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  • Magnifique

    "An exceptional property in a magnificent setting within easy reach of the best that Provence has to offer. The information pack provided by the owner prior to our arrival helped make our stay a delight."
    Guest: Pillip Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • Paris Notre Dame Apartment

    "Excellent location, quiet, comfortable beds, had all we needed for our 5 day stay. Glad to get fit walking up to the 4th floor apartment."
    Guest: Ron P. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
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  • Great apartment for two couples

    "We rented the apartment for 1 week. The location was excellent; bakery, deli, market, cafés, right down the street. Metro stations were very close as well as bus stops. The apartment was well-equipped for cooking and laundry, and the beds were very comfortable with very nice linens. I think the apartment made our stay in Paris the best stop in our 5 week vacation! I would definitely return here if I have the chance to visit Paris again!"
    Guest: Sue Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: November 3, 2013
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  • Title is very accurate

    "My wife and I stayed in Ofer's flat for 5 nights in August while we thoroughly enjoyed Paris. The property has been completely renovated and upgraded to a deluxe standard, is very comfortable, and as Ofer says, 'Don't be discouraged by the stairs'; to me they were a reminder of the history of the street, not a deterrent, as the flat was terrific. The large double windows over the street helped our Latin Quarter experience on our terms as they were totally soundproof when closed. The location was great for us...we easily walked to many points of interest or the bus stop, and we enjoyed the nearby market, restaurant street, and the local square with its many watering holes for the Parisian experience."
    Guest: R & B Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 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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