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Holiday in the Manche

Tourist activities in the Manche

The Manche has an infinite variety of activities to offer and landscapes to explore between its charming countryside and coastline. Take a hike or horseback ride and explore the rich landscapes and preserved nature, from the bay of Mont Saint-Michel to the Cotentin marshes and Coutance. Right by the sea, the Manche also has many activities to offer: land sailing and fishing at low tide, surfing, canoeing or catamarans at high tide, beach games, strolling through the ports, or visiting the historical Utah Beach and D-Day Museum.

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The Manche also has a rich architectural and cultural heritage that you can explore during your visit: forts, churches, castles, and abbeys, a variety of museums where you can learn about local traditions, as well as gorgeous parks and gardens where you can relax with your family. And of course, try Normandy’s cuisine when you visit farms and craft factories, or while strolling through the local markets! From cider mills to cheese stores and oyster farms, you can try all kinds of flavors! You will be right next to some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the region when you stay at our Normandy campsite, so enjoy it!

10 places to visit during your holiday in the Manche

Here are some sights not to miss in the Manche:

  • #1 Mont Saint-Michel: this famous rocky island and bay are a UNESCO world heritage site. Make sure you go to the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey, a masterpiece of medieval architecture.
  • #2 Cherbourg: the biggest transatlantic liners used to leave from and arrive at this port. Make sure you see the artificial harbor and Art-deco train station, which still houses the Cité de la Mer today.
  • #3 Granville: this old pirate town is also called the “Monaco of the North”. Today, it is a charming resort town that is still the foremost shellfish port in France. Sheltered behind the ramparts, the upper town has a rich architectural and cultural heritage.
  • #4 The Cotentin countryside: from the marshes to the Cap de La Hauge, the scenery in the Cotentin is exceptionally beautiful. #5 Utah Beach and D-Day Museum: just a few meters from your campsite, an important place in world history.
  • #6 Tatihou Island: known for its ornithological reserve and maritime museum. Make sure you take the amphibious boat to get there!
  • #7 Sainte-Mère-Église and the Airborne Museum: a spectacular museum in one of the first villages liberated by the Allies.
  • #8 The Chausey Islands: a one-hour boat ride from the port of Granville, the Chausey archipelago’s nature is extraordinarily well preserved. You might see dolphins and seals.
  • #9 Jersey and Guernesey: get a taste of England on the Channel Islands, just a few miles from Granville or Barneville.
  • #10 Avranches: and finally, don’t miss this gorgeous town that overlooks the bay of Saint-Michel. Go see the Saint-Gervais Basilica and treasure, the Notre-Dame-des-Champs and Saint-Saturnin churches, or the botanical garden.

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