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  • Beautiful place to unwind!

    "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The beautiful house sits on lovely grounds. We especially enjoyed eating outside amidst grape vines, olive trees, and an amazing lavender field. The town and entire Provence countryside are incredibly picturesque ... just as we imagined it to be. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to truly unwind. We can't say enough good things about the affable proprietress, who was wonderfully generous with her time and recommendations. Thank you for a memorable vacation!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 13, 2013
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  • Wonderful Apartment!

    "This apartment was such a perfect place for us to stay in Paris. Three of us stayed there and one of my friends is physically challenged and unable to climb stairs. The apartment worked out perfectly, as it was ground floor and had a walk in shower. The owner was always very responsive when asking questions and setting things up. The apartment is nicely equipped, especially the kitchen. It was all we could ask for!"
    Guest: Kim S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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  • Everything you could want!

    "We have just spent 6 weeks in this apartment and it was everything we needed: warm enough, room enough, near enough + safe and secure enough and very comfy. In fact we have no criticism - we felt at 'home'! There are three factors that were important to us - the first was space to live in rather than camp-in, the second was being able to be self-sufficient so that we could go to restaurants for fun not necessity, and the last was access to the places we might want to go to - so access to transport. With regards to space to live in; for this long a stay a studio apartment could have become claustrophobic - it was a real plus to have separate rooms - ie kitchen/dining room, lounge room, bedroom to give a sense of space. Equally if a friend had arrived there was a bed to offer! Actually friends did arrive but we never told them about that option because we were enjoying our space too much to want to share it for more than a night?! With regard to self-catering spending this much time in Paris meant that we often wanted to cook for ourselves and everything we ever needed was there, from the big things such as a dishwasher or the small but vital detail such as the cheese grater/potato peeler/bottle opener/non-stick pans +lids etc (and must not forget to mention the farmer's markets on the door-step on Saturdays and Sundays, but of course being France even the produce in the local supermarkets such as Monoprix was great). With regards to transport we could not have been in a better place (well - perhaps but not at this price!!! And not without having limitless funds and living over a taxi outlet!). We preferred to use buses because we could get a scenic view of Paris without the stress of driving, and found that the 80 bus from rue Grenelle was a wonderful link to anywhere we needed to get to. We found an overview of the bus map online and learnt to photograph the bus maps at useful bus line stops so we could always plan our journey - even late at night. The metro was equally accessible and user friendly for those with better 'joints' than our older ones! We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment - one of its other virtues is that the other apartments in the block are owned by people who 'live' in Paris and therefore we were not troubled by 'party' noise - though equally it was reasonable to be thoughtful of your neighbours."
    Guest: Henry L. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 3, 2014
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  • A wonderful place in the heart of Beaune

    "We stayed for a week and enjoyed every day. The apartment is completely and nicely furnished with all you will need for your stay. Just bring clothing and food. And food is easily found, as excellent restaurants and markets are easily within walking distance. The sound of the church bells will wake you so pleasantly in the morning. We walked from the apartment to vineyards, the laundromat and the train station. No car is necessary but there is a parking place reserved for you. What a beautiful apartment in the perfect location. Quiet yet centrally located. Excellent elevator."
    Guest: Wayne & Marilyn d. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: November 14, 2013
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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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