Your chance to ride Le Grand Depart route in Normandy

This year the general public will have the chance to ride the route the riders will take on the opening day of the tour – Le Grand Départ. The event will take place on Sunday 26 June and there are three routes available to cater for all abilities. The 189km route starts from Mont St […]

Foodie holidays in Normandy

Food and drink often spring to mind when you think of France. Famous for wine, cheese, crispy baguettes, thin crêpes, pâtisserie, fôie gras, and crème brûlée amongst others. There are Normandy specialities to be enjoyed thanks, in part, to its proximity to the sea and its agricultural heritage. Enjoy trying the four Normandy cheeses, cider, […]

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel

Walking across the Bay of Mont St Michel is a magical experience for Normandy visitors. As well as the fabulous views of the island of Mont St Michel, you also get to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have made this journey over the centuries. There are various different options available depending on how […]

Gothic architecture in Normandy

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Coutances is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Normandy. The imposing building dominates the Coutances skyline with its grandeur. Close up, you get to see the intricate detail both inside and on the exterior. Gargoyles, rabbits, archers and dragons are just some of the elements to be found. […]

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy this year. Three stages take place in La Manche region and Normandy Gite Holidays is the ideal base to see all them all from. 2 July is Le Grand Départ from Mont St Michel to Utah beach – one of the D-Day landing beaches. The route for […]

Normandy’s beaches – quiet and unspoilt

Think of beaches and Normandy and possibly the D-D landing beaches spring to mind. The beaches of Sword, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Utah are certainly a draw to visitors who come to pay their respects and reflect on the significant role they played in the events of 1944. There is, however, much more to the […]