St. Aubin, Castel Camping Lez-Eaux
Easy to get to - Normandy is just a 3 hour journey away by fastcraft and when you land in Cherbourg you immediately feel the charm of this fascinating region of France. For relaxing and unwinding there is a vast area of totally unspoilt countryside and when the time comes to explore visit some of Normandy’s historic treasures you will be spoilt for choice.
Things to do in Normandy
The world famous Mont Saint Michel is within an easy drive and will be an unforgettable experience it is stunning. Visit the D-Day landing beaches (Omaha beach, Utah beach, etc) Omaha beach is one of the most famous among the 5 D-Day landing beaches, it is in the Calvados region, at Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mer. Then go back in time to the Battle of Hastings in1066 and marvel at the famous Bayeaux Tapestry to be seen in the town of Bayeaux. As you explore Normandy you will see many timber framed buildings that are centuries old defining the landscape.
The region produces outstanding cheeses – such as Camembert and Pont l’Eveque. Seafood is yet another of Normandy’s specialities from shellfish to lobster, scallops and oysters. There is an abundance of apple orchards which are used in savoury and sweet dishes such as their Tarte Normande (apple tart flavoured with Calvados). Cider, Pommeau, Calvados and Benedictine are all specialities of the region.
A visit to the Mont Saint Michel is a ‘must’ and should be at the top of the list of places to see. Then comes the little port of Honfleur lined with medieval town houses and the close by sweeping and climbing Pont de Normandie that crosses the river Seine.
Getting to Normandy
Cross over to Cherbourg using the ferry from Poole or the fastcraft from Portsmouth or sail from Portsmouth to St Malo, Caen or Le Havre. These crossings are provided by Brittany Ferries. If you live within easy reach of Folkestone or Dover then a crossing to Calais would be a route to consider.
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