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  • Beautiful Apartment in Le Marais

    "Just returned from a wonderful week in Paris and what made it special was our excellent apartment in Le Marais. The owner's brother came to greet us and explain things; very nice gentleman. The apartment was super clean, especially the bathroom. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary dishes and utensils needed for cooking. We really enjoyed the balcony area, especially after a full day out and about, it was nice to sit out and relax with a glass of wine. It was super quiet as well. The WIFI connection worked well and was certainly a bonus. The location of this apartment was perfect for us. Across the street there is a grocery store with just about everything including wine. Restaurants are all around you and you can walk to many of the major museums and attractions. We would certainly recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to stay there the next time we are in Paris. Thank you very much."
    Guest: Ross & Peter, Toronto Canada Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Nice four night stay with daughter April 2014. I would stay again.

    "The apartment is newly renovated, clean, sunny, well stocked with all the necessities, close to every thing, metro stop nearby. Dealing with owner and onsite manager was efficient and professional. I would stay again if in Paris. The only suggestion I would have is an improvement to the stairwell/elevator area, a floor refinish and wall paint would do wonders. I am a long time VRBO renter, for the price and location this is spot on."
    Guest: TN-traveler Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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  • Great flat in Cannes!

    "Cozy and comfortable flat on 3rd floor, with good space and everything you need for your vacation. The neighborhood is quiet and has a nice grocery, bakery, butcher and seafood shop. Plenty of restaurants nearby and close to the beach. Not quite central for the film festival, but a fairly easy walk to and from the Palais des Festivals and a welcome escape from the madness. Nathalie the owner, and Pascal the caretaker were great and responsive!"
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 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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