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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 Calvados Area 27 Eure Area 50
Gite locator map Area 53 Mayenne Area 61
Area 76
Seine Maritime

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The Normandy region is made up of "Lower Normandy", capital Caen, in the west, and "High Normandy", capital Rouen, in the east. This directory page also includes the "department" of Mayenne - lying to the west of Le Mans.

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Latest additions
  • New !   Gite in large grounds near St. Lo  50    : 200 year old farmhouse with well equipped appartments set in 9 acres of organic gardens and pastures. Very peaceful and friendly
  • New !   Large gite near Mont Saint Michel  50      : Attractive family friendly farmhouse with private pool and games room in the Mont St Michel bay area.  Sleeps up to 14, plus cots.

Gites listed by department (in random order of departments)

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!. 
  • 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. 
  • Gite near Granville 50    Contemporary and spacious gite, sleeps 6 in Gavray, Normandy. The perfect base from which to explore Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches
  • Gite for 2 in Manche 50     Detached one bedroom stone cottage set in its own private garden in the country near Granville, Normandy. Bright spacious living area. 20 minutes from the beach.
  • Small rural Normandy gite 50     Cosy, secluded accommodation for restful holidays deep in the  countryside of southern Normandy. Sleeps 4.  Open all year for minimum 2night breaks. Families, couples, bikers, walkers welcome 
  • Large gite near Mont Saint Michel  50   : Attractive family friendly farmhouse with private pool and games room in the Mont St Michel bay area.  Sleeps up to 14, plus cots.
  • Gite in large grounds near St. Lo  50    : 200 year old farmhouse with well equipped appartments set in 9 acres of organic gardens and pastures. Very peaceful and friendly

14 - Calvados - the heart of Normandy, famous for its racehorses, its countryside, and the D-Day beaches
  •  Apartments in old Honfleur 14 - Rental apartments in the centre of old Honfleur with private parking and free internet access. Open all year
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. 
53 - Mayenne - Deeply rural, a department on the edges of Normandy, Brittany and 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
  • Normandy-Pays-de-la Loire border 53    Near Lassay le Chateau In the heart of the Normandy-Maine regional park, two bedroom holiday home for five in former farmhouse. Tastefully renovated with original features.
61 - Orne

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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An introduction to Normandy.

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. .

Getting to Normandy

Normandy is a region that is easily accessible from the UK, Belgium and Holland, and ideal for short breaks without too much travelling.
Driving times
Direct access via the Norman ferry ports of Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre or Dieppe.
1 to 3 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions, following motorway via Rouen or Le Havre See Driving in France
Fly to Normandy
Regional airport: Deauville.
Peripheral airports: Rennes, Paris CDG.

Area guides and useful information
Normandy area guide
Independent hotels in Normandy
Ferries to France

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