what a excellent...

  • La Ferme Saint Simeon

    An old farmhouse is the focal point of this 17th-century half-timbered slate hotel, one of...

  • Hotel De La Croix De Malte

    5 Rue Des Halles, Cherbourg-Octeville, 50110, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Royal Barriere

    I won a 4-night stay in this hotel from (a travel auction site). At the time when I...

  • Le Mulberry

    6 rue Maurice Lithare, Arromanches-les-Bains, 14117, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Etap Hotel Coutances

    14, Allee du Chateau de la Mare, BP 20512, Coutances, 50200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Le Bauza Hotel Le Havre

    15, rue Georges-Braque, , Le Havre 76600

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Top Basse-Normandie Hotels

Cherbourg Hotels
86 Reviews - 240 Photos
Mont Saint Michel Hotels
304 Reviews - 1007 Photos
Honfleur Hotels
134 Reviews - 457 Photos
Bayeux Hotels
189 Reviews - 561 Photos
Caen Hotels
142 Reviews - 374 Photos
Lisieux Hotels
13 Reviews - 44 Photos
Courseulles-sur-Mer Hotels
15 Reviews - 43 Photos
Arromanches-les-Bains Hotels
27 Reviews - 108 Photos
Granville Hotels
10 Reviews - 23 Photos
Villers-sur-Mer Hotels
3 Reviews - 38 Photos
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain Hotels
10 Reviews - 39 Photos
Deauville-les-Bains Hotels
22 Reviews - 70 Photos
Crépon Hotels
2 Reviews - 8 Photos
Colleville-sur-Mer Hotels
15 Reviews - 73 Photos
Villedieu-les-Poëles Hotels
6 Reviews - 19 Photos

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