Portbail Travel Guide

  • Norte Dame Church in Port_bail
    Norte Dame Church in Port_bail
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  • Boats at low tide in Port_Bail
    Boats at low tide in Port_Bail
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  • Low tide at Port-Bail
    Low tide at Port-Bail
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Portbail Things to Do

  • Extreme Low Tides

    When the tide goes out here it REALLY goes out. The entire harbor was a sea of mud. Pretty cool to see. There was a great fresh fish seller on the docks.

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  • really old church

    The Saint Martin Church was interesting. This church was in the center of the village....Very old and battered. When I took picturesof the Nave I got some odd orbs in one photo. This church was built around 1100. The Nave and the porch are the oldest parts. The stained glass on the wall opposite the Nave is wonderful.

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  • Port-Bail centre

    The centre of this village is fairly small, with a parking space in front of the bridge, and a square just beyond that. This view is from the Pleiades Hotel, and shows the bridge leading to the marina. A very nice place to relax in.

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  • The marina of Port-Bail

    The nice little boats in the marina give it enough charm and authenticity, as it is still a small local harbour and nothing more. There are few fishing boats, so the whole estuary has retained much of its character.

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  • The estuary at Port-Bail

    This landscape of this estuary changes with every tide, and is a nice view along a stroll to the beach.

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  • Walking on the beach

    The beach of Port-Bail is just beyond the marina, and can be accessed by foot from there, or by car by going further a long the road towards the north-west. A typical ocean beach, it stretches depending on the tides.

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Portbail Off The Beaten Path

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    A beautiful house

    by extrajoce Written May 9, 2003

    This is one of the most lovely houses standing not far from the beach of Port-Bail. It can easily be seen from the bridge, and then from the road passing by towards the beach.

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Portbail Favorites

  • The bridge of Port-Bail

    This bridge has 13 arches (hence the name of the restaurant at its foot) and is a nice, old stone construction. It has no sidewalk, but everyone uses it to reach the beach. It gives Port-Bail even more charm.

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  • Church of Port-Bail

    A XIIth century beauty, this church is the main landmark of Port-Bail, right next to the water way which rises with the tides. At night, it is even more beautiful. It can not be missed, as it stands next to the main road and the bridge, in the village centre.

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  • Port-Bail village

    This cute village is on the western coast of the tip in Normandie. As seen from its nice bridge, it has retained much of its charm and is well worth a stop-over.

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