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  • Relaxed and comfortable stay !

    "We stayed 2 weeks in the loft south , with 4 kids, 2y, 3y , 13y and 14 years old. Proper and big appartement and very well equipped, if you miss someting you can just ask for it to the very helpfull owner Jacques ! Close, at the bottem, of the very nice village and the view is great , nice garden. The swimming pool is big enough and clean, we had a very pleasent comfortable stay ! MERCI JACQUES !"
    Guest: Jack M. Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 7, 2013
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  • Exceeded our expectations

    "My partner, my niece and my mother spent a week in this amazing villa. The photos do not begin to do justice to this property. It's seriously ten times more beautiful that what it looks in the pictures. You're 2 minutes walk to Saint-Emilion with 27 wonderful restaurants, history, shops and all that you need. There's a wonderful grocery run with the friendliest people one minute walk, and you can get supplies to use in the amazing kitchen in the villa. Speaking of the kitchen, it's a chef's dream. The villa's surrounded by vineyards and wineries. We didn't rent a car but organized day trips with driver. We couldn't recommend this more highly. I miss being there! The concierge of the place was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We would come back in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: rogerad Date of Stay: May 2013 Review Submitted: June 13, 2013
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  • Quiet, secure, clean and more!

    "We rented the cottage for 6 days with our daughter in April, and we've just LOVED it. It is clean, quiet with everything we need. A large bathroom at the first floor and a wc with a sink at the second floor were well appreciated. The village is quiet and secure, with all the accommodations, and the people are very kind and helpful. The owners answer rapidly and efficiently to our demand and welcome us with a bottle of the local wine (which was appreciated after a long travelling day). What is written in the description is what you get and more. We highly recommend this location. Thank you"
    Guest: Jacinthe G. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 2014
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  • A gorgeous flat, a great stay.. can't be happier.

    "I've wanted to see Paris as a parisian, live it and feel the city at my own pace so we rented this flat and loved our time in Paris in the apartment and out thanks to it's perfect location in town. We walked everywhere and really felt like a locals. The flat is so tastefully decorated, loaded with art and books and great historic furniture. It's not big but so cosy. refined to the slightest detail. The courtyard with the climbing plants is so charming and romantic.. I could go on forever.. actually I think we could live in a place like that forever.. Did I mention that we highly recommend it?"
    Guest: Benjamin & Maria Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: March 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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