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    "La maison du Parc est une magnifique demeure bien agencée disposant d'un panorama grandiose sur le Périgord vert. Nous avons apprécié la chambre Kipling , très joliment décorée, calme et d'une propreté impeccable. Malgré un temps mitigé, nous avons pu profiter un peu de la piscine (chauffée!) qui permet d'apprécier le paysage sur la vallée. Les petits déjeuners sont très copieux et agrémentés de temps à autre de pâtisseries faites maison en sus des confitures maison et autres viennoiseries. Merci encore Monsieur et Madame L. pour votre accueil chaleureux et vos conseils de visite! cordialement Sylvie et Eddy"
    Guest: sylvie l. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Perfect Provence

    "We had 4 couples, some celebrating 30th wedding anniversaries & birthdays. We rented the 5-bedroom house so we had plenty of space. The home was lovely, clean, appropriately decorated, tasteful. I just wish we had more time to relax in the home but with only one week to explore Provence, we had to run every day to Avignon, Aix, Arles, St Remy, etc. Next time we will stay longer. Both Gabby & Guy were helpful in many ways. She arranged a wonderful local chef to make a special dinner in the house. It was truly the best meal we enjoyed during our 16-day French trip. (Local restaurants are truly divine as well.) If you wonder if these reviews are accurate, rest assured, they are! Can't wait to return. Thank you!"
    Guest: Marge C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • Excellent Location

    "I visited with my mother for her 65th birthday. Excellent location. Wonderful communication with owners. Fabulous management staff. Very clean apartment. My mother's Paris birthday dream. Nothing negative about the apartment. I was fortunate that my mother is in good physical condition as the staircase could have been a challenge. The market in the street below twice a week was amazing. Taxis drivers repeatedly took us to Montmartre instead of rue Montmartre. Likely my poor French. Paris is always a dream come true, and this apartment made the dream complete."
    Guest: Laura U. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
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    "Après avoir découvert cet oasis de tranquillité perché sur une colline, nous y revenons chaque été depuis plus de dix ans. Cette maison modernisée et bien équipée offre des vues excellentes. Le propriétaire est exceptionnellement accueillant."
    Guest: Douglas B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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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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