Culture, Nature, and Cuisine
A delicious part of France. Quaint little harbours, each with their own excellent cuisine. Little hamlets, castles, ancient hollowed out country roads, ruins, open space, endless beaches, birthplace of impressionism...Fabulous Michelin Star Restaurants, as well as countless affordable small restaurants where they prepare heavenly dishes.
Lessay (10 minutes) l’Abbaye Sainte-Trinité, a beautiful Abbey built in the 11th century. During summertime one can attend classical concerts, as a preliminary to the annual Fôire, which dates back to the 13th Century. This market fair originally started as a horse trading faire by the monks of the Monastery and still is the number one faire in France with over 300,000 visitors each year. A must see for gourmands and horse lovers!
Also in the direct neighbourhood of Lessay: Tourbiere de Mathon, an ancient peat region, nowadays a protected wildlife reservation being a unique botanical-, bird- and butterfly paradise!
The magical Mont Saint Michel is only a one hour drive from our Château. If you take the awesome and breathtaking St. Michel Bay Route it will take about two hours, but the beautiful memories will be with you the rest of your life!
Granville (60 mins), also known as the St. Tropez of the North. A beautiful lively harbour, ancient town centre and the birthplace of Dior with its adjacent gardens. It will take at least half a day to explore this city. It is also home to the oldest links golfcourse of France, a must for every enthusiastic golfer!
Pirou Plage (15 minutes)The beautiful Chateau de Pirou (11th Century), combined with a lunch at Restaurant La Mer directly at the seaside (with accompanying seaview) will make this a remarkable journey through time and culinary highlights.
Coutances (20 mins) with its remarkable Cathédrale, built on a solid slab of granite, with its shops, botanical gardens and majestic city centre, as well as Chateau de Gratot within 10 minutes.
Fresh Ocean Air
Rolling coast lines, white cliffs, private beaches, singing sea gulls, fantastic (affordable) food, and Rich in History
The Famous Pont de Normandie
Rolling Fields, endless beaches, ancient towns, fantastic restaurants, quaint art galleries, and no mass tourism.
The Beaches of D-Day
The historic beaches of D-Day, and the War Cemeteries. A "must visit."