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Gites and cottages in Normandy

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Normandy gites - a selection of self-catering holiday cottages for hire directly from the owners

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Normandy is a region that is easily accessible from the UK, Belgium and Holland, and ideal for short breaks without too much travelling. The region is composed of "Lower Normandy" in the west, and "High Normandy" in the east.
For the purposes of this directory, the "department" of Mayenne - lying between Rennes and le Mans - is also included.

Normandy, from where William the Conqueror set out in 1066, has much in common with the south of England between Devon and Sussex: sandy beaches, rocky cliffs in the Cotentin peninsula, the famous white cliffs of Etretat, and an inland area full of wonderful small towns and villages, many boasting fine half-timbered houses and cottages. One such town is Bayeux, home of the famous mediaeval Bayeux Tapestry. On the coast in the west of the region lies the Mont St. Michel, the most visited historic site in France outside Paris.
The two main cities of Normandy are Caen, the capital of Lower Normandy, and Rouen, capital of High Normandy. While Caen has risen from the ashes after virtual destruction by allied bombing in the Second World War, Rouen boasts a fine historic centre, around one of France's great medieval cathedrals.
It was on the Normandy coast between Cotentin and the Seine that, in 1944, the historic Normandy Landings took place, paving the way to the liberation of France and the defeat of fascism in Europe. The Normandy beaches, the war cemeteries, and villages such as Ste. Mere l'Eglise, bear witness to this critical moment in recent history.
Normandy is also famous for its stables and racehorses, and the classic seaside resort of Deauville - with its well-known casino - has one of France's more famous racecourses.
Local specialities include sea food ("fruits de mer") , famous cheeses like Camembert and Pont l'Evèque, and of course, like the S-W of England, cider... but also its more potent cousin "Calvados".
The Gitelink Normandy directory offers a selection of self-catering holiday homes, from small traditional cottages to authentic half-timbered manor houses in the Norman countryside.

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The departments of Normandy and Mayenne

1b  Normandy & Mayenne

La Normandie et la Mayenne
Includes the following French "departments" (counties):
14 Calvados, 27 Eure, 50 Manche,
53 Mayenne, 61 Orne, 76 Seine Maritime

Index  Area 14
Area 27 Eure Area 50
Area 53
Area 61
Area 76
Seine Maritime

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Typical gite in Normandy>
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  •  New !   Near beaches of Cotentin 50     10 mins from sandy beaches, a tastefully restored 17th century farmhouse A bright and peaceful house offering gîte for up to 5, or B&B and table d'hôtes serving local produce only. 
  •  New !   Gites near Villers-Bocage 14    Two well furnished and comfortable gites, for 2 and 4 persons. Ideally situated for visiting Bayeux, D-Day Beaches (70th Anniversary), and Mont St Michel

Gites listed by department (in random order of departments)
Par département - en ordre aléatoire des départements

14 - Calvados - the heart of Normandy, famous for its racehorses, its countryside, and the D-Day beaches
  • Gites near Villers-Bocage 14   + Two well furnished and comfortable gites, for 2 and 4 persons. Ideally situated for visiting Bayeux, D-Day Beaches and Mont St Michel
  •  Apartments in old Honfleur 14 -  Rental apartments in the centre of old Honfleur with private parking and free internet access. Open all year
  • Cottages in Calvados 14 - Four 16th century family-sized cottages (sleeping 4/6/7p) and one just for two in this picturesque valley in the Pays d'Auge, Normandy, 45 minutes from Channel ports. 
27 - Eure - from outer Paris  to the mouth of the Seine, including Giverny, where Monet lived.
  • Central Normandy 27 - Discover this gite and bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Normandy, between Rouen and Giverny 
  • Le Clos Vorin near Triqueville 27 - Close to Honfleur & the coast, 4 traditional gites on three acres of land in the Normandy countryside. Peace & quiet guaranteed. 
50 - Manche -  The Cotentin peninsula and the west coast of Normandy
  • Normandy gites, Manche 50     2/3 Bed converted stable Gite accomodation sleeps 6/7 people. Come and meet our sheep and goats, ride our ponies and enjoy our beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches!. 
  • Near beaches of Cotentin 50     10 mins from sandy beaches, a tastefully restored 17th century farmhouse A bright and peaceful house offering gîte for up to 5, or B&B and table d'hôtes serving local produce only. 
  • Country gite near Cherbourg 50  - Rustic two-bedroomed stone Normandy gite, set in its own private garden, situated in a tranquil, rural location on the beautiful Cotentin peninsula. 
53 - Mayenne - Deeply rural, a department on the edges of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire valley
  • Between Loire and Normandy53 + A beautifully restored English-run farm property B&B, with outdoor spa, set in the beautiful quiet countryside of the Loire valley.
  • Between Le Mans & Alençon 53  - Large restored farmhouse in a beautiful and tranquil country setting. A very comfortable home within easy reach of western France's most desirable destinations
61 - Orne
  • Gîte near Alençon 61    Gite for four in an old house, comfortably renovated, in grounds of over four acres. Fireplace, dishwasher, terrace. Nine kilometres from Carrouges.. Online booking
76 - Seine Maritime
  • Thatched cottage near coast 76    Charming independent thatched cottage near Etretat. Five minutes from the coast. Two bedroom cottage for four,  with garden, fully equipped kitchen, free wifi. 
  • Large gite near Normandy coast 76    Between Dieppe and Fécamp, this is a gite for 14 people. Traditional half-timbered Normandy farm conversion with lots of character. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large dining area, garden, wifi

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