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Recent Lower-Normandy reviews

  • Great Beach Front Villa

    "A beautiful, well cared for beach. A delightful location, beach front, yet close to restaurants, the bakery and shopping. The house is clean and comfortable with great views, especially at sunset. Benerville is close enough for day trips to the D Day beaches, Bayeau, and Mont Ste. Michael's. We would recommend this villa to family and friends."
    Guest: Lois M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
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  • Yves de Tours

    "Très jolie propriété située à la limite de Bayeux et des plages (7 klm). Le lieu est apaisant, le parc joliment paysagé. . Les locations disposent de toutes les commodités et sont décorées avec goût. Toutes sont d'une propreté exemplaire, grâce à Stéphanie, la fée du logis.. Les hôtes sont très à l'écoute et font tout pour que le séjour des occupants se déroule du mieux possible. Très humains, et d'une belle cordialité, ils rendent le séjour des plus agréables. .Plus qu'une chose à faire...LOUER !...je n'ai pas d'intérêt dans l 'affaire...M D R . Yves de Tours."
    Guest: Yves C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • Great B&B in Normandy

    "We loved staying with Jackie! My husband, daughter and I enjoyed the very comfortable upstairs bedrooms with separate bathrooms. Great breakfast every morning to start the day. Jackie was very hospitable and helped us with maps, driving, and even printed an airline boarding ticket for us. She made a dinner reservation and helped us with any questions as well as a bit of history of the region. The view from front porch is gorgeous French farmland. We visited in the late fall and were happy we had a GPS in our car, as it got dark early and the property is not so easy to find. Would stay again any time!"
    Guest: Dan B. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 19, 2014
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  • Wonderful apartment and location

    "The apartment is perfect for two people. It has a great layout with everything needed and all was of good quality. The shower is fabulous. The location is quiet. The village is great and has everything you need to eat in and a good range of restaurants for eating out. The Sunday market is with a visit. We easily visited the D-Day beaches, Bayeau and Caen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"
    Guest: Rosemary H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 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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