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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
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.
, the most visited historic site in France outside
The two main cities of Normandy are Caen
the capital of Lower Normandy, and Rouen,
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
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
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.
Visit About-france.com for more information on the Normandy
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A guide to the
regions of France
Normandie et la Mayenne
the following French "departments" (counties):
Calvados, 27 Eure, 50 Manche,
53 Mayenne, 61 Orne, 76 Seine Maritime
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Gites near St-Lô 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
listed by department (in random order of departments)
Par département - en
aléatoire des départements
- Calvados -
the heart of Normandy, famous for its racehorses, its countryside, and
the D-Day beaches
- Eure - from
outer Paris to the mouth of the Seine, including Giverny,
where Monet lived.
- Apartments in old Honfleur 14 -
In the heart of old Honfleur with private parking, three
apartments for 4 or 6 people, and a studio, with free internet access.
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.
- Manche -
peninsula and the west coast of
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.
- Mayenne - Deeply
rural, a department on the edges of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire
- Normandy gites,
2/3 Bed converted stable Gite accomodation sleeps 6/7 people. Peaceful
countryside location within the Parc des Marais in Manche - 8 minutes
from vast sandy beaches.
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.
Loire and Normandy 53 + A
beautifully restored English-run farm property B&B,
with outdoor spa, set in the beautiful quiet countryside of the Loire
- Gite near 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
76 - Seine Maritime
- 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
- 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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