What’s On In Coutances Cathedral

The guided tours of the upper galleries of Coutances Cathedral will start again on Sunday 8th July after a month’s absence. The tours will run until August 27th.   Tours can be taken ¬†every Monday at 1.30 pm in English. French tours are available every day at 11am and 3pm. The tours last around an […]

A Day Out in Coutances

If you’re coming to La Manche region of Normandy, I can highly recommend Coutances for a day out. It’s only 20 minutes away from the gite so it’s somewhere I go fairly often but it doesn’t fail to disappoint. The imposing cathedral dominates the skyline as you drive in to the town. And close up, […]

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. […]

Gothic Cathedral in Coutances

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France A Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral constructed from 1210 to 1274 that incorporates the remains of an earlier Norman cathedral. Although much of Coutances was damaged during World War II, the building escaped relatively unscathed. Rising majestically above the town, it can be seen as far away as […]

Visit the Historic Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France Bayeux in Normandy is home to this beautiful cathedral and just a 75 minute drive from Gavray. The medieval town, with its cobbled streets, is associated with William the Conqueror, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings. The cathedral, which originally housed the tapestry, was consecrated […]

Visit the Historic Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy

Bayeux in Normandy is home to this beautiful cathedral and just a 75 minute drive from Gavray. The medieval town, with its cobbled streets, is associated with William the Conqueror, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings. The cathedral, which originally housed the tapestry, was consecrated by William, Duke of Normandy and King of […]

Gothic Cathedral in Coutances

A Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral constructed from 1210 to 1274 that incorporates the remains of an earlier Norman cathedral. Although much of Coutances was damaged during World War II, the building escaped relatively unscathed. Rising majestically above the town, it can be seen as far away as Jersey. Entry is free and it is open […]