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  • studio petit mais fonctionnel

    "séjour de 5 jours dans cet appartement proche de la place d'italie (à 3mn à pied du metro). Bien que de petite superficie cet appartement est bien pensé et fonctionnel. Le propriétaire a su se montrer disponible et accueillant."
    Guest: didier m. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Spacious Paris apartment!

    "Nadine's 2-bedroom apartment is delightfully spacious. I picked the 8th arrondissement specifically because of the incredible shopping that is all around. It was not for me, but for my 14-year-old granddaughter who could hardly wait to see all of the stores that she does not have in Tucson, Arizona. She was not disappointed and loved the charm of the 8th. My husband was not on this trip, but really appreciated the free calls back to the States that I could make from the apartment. The apartment was nicely equipped and I especially loved the washing machine for washing small loads. The refrigerator was large, though we only ate breakfast in the apartment. There was a Franprix grocery store just steps away on the next street. Nadine is a delight to work with and she responded quickly to any questions that I had when making the arrangements to rent the apartment. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment. You will love the room size! By the way, the windows cut out street noise. Plus, the street is quiet on the weekends because we are surrounded by office buildings. The World Cup was going on while we were there and we enjoyed hearing (when the windows were open) the enthusiasm of the Parisians toward whichever teams they were supporting. Thanks, Nadine. We enjoyed our week very much."
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 29, 2014
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  • Pure Parisian comfort!

    "Our sincere thanks to Jean Noel and Myriam for making our stay at the Rue Lamartine apartment a great pleasure for us. The apartment was a perfect place for our month long stay. Every year we travel to Paris and the Lamartine apartment provides everything thing one needs to enjoy that beautiful city. Perfect location. Great street markets nearby. Friendly neighborhood. And wonderful restaurants within a short walk (don't miss Le Bon Georges). But most of all the apartment itself is pure Parisian comfort with a fully equipped kitchen. Spacious, light and airy. With separate bedrooms and baths that provide great privacy for couples or families. We will definitely be back. Joseph & Carol"
    Guest: ontheroad Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "Great stay in Saint-tropez! I took my family to Saint-Tropez last May. It was a magnificent stay. The house is modern yet cozy, sunny and private. The garden is lush and the pool was heated and perfect. The location is ideal, very close to everything... the beach during the day and the town and the scene at night. I liked that we were in a private domain. It felt very secure. The house manager was very helpful and the house was immaculate. The bedrooms were very spacious as well as the walk-in closets . The house had a great feel. We hope to come back next year ."
    Guest: Anton Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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Lower-Normandy Travel Tips

The Advantages of Choosing Lower Normandy Vacation Rentals

The beautiful province of Normandy along the north coast of France is divided into Upper and Lower Normandy. The “departmens” of Calvados, Manche and Orne are known as Basse Normandy or Lower Normandy. and they are rich in culture, cuisine and stunning scenery. From the estuaries and marshes along the coastline to forested hills and apple orchards further inland, Lower Normandy is a delightful place to enjoy a relaxing vacation. It is perfect for food-loving ramblers who want to explore the charming rural villages and river valleys at a gentle pace.

Those who have visited Lower Normandy will know that part of the charm of this idyllic area are the local villages. The opportunity to stay in a centuries-old stone built cottage or farmhouse “gîte,” as French vacation homes are commonly known, is not to be missed. Friendly French neighbors will be happy to greet you with a smiling “Bonjour,” unlike their more haughty Parisian countrymen.

Vacation rentals will be fully furnished, often with antique furniture in farmhouse style with rugs on the tile floors. They will be full of character and charm and are always amply spacious. First stop each morning should be the local boulangerie, where hot croissants, crusty bread and savory pasties will have a line of customers waiting to be served, even at 7 a.m.!

Dine outside in the colorful garden of your vacation home, spilling over with poppies, peonies and lupins. The simple pleasures of life offered by a stay in Lower Normandy will be enhanced when you choose local accommodation and become part of the community, if only temporarily!

Things to do From Your Lower Normandy Accommodations

You cannot fail to enjoy the rich cuisine of this area, known for its fresh fish, shellfish, duck, Calvados (apple brandy) and creamy cheeses such as Camembert, Pont l'Evêque and Livarot.

Following the historic battle fields of World War II may appeal to history buffs or those with a family connection here. The area is perfect for exploring on foot or bicycle with winding lanes through flat farmland near the coast, and rolling hills further south. Church steeples always herald the next village where there will be a pâtisserie and a café serving everything from hot chocolate and coffee to beer and wines. You can even rent horse-drawn carriages to explore the area. The small harbors offer boat trips and fishing charters for a fun day out on the water.

What to Expect Weather-Wise When Renting Lower Normandy Villas

The weather in lower Normandy is similar to southern England, with slightly warmer summers. The area does get a lot of rain showers, hence the green fields and flourishing apple orchards! Average temperatures range from 8 to 23 C (46 to 73 F) throughout the year.

Getting to Lower Normandy

Many visitors want the use of a car and arrive by ferry in the ports of Roscoff, Caen or Cherbourg. It is also easy to use the drive-on Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel from southeast England. Driving time from Calais is about five hours.

Flights to Paris are cheap and frequent and Lower Normandy can then be reached by a hired car in around three hours. The local airport at Dinard has flights from Stanstead, Luton and East Midlands airports in the UK.

Places to Visit from Lower Normandy Accommodations

Lower Normandy has 600 km of coastline to explore with cliffs, pebbly beaches and sandy coves. The popular resorts around Cherbourg are warmed by the Gulf Stream and offer happy days on the beach. Deauville, Cabourg and Trouville are also well established holiday resorts.

Further inland are forests, fruit orchards and charming villages. Visit Bayeux with its famous 11th-century tapestry of historic events and the beautiful basilica at Lisieux. Explore the world-famous island-abbey at Mont Sant Michel by crossing the causeway at low tide. The ornate Abbey of St. Etienne at Caen was actually built for the Pope by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.

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