Things to Do

Normandy - A land fashioned by a 1000 years of history, from William the Conqueror to World War 2. Step back in time and discover a unique legacy of triple-moated castles, fortified farmhouses and ancient chateaux.
Following the route of the Master Norman Builders and gaze in awe at the splendour of the great abbeys, monasteries and cathedrals.
Explore the ancient bocage countryside of small fields, apple orchards and abundant flora and fauna.
Step back in time and enjoy the pastural calm of this beautiful region.
Marvel at the beautiful, ancient area of the Marais, where the while egrets stand like sentinels guarding the utter tranquility of this vast marshland, its wondrous skies and magical landscapes.
Try a seafood platter, a fresh caught sole or delicate scallops ... discover salted lamb direct from the salt meadows that lead down to the sea.
Sample the famous cheeses ... Camembert, Livarot, Pont L'Eveque with the fresh crusty bread and then there is the cider and calvados direct from the apple orchards.
Heaven...

The area around Biniville is quite simply stunning; the countryside offers a peace and tranquility that is hard to find in the modern world, the endless sandy beaches and the rich history of the region provides the perfect setting for a short break. Here is just a selection of things that we would recommend.



Places to Visit

Bayeux
D-Day Battlefields
Bayeux
Around 1 hour south of Biniville is the historic and beautiful town of Bayeux. Home to the world famous Tapestry - made to commemorate the events of the Norman Conquest in 1066. The large Norman-Roman and Gothic cathedral (originally consecrated in 1077) is a must-see.
The famous landing beaches are easily accessible from Le Petit Ruisseau - with the closest being less than 25 minutes drive. In addition to the evocative landing beaches we would also recommend the Mullberry Harbour, Arromanches, and St Mere Eglise.
D-Day


Maison du Biscuit
Mont St. Michel
Maison du Biscuit
A little closer to home - is the amazing culinary delight that is La Maison du Biscuit. With its very own biscuit factory on site, this shop has become a magnet for all visitors who are tempted by the exquisite biscuits, relaxing tee rooms and wide array of gifts.
Around 90 minutes south west of Biniville is the historic island commune of Mont St. Michel. The island has a population of just 44 people - but with a combination of the ancient monastery, the powerful tides and the restaurants, this World Heritage Site attracts over 3m visitors a year.
Mont St Michel


Beaches

Hatainville
Barneville-Plage
Normandy Beach 1
Hatainville is an unspoilt beach running along the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula - with views of the Channel Islands. The beach is over 4 miles long, backed by a stunning range of sand dunes. An ideal spot for a walk, picnic, of sunbathe.


The small town of Barneville is blessed with a stunning beach. With ample parking and a beach side café, this beach is defiantly worth a visit. There is always something to do in the summer months, with fairs and even kite festivals coming to town.
Normandy Beach 2


Carteret
St Vaast La Hougue
Carteret
A lovely port town with ferry links to Jersey which combines beaches, restaurants, and cliff walks. Carteret Beach is a semi circle - of sand with cafés, toilets, and shower facilities.
The port area has a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
If oysters are your thing the a visit to St Vaast is a must!
With the world renowned oyster beds and numerous restaurants a trip to St Vaast is well worth it.
A visit to the islands of Tatihou can be arranged locally.
St Vaast


Countryside and Walks

The Marais
Rocheville
Normandy Marshland
Explore the wild beauty of The Marais and its wonderous skies. Enjoy a trip through the silent waters and see egrets, herons and storks.
Watch the muskrats, view the eel traps and admire the diversity of wild life.
Learn about the ancient boats 'Gabares', and visit the Maison des Marais.


As the name suggests - the town of rocks.
Situated just outside Bricquebec, the woodlands of Rocheville are any young explorers delight ... nestled amongst the beech trees are a large number of rocks - great for climbing, hiding and jumping.
Normandy Countryside 1
Chateau Walk - Bricquebec
Coastal Path
Normandy Castle 1
Bricquebec is home to the Norman chateau which dates back to before 1066. It was once owned by Robert Bertran, who accompanied William the Conquerer in his conquest of England in 1066.
The Keep and other parts of the castle are open during summer months.
Locally known as the 'Sentiers des Douaniers' is a 430km footpath, linking Carentan at the bottom SE of the peninsula with Mont St Michel at the bottom SW - via Cherbourg.
Taking in breathtaking scenery and picturesque villages the path takes you through marshland cliffs and beaches.
Normandy Coast Path