D-Day In La Manche Region of Normandy

This week Normandy is hosting a whole range of events to commemorate D-Day. Four of the D-Day landing beaches are in the department of Calvados while the fifth is located in La Manche region. In La Manche region the key locations are Carentan, Sainte-Mère-Église and Utah Beach. The full calendar of events in Normandy can […]

What To Do In La Manche Region of Normandy

La Manche is the most westerly of the five departments that make up Normandy. It’s named La Manche because it juts out into the English Channel (La Manche in French). So, what is there to do in La Manche? Mont-Saint-Michel is at the top of most visitors’ to-do list. It’s located in the south of […]

Discover La Manche Region of Normandy

The tourist offices here in La Manche region of Normandy produce a range of leaflets and booklets to help promote the area. They also have websites and social media presences but leaflets seem to be very popular with visitors. I’ve been really impressed with what the local offices have produced this year. It’s been a […]

An Aerial View of La Manche Region in Normandy

La Manche region of Normandy’s characterised by its extensive coastline which surrounds a terrain of hedgerows, woodland and pastures (known as bocage). The video below highlights some of the key sights to see.  The miles and miles of coast are also home to pretty seaside villages and towns. Some of the aerial shots show Granville […]

Beautiful beaches along the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy

The beautiful, yet quiet, sandy beaches along the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy are not to be missed. This photo is taken from the gardens of the Christian Dior museum in Granville. The beaches north of here are at Donville-les-bains, Bréville-sur-mer and Coudeville-sur-mer. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites. #beaches #normandy #cotentin #granville #lamanche […]