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CONTENT HERITAGE & MUSEUMS Castles & Manors

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Churches & Abbeys ……………………………………………………………………………… 10 Museums & D-Day Sites …………………………………………………………………… 14 Museums …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19 Towns of Art

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Maritime Heritage ………………………………………………………………………………… 32 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & TRADE TOURISM Excursions to the Islands ………………………………………………………………… 36 Regional Nature Parks ……………………………………………………………………… 38 Nature Sites ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 40 Parks & Gardens …………………………………………………………………………………… 45 Animal Parks & Leisure Parks

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Boat & Train Trips & Pedal Trolley ……………………………………………… 52 Trade tourism (art and craft visits & industrial visits)………… 53 TOURIST OFFICES

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A1 : Map reference.

LABEL NORMANDIE QUALITÉ TOURISME

QUALITÉ TOURISME TM

TOURISME ET HANDICAP

“Label NQT” allows you to identify the tourism professionals of our region who have obtained and comply with the Normandy Quality Tourism Label. This label guarantees a satisfactory welcome, tourist information and a quality service from participating establishments. Holders are regularly inspected by specialists checking 250 critical points. For full details of establishments in Normandy which have achieved the Quality Charter visit : www.normandie-qualite-tourisme.com

Manche Tourisme helps promote and develop the Qualité TourismeTM label. Qualité TourismeTM is a label created by the Ministry of Tourism. Professionals displaying this label implement a strict quality assurance policy and their services are regularly inspected. They offer a high quality of service to meet tourist expectations. Always ready to help, they undertake to demonstrate professionalism and propose: a warm and personal welcome, clear and accurate information, clean and comfortable premises, their knowledge of the region.

This label offers disabled persons : • the autonomy and reliable information that they desire; • the greatest possible access to tourist sites; • information on the handicaps specifically catered for by the site: motor, mental, visual or auditory handicap. All establishments labelled “Tourisme et Handicap” guarantee disabled persons an appropriate, quality welcome. Labelling is voluntary and open to all tourist professionals.

Photo Credits : S. Barrault, D. Basse, Patrick Bonnor-Fotolia.jpg, Conseil général de la Manche/L.Reiz, P. Courault, M. Desaunay, S. Fautré, M. Genouin-Duhamel, H. Guermonprez, jérômehouyvet-com/CDT 50, A. Kubacsi, Y. Launay, M. Lerouge, A. Mauxion, B. Rivière, T. Seni, D. Sparrow, G. Targat, CDT Manche, X. Abbaye de la Lucerne-d’Outremer & Château de Pirou/Y. Leroux, Abbaye de Lessay/M. Pinel, Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel/Centre des monuments nationaux, Alligator Bay Beauvoir, Cathédrale de Coutances/E. Quesnel, Château des Montgommery/L. Dabosville, Conseil général de la Manche/L.Reiz, Direction des Sites & Musées de la Manche/T. Seni, J.M. Enault/Ville de Cherbourg-Octeville, Fonderie de Cloches/F. Bergamo, Galeries 117, Hôtel de Beaumont Valognes, Jardins en hommage à Jacques Prévert/OT La Hague/V. Boucey, Jolie France II, La Cité de la Mer/S. Guichard, La Rosée du Soleil/P.Y. Le Meur, Logis d’Equilly/J. et S. Guézou, Maison de la Brique/Guérard Perier, Maison de la Pomme et de la Poire/ PNRNM©B. Bouflet, Maison du Parc des Marais St-Côme-du-Mont, Manche Iles Express/O. Normand, Moulin à Vent du Cotentin/J.L. Jacquelin, Moulin de Moidrey/T.Seni, Musée Airborne/P. Bunel, Musée Barbey d’Aurevilly/Mairie de St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, Musée du Bocage Normand/P.Y. Le Meur, Musée du Vieux Granville, OTSI St-Lô, Scriptorial/Ville d’Avranches, Sémaphore du Cap Lévi/F. Kuhn, TCPC/M. Dronnet, Village du Marité/J.C. Mériel, Zoo de Champrépus/J.et Y. Lebreton, X. Creation : R2PUB - +33 (0)2 33 05 75 81 - Print : Corlet Imprimerie - 12/09 All tourist providers mentioned in this document replied to Manche Tourisme’s request for information. All reproduction in part or whole of articles or illustrations contained in this brochure is strictly prohibited. This document is neither contractual nor binding on Manche Tourisme.


HERITAGE MUSEUMS CASTLES & MANORS CHURCHES & ABBEYS M U S E U M S & D -D A Y S IT E S MUSEUMS TOWNS OF ART M A R IT IM E H E R IT A G E


CASTLES MANORS D9

B1

AVRANCHES 50300

■ Castle - Crosville-sur-Douve

BEAUMONT-HAGUE 50440

Castle & Keep

Manor de la Madeleine - Manoir de la Madeleine

Château et Donjon

Built in the 14th century and turned into a farm in the 19th century, this monument has preserved its authenticity and the stern appearance of the period (before the Hundred Years War). The town of Beaumont was built around the Manor, an icon of Hague Point.

The castle was built around 950 by “Onfroi Le Dane” on the remains of the old Roman site. A succession of enclosures and moats were added. From the keep at the heart of the various districts of Avranches, you can view the panorama over the Bay and the Sée valley. Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : 20 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 58 00 22 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 68 13 29 tourisme@avranches.fr - www.ot-avranches.com

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Opening Times : 20/07 to 31/08, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 52 64 27

BAUDREVILLE 50250

Manor des Fol - Manoir des Fol 14th and 16th c. manor that has remained authentic. Renovation work in progress.

E8

BRECEY 50370

La Sémondière Castle - Château de la Sémondière Semondière Castle was built at the turn of the 16th century. This elegant little, Louis 13th-style château is protected by a moat and was the seat of the Counts of Brécey. The carefully furnished and decorated interior plunges the visitor into the world of Norman nobility. Also, discover the life of Jean de Julienne, collector and patron of painter Antoine Watteau. Rooms can be rented for seminars and banquets. Opening Times : 14/07 to 28/08, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Open during the Journées du Patrimoine. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,50 € - children (over 12 years) 3 € (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 68 19 10 / +33 (0)6 13 54 24 46 Fax +33 (0)1 46 05 74 50 - info@lasemondiere.com www.lasemondiere.com

Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday. Open by appointment during the rebuilding work. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 80 06 42 57 cheznestor@wanadoo.fr - www.manoirbaudreville.fr

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CASTLES & MANORS

B2

C3

BRICQUEBOSQ 50340

La Grande Maison - La Grande Maison The Grande Maison is a strong house dating from the turn of the 15th century and a listed building. It comprises a principal dwelling flanked by two square wings. The four bartizans projecting from the corners, the conical roof, the three high stone chimneystacks and the small pinnacle are all typical features of this kind of Great House [sic]. The chapel dates from the 17th century and was built by Nicolas de Thieuville.

A little girl’s dream... Vacant since 1742, the castle is sliding into oblivion, only the farm is still running, using the rooms as granaries. Put up for sale in 1980, the Lefol family, then farmers, bought up the entire property. Today, thanks to their eager farmer daughter Michèle, the restored castle has found its soul again. Opening Times : 04/04 to 07/11, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (over 12 years) 4 € - (until 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 67 25 / +33 (0)6 98 76 60 60 Fax +33 (0)2 33 40 43 05 - chateaucrosville@orange.fr http://chateaucrosville.rez0o.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (guided tour) - children (until 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 40 69 - francoise0846@hotmail.fr

D6

CROSVILLE-SUR-DOUVE 50360

Crosville-sur-Douve Castle - Château de Crosville-sur-Douve

CERISY-LA-SALLE 50210

Cerisy-la-Salle Castle - Château de Cerisy-la-Salle

C4

DENNEVILLE 50580

Omonville Castle - Château d'Omonville Built at the start of the 17th century by Jean Richier, an important protestant lord, the castle is now the International Cultural Centre where the PontignyCerisy Association of Friends organises meetings from June to October. Opening Times : 01/07 to 26/08, Thursday at 3 p.m. & 4.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € (guided tour) - children (10 to 17 years) 1,50 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 91 66 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 11 39 info.cerisy@ccic-cerisy.asso.fr www.ccic-cerisy.asso.fr

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Omonville Castle, whose oldest parts date from the 16th century, stands at the centre of the main courtyard protected by a moat. At the back of the building is a French-style garden. In the 19th century, the arc-shaped servants quarters were rebuilt on a platform and tend to dominate the courtyard of the château. The interior of the buildings is not open to the public. Opening Times : contact us. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 47 97 29.

CRASVILLE 50630

Grenneville Manor - Pavillon de Grenneville Typical manor of the area. It is a Norman square courtyard enclosed by two porches, one double, with cart gate and pedestrian door. The manor dates from the 16th and 18th centuries. The Grennevilles took part in the Norman Conquest alongside William the Conqueror in 1066. Opening Times : 14/07 to 31/08, 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Throughout the year, on reservation. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 1 € (guided tour) - children free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 04 59 / +33 (0)6 62 40 04 59 micheline.de-roodenbeke@wanadoo.fr http://pagesperso-orange.fr/grenneville-gite/histoire.htm

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CASTLES & MANORS

D9

D7

DUCEY 50220

Montgommery Castle

GAVRAY 50450

Duke's Castle - Château Ducal

Château des Montgommery

The site of the Duke’s castle has been carefully restored for the benefit of visitors. A stroll through the ruins of the old castle is enhanced by the information boards which explain its history. This calm and restful location also enjoys wonderful views of Gavray and as far as Coutances.

It was built by Gabriel II de Montgommery. His father, Gabriel Ist, was known as the “Regicide”. The castle was built at the beginning of the 17th century. The monumental staircase, the Itailian-style coffered ceiling of the small room, the French-style ceiling of the gilded room and the fireplaces carry fine and colourful decoration. New : presentation of a model. Opening Times : 01/07 to 30/08, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on bank holidays. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (guided tour) children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 21 53 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 54 07 ducey.tourisme@wanadoo.fr - www.ducey-tourisme.com

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 91 22 11 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 91 22 19 mairie@gavray.net - www.gavray.fr

D1 D7

EQUILLY 50320

GONNEVILLE 50330

Gonneville Castle

Logis d'Equilly

Château de Gonneville

Le Logis d'Equilly

The Logis d'Equilly is special for having preserved the entire estate of a former Mont Saint-Michel Bay seigniory. The guided tour of four rooms in the main building, and outside, the main courtyard, the grounds (pond and lake), the purely 13th century farmyard, avenue, chapel and tithe barn. Opening Times : 12/06 to 19/09, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. except Sunday mornings. Visit at 2.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3,50 € - children (over 12 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 04 71 / +33 (0)6 84 11 68 71 contact@lelogisdequilly.fr - www.lelogisdequilly.fr

C3

The oldest vestiges date back to the 14th century. A dungeon and two watchtowers. Originally built by the Courcy family, the castle was destroyed in the middle of the 16th century by the Pirou, who built the current castle. The front buildings seen on entering the castle were built in 1641 by the Jallot de Beaumont family. A postern defends the entrance to the castle, which is surrounded by a moat filled with water. Opening Times : 10/07 to 22/08, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 22 90 92

FIERVILLE-LES-MINES 50580

Cotentin Windmill - Moulin à Vent du Cotentin The Cotentin Windmill dates from 1744 and was restored in 1997 by the town of Portbail. It is one of the rare windmills in France that continues to grind wheat, buckwheat and spelt (ancient form of wheat). Admire the magnificent thatched wooden barn which is now a shop selling local produce and an exhibition hall. Located at 120 m altitude, the site is an extraordinary viewpoint from which to admire the Norman bocage. Opening Times : 06/02 to 03/11. During the school holidays, everyday except Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Outside the school holidays, Wednesdays, weekends and bank holidays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 and 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 40 min. (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children (over 12 years) 3 € children (6 to 12 years) 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 53 38 04 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 91 45 moulin@cotedesisles.com - www.cotedesisles.com

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CASTLES & MANORS

C6

D2

GRATOT 50200

LESTRE 50310

Castle - Château

The Hougue Manor - Manoir de la Hougue

Gratot Castle was built during the 14th to 18th century and was the family seat of the Argouges. Today, it comprises four towers (including the Fairy Tower) and other imposing buildings surrounded by a moat. Its ongoing restoration has been carried out by a group of volunteers since 1968. “Eight Centuries of Life” is a permanent exhibition spread over four rooms which aims to bring to life this picturesque place. It tells the story of eight centuries of architecture and history, of splendour and abandonment, ruin and a new beginning. Opening Times : throughout the year, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 18 49 contact@chateaugratot.com - www.chateaugratot.com

16th-century manor once belonging to Lucas de Nehou (founder of the La Glacerie glass-works and founder of the Saint-Gobain glass factory). The only portable harquebus in the region. The grounds of the property are open to the public.

D5

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : 20 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 1 € (visit without guide) - 2 € (guided tour) children free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 06 41 / +33 (0)6 09 47 24 56 monique.fauvette0798@orange.fr

HAUTEVILLE-LA-GUICHARD 50570

The Bouillon Manor - Manoir du Bouillon Fortified medieval seigniorial farm. The owners will explain to you the development of farming down the centuries with the help of the presentday buildings and their architecture.

D4

MEAUTIS 50500

The Donville Manor - Manoir de Donville Property with traces dating back to the 11th century and redone in the time of Louis XV. Very fine and unique mass manor in the marshlands of the Cotentin and Bessin area. Visits on four themes: the manor’s history, architecture and heritage, gardens and the D-Day landings. Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/10, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open everyday between mid-May and the end of June. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5,50 € - children 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22 / +33 (0)6 47 51 02 69 feuardent.franck@neuf.fr www.manoirdedonville.com

Opening Times : 17/07 to 20/09, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € (visit without guide) - 5 € (guided tour) children (under 16 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 79 58 - corinneharel@wanadoo.fr C2

LA GLACERIE 50470

The Fieffe Manor - Manoir de la Fieffe This fine architectural unit from the 16th century, the whole of which is listed, is testimony to seigniorial and rural life in the Cotentin.

Opening Times : 19/06 to 14/07, 31/07 to 12/08, 04/09 to 19/09, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Friday. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children 3 € - (under 10 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 43 59 44 manoirdelafieffe@yahoo.fr

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CASTLES & MANORS

C9

D4

MOIDREY 50170

PRETOT-SAINTE-SUZANNE 50250

Moidrey Mill

Sainte-Suzanne Castle - Château de Sainte-Suzanne

Moulin de Moidrey

In a main courtyard, a pink-brick building of “classic 18th century elegance” is surrounded by outbuildings whose architecture dates back to the end of the 16th century. Inner courtyard. View over the three avenues converging towards the castle. Opening Times : 01/07 to 30/09, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € - children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 95 01 / +33 (0)6 83 30 94 79 laurence.de.treglode@hotmail.fr

Push open the mill door and wake up all your senses: smell the richness of the land, listen to the gentle ticking of the gears, see the beauty of the mechanisms… Restored in 2003, the Moidrey windmill is once again producing buckwheat flour… Opening Times : 06/02 to 15/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,50 € (visit without guide) - 3,50 € (guided tour) children 2,50 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 46 36 18 82 moulindemoidrey@free.fr - www.ansedemoidrey.com

E9

PARIGNY 50600

D3

Parigny Castle - Château de Parigny

RAVENOVILLE 50480

Surville Manor Manoir de Surville

Pretty manor whose oldest architectural elements date from the 16th century, the central main building dates from the 18th century. The outbuildings, the facades, the pigeon-house (dating from the time of Henri IV), and the drawing rooms are the most interesting parts of the castle.

The building dates back to the 16th century and includes a well-preserved square tower supporting a graceful bartizan with a pointed roof. The old facade (16th and 17th centuries) on the garden side contrasts with the newer facade (18th century) on the courtyard side. Inside, beautiful fireplaces, 2 graceful staircases (one spiral, the other straight flight), and many decorative motifs throughout the building. Opening Times : 06/07 to 28/08, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 78 77 / +33 (0)1 46 02 34 11 / +33 (0)6 86 55 07 41 cthelot@yahoo.fr

Opening Times : 01/06 to 15/07 and 04/09 to 20/09, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 49 41 22 / +33 (0)6 63 97 02 26 hdevilleplee@wanadoo.fr

E5

REMILLY-SUR-LOZON 50570

The Montfort Castle - Château de Montfort C5

In the heart of the marshes, this partiallyrestored castle has a long history and stands in calm surroundings. A study of its architecture reveals its beginnings in the 15th century, the Renaissance (existing façade of the seigneurial dwelling), the Revolution (the faded coats of arms), its moment of glory, its fall, and its new beginning in 1980. Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/10, weekend 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children 2 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 55 30 11

PIROU 50770

Pirou Castle Château de Pirou

Pirou Castle was built in the 12th century on an artificial island protected by three moats, five fortified gates, and high ramparts. It is the oldest Norman castle. An ancient legend recounts the metamorphosis of the castle’s occupants into geese to flee Scandinavian assailants. Discover: the bakery, press-house, chapel, Plaids hall, the old dwelling, the parapet walk with its fine shale roofs. Opening Times : 01/02 to 30/09 and 15/10 to 29/11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (5 p.m. from October to March). Closed on Tuesday. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour in summer). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (14 to 18 years) 3 € - (7 to 14 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 34 71 pirou@chateau-pirou.org - www.chateau-pirou.org

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CASTLES & MANORS

D1

E5

RETHOVILLE 50330

Marie Ravenel Mill

SAINT-LO 50000

National Stud - Haras National

Moulin de Marie Ravenel

Take the D 116 road towards Barfleur, then follow the signs from Cosqueville. Property of the Community of Communes, the Moulin de la Coudrairie was built in the 18th century. It changed its name to the Moulin de Marie Ravenel in tribute to the poet who lived there until the age of 18. It has two pairs of mill wheels and an exceptional mill race of 500 000 litres of water. The mill has been rethatched (with Camargue reed), as it was originally. The entirely new framework is made from oak. Opening Times : 04/04 to 31/05, weekends and bank holidays, 2 to 7 p.m. 02/06 to 27/09, 2 to 7 p.m., except Mondays. Last visit at 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € - children (over 14 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 61 12 / +33 (0)2 33 54 37 20 / +33 (0)6 79 94 03 61 tourisme.fermanville@wanadoo.fr http://web.mac.com/davidmatelot/Moulin_Marie_Ravenel/Accueil.html B3

A fine example of 19th century architecture, the National Stud at Saint-Lô has 150 breeders of over 7 different pedigrees. The stud is specialized in the racing horse breed called the “Selle français”. The exhibition hall containing a display of horse drawn vehicles and the ceremonial saddle room complete the guided tour. The Jeudis du Haras displays present horse teams and stallions (last Thursday of July to last Thursday of August at 3 p.m.).

SAINT-GERMAIN-LE-GAILLARD 50340

The Bunehou Manor - Manoir de Bunehou

Opening Times : 18/02 to 21/02, 25/02 to 28/02 and 04/03 to 07/03, Thursday to Sunday, guided tours at 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. 03/04 to 02/05, everyday at 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. 8-9, from 13 to 16, from 22 to 24 and 29-30 May, from 01/06 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 19/09, guided tours at 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. In July and August, everyday guided tours at 11 a.m., 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., except Sunday morning. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € (guided tour) - children (6 to 16 years) 2,50 € (guided tour) - children (until 6 years) free entry. The Jeudis du Haras : adult 5,50 € - children (6 to 16 years) 3 € - (under 6 years) free entry. Contact : Tél. +33 (0)2 14 29 00 17 / +33 (0)2 33 55 29 09 Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 60 36 - sce.tourisme@saint-lo.fr www.saint-lo.fr / www.haras-nationaux.fr

Discover, in a fascinating guided tour, the remarkable Bunehou Manor. Its buildings exemplify the architectural evolution of Cotentin dwellings between the 14th and 17th centuries. The manor is steeped in history and was the scene of a violent quarrel between two great seigneurs of the Hundred Years war, Nicolas de Chiffrevast and Geoffroy d'Harcourt. The visit continues into the English-style garden where dry-stone walls combine intimately with many varieties of plant to create an harmonious whole. Opening Times : 23/07 to 31/08, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : all contributions welcome. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 93 54 48 didier.viejo@wanadoo.fr - www.manoir-de-bunehou.com C3

D5

SAINT-SAUVEUR-LENDELIN 50490

Grand Taute Manor - Manoir du Grand Taute It was built in the late 16th century by Jean Le Coq, officer of the court. The visit exemplifies the rural seigneury during the troubled period of the Wars of Religion. A very elaborate defensive system, in perfect condition, protected the residence from any enemy incursions. The outbuildings comprise a bakery, a press room, barns, horse stables and stables bordering the front courtyard.

SAINT-JACQUES-DE-NEHOU 50390

Gonneville Manor - Manoir de Gonneville Manor farm with square courtyard dating from the 13th and 16th centuries. At the back of the courtyard stands the Renaissance-style main dwelling with ornamental chimneys. On the right hand side of the courtyard stand the cart-shed, the stables, the cellar and the farmer’s house. The two wings comprise farm buildings, stables and the pressing shed. In the corner stands the dovecote. Other buildings around the manor include a bakery and a bread oven. Listed building. Only the grounds are open to the public. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 11 47 54 91 - delcroixjeanphilippe@gmail.com

Opening Times : 01/07 to 01/09, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open during the Journées du Patrimoine. Duration of Visit : 35 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 67 24 / +33 (0)2 33 19 19 24

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CASTLES & MANORS

C3

C2

SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE 50390

VALOGNES 50700

Castle - Château

Hôtel de Beaumont

On the banks of the River Douve, Saint-Sauveur-leVicomte is famous for its fortified castle flanked with 14th century towers and dominated by an imposing keep. The Old Castle was put under siege twice during the Hundred Years War. Opening Times : throughout the year. Closed on Sunday. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (guided tour) - children 1 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 50 44 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 88 85 ot.ssv@wanadoo.fr - http://saintsauveurlevicomte.stationverte.com

Hôtel de Beaumont

F6

The visit of the most prestigious town house in the Cotentin region is so incredibly realistic that it will enchant children and adults alike. From the imposing grand staircase unique in France to the private chambers, including the recently furnished lounges, a wonderful reconstitution transports the visitor back into the charming and elegant atmosphere of 18th century aristocratic life. A detour in the gardens completes this visit into the past. Opening Times : 01/07 to 22/09, 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., except Sunday morning. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children 3,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 12 30 claire.des-courtils@wanadoo.fr - www.hoteldebeaumont.fr

TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE 50160

The Castle des Matignon - Château des Matignon C2

The Château des Matignon (16-17th c.) was the fiefdom of that famous Norman family for over three hundred years. Despite successive destructions, it houses numerous Aubusson tapestries, Norman furniture and the museum of local sculptor Arthur Le Duc. On the outside lie the “cannon courtyard” and a public garden with a view down onto the ponds and the old village. Opening Times : 15/06 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 15/09, weekends 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, everyday 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 71 44 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 56 13 35 mairie.torigni@wanadoo.fr

B1

VALOGNES 50700

The Quesnay Manor - Manoir du Quesnay Formerly a very important estate, even including part of the Channel Islands, Manoir du Quesnay is recorded since the late 10th century. The fruit of alterations in the 17th and 18th centuries, the current manor has preserved all the features of the great seigniorial domain. In addition to playing a major role in the Hundred Years War, its chapel, now in ruins, was a Protestant shrine during the wars of religion. Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 46 98 / +33 (0)6 62 07 46 98 olivier.juin@laposte.net

URVILLE-NACQUEVILLE 50460 D9

Dur-Ecu Manor - Manoir de Dur-Ecu

VERGONCEY 50240

The Boucéel Castle - Château de Boucéel

16th century manor built on older foundations. Fine location facing the sea. Manor interior not open to visitors.

Saint-Malo style country residence. It is situated in a vast park with lakes, an island, many hundred-yearold trees, and a chapel dating from the 13th and 15th centuries. Interior contains wood panelling, period furniture, and family portraits. Opening Times : 20/08 to 30/09. The interior of the castle 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the park and the chapel. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 48 34 61 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 48 16 26 chateaudebouceel@wanadoo.fr - www.chateaudebouceel.com

Opening Times : 01/07 to 30/09, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open during the Journées du Patrimoine. Duration of Visit : free visit with explanatory brochure. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - 2 children free for 1 paying adult. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 10 58 68 41 - visites@durecu.com - www.durecu.com

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CHURCHES ABBEYS F5

E4

BERIGNY 50810

CARENTAN 50500

Saint-Quentin-d'Elle Chapel - Chapelle de Saint-Quentin-d'Elle

Notre-Dame Church & Notre Dame Great Organ

Parish church from the Middle Ages to 1812, then included in the parish of Bérigny before becoming a private chapel in 1845. Parts of the chapel date from the medieval period and the chancel with altarpiece from the 18th century. Included in the national register of designated ancient monuments.

Eglise Notre-Dame et Grand Orgue Notre- Dame

Notre-Dame Church was built in the 11th century and is a listed building. All that remains from the Norman period is the west gate, the lower part of the pillars, the four main pillars of the transept crossing and the Romanesque arches.The church holds a beautiful collection of recently restored paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Notre-Dame’s great organ began a new life in 1990. Listed as a national monument for its case and pipes, it was recently restored in the classical style of the late 17th century. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 23 50 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 42 74 01 info@ot-carentan.fr - www.ot-carentan.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)1 47 43 14 78 - hugues.levard@wanadoo.fr C4

■ Cloister - Mont Saint-Michel

CANVILLE-LA-ROCQUE 50580

F5

CERISY-LA-FORET 50680

Church - Eglise

Saint-Vigor Abbey - Abbaye Saint-Vigor

Restored, 16th-century church containing murals depicting the legend of “Pendu Dépendu”. The paintings recount the adventure of three German pilgrims on the road to Santiago-de-Compostela in a unique way.

Pearl of Roman Art, this magnificent abbey was founded in 1032 by Duke Robert the Magnificent. With its apse of 15 bays and 3 levels combining refinement and brightness, the Abbey is unique in Normandy. Another masterpiece is the 14th century Abbot's chapel, reminiscent of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. Opening Times : 01/04 to 14/11, daily except Monday between April to June, and September to November, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € (visit without guide) - 5 € (guided tour) children free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 57 34 63 abbayedecerisylaforet@orange.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 87 57 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 29 81

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CHURCHES & ABBEYS

C1

D6

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Notre-Dame du Vœu Abbey - Abbaye Notre-Dame du Voeu

The main part of Saint Nicolas Church, former parish church of Coutances, dates from the 16th & 17th centuries. It is a fine example of the late Gothic style. The chancel is particularly light. Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 08 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 08 19 tourisme-coutances@wanadoo.fr www.coutances.fr / www.paysdecoutances.fr

Former abbey, founded in 1145, later a barracks then a hospital, one of the department’s finest. The site has many interesting elevated remains. Restored 13th c. refectory, 13th c. chapter-house. Recently restored abbey church nave gable. The abbey dwellings have been turned into an exhibition hall displaying a magnificent tombstone of the priest Guillaume dating from 1280.

D6

COUTANCES 50200

Saint-Pierre Church

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, weekends 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open during the Journées du Patrimoine. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 89 13 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 87 88 02 mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

D6

COUTANCES 50200

Saint-Nicolas Church - Eglise Saint-Nicolas

Eglise Saint-Pierre

Rebuilt at the end of the 15th century and during 16th century, Saint Pierre Church juxtaposes a flamboyant Gothic style with that of the Renaissance, culminating in the superb lantern. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 08 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 08 19 tourisme-coutances@wanadoo.fr www.coutances.fr / www.paysdecoutances.fr

COUTANCES 50200

Notre-Dame Cathedral - Cathédrale Notre-Dame Dominating the town with its stone towers and spires, Coutances Cathedral was rebuilt in the 13th century. However, the Romanesque structure of the nave and façade towers has been retained and forms the backbone of the cathedral as it is today: a chef d'oeuvre of Gothic Norman architecture. The building is famous for its extreme elegance, the daring design of its lantern (the most beautiful in Normandy) and the finery of its medieval stained glass (the largest collection of 13th century windows preserved in Normandy). Guided tours of the Romaneque parts of the cathedral include special access to the upper galleries and the lantern.

C6

GRATOT 50200

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage Ermitage Saint-Gerbold

Built in several stages from the 15th to 17th century, on orders of the lords of Gratot, the d'Argouges, the original chapel became a hermitage in 1620, and remained so up to the last occupant in 1830. The outstanding site became a listed building in 1995, was restored in the years 2000, and represents one of the rare examples of surviving hermitages in France. Outside, interpretation tables, accessible at all times, explain the history, architecture and recount the legend of the saint and the life of the hermits. Opening Times : grounds open all year round ; Interior open exceptionally with guided tour during the heritage days (Journées du Patrimoine), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 05 94 17 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 05 98 87 museesetsites50@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide) - 45 min. guided tour (excluding upper galleries) - 1 1/2 hours (including upper galleries). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 08 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 08 19 tourisme-coutances@wanadoo.fr www.coutances.fr / www.paysdecoutances.fr

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CHURCHES & ABBEYS

D7

C9

HAMBYE 50450

LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170

Hambye Abbey - Abbaye de Hambye

Mont Saint-Michel Abbey - Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel

Benedictine abbey of the 12th and 13th century founded on the banks of the river Sienne. Classified as a Historic Monument. One of the most complete medieval monastic buildings in Lower Normandy. Some of the convent buildings are private. Visit without guide of the abbey, guided visit of the convent buildings. The convent buildings are closed on Tuesdays.

Important pilgrimage centre from the 8th to 18th century, the Benedictine Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is a remarkable example of medieval architecture which is both military and religious. Visitors will be enthralled by the abbey church, the cloisters, the refectory and the monks' promenade. In summer, see a different facet of the abbey, watching the night fall during a nocturnal visit accompanied by sound and light… Opening Times : 02/05 to 31/08, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 01/09 to 30/04, 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed 01/01, 01/05 & 25/12. Final entrance 1 hour before closing. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 8,50 € (visit without guide or guided tour) 13 € (audioguided tour) - children 4,50 € (audioguided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 80 00 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 70 83 08 abbaye.mont-saint-michel@monuments-nationaux.fr www.mont-saint-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr

Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays except July and August. Closed at 5 p.m. in October. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,70 € (visit without guide) - 4,20 € (guided tour) children 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 76 92 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 99 91 musee.hambye@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

D8

C5

LESSAY 50430

Sainte-Trinité Abbey - Abbaye Sainte-Trinité The Romanesque abbey, a listed building, was founded in the 11th century by the Barons of La Haye-du-Puits. It was one of the first buildings to be entirely vaulted over intersecting ribs. Following its destruction in1944,identicalreconstruction was conducted by YvesMarie Froidevaux, chief architect at the listed monuments department. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except during religious services. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide) - (guided visit in July and August once a week only). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children (under 14 years) 1 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 14 34 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 45 77 17 info@canton-lessay.com - www.canton-lessay.com

LA LUCERNE-D'OUTREMER 50320

Sainte-Trinité Abbey - Abbaye Sainte-Trinité Founded in the 12th century, the Lucerne abbey was occupied by Premonstratensian canons. Nestled in a hollow of the Thar valley, these Romanesque constructions rise up, their sobriety and austerity evoking the Cistercian spirit. An imposing bell tower announces the advent of Gothic architecture. Since 1959, the abbey has been undergoing a spectacular restoration: renovation of the cellars, the refectory and the abbey church with its vaulting. Discover also the porch, the dovecot, the park, the abbot's lodging and its lake.

E1

MONTFARVILLE 50760

Church - Eglise The Montfarville Church was built in 1763 of local white granite, and contains exceptional works of art, notably the virgin with child in multicoloured stone, as well as four large wooden statues. The vault and the chancel were decorated in 1879 by the painter from Réville, Guillaume Fouace. In two years, Fouace painted 19 canvasses depicting scenes from the life of Christ. These paintings are listed as historical monuments. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/10 to 31/03, 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 05 74 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 72 84 mairie-montfarville@wanadoo.fr

Opening Times : 15/03 to 30/09 & 15/10 to 15/11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (5 p.m. October to March). Open during the Christmas school holidays. Closed Sunday morning. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide or guided tour in summer). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (7 to 14 years) 2 € - (14 to 18 years) 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 48 83 56 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 16 52 lucerne@abbaye-lucerne.fr - www.abbaye-lucerne.fr

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CHURCHES & ABBEYS

B4

E5

PORTBAIL 50580

SAINT-LO 50000

Notre-Dame Church & Baptistry - Eglise Notre-Dame et Baptistère

Notre-Dame Church

Located on the banks of the harbour, the 11th century Notre-Dame Church is a listed building with a fortified bell tower. Illuminated every evening, the church is now host to exhibitions and concerts. Unusual for its hexagonal layout, the baptistry dates from the 4th century and is the only one its kind north of the River Loire. Baptistry is always open to the public.

Eglise Notre-Dame

Saint-Lô’s Notre Dame Church was severely affected by the bombings of June 1944. The restoration of the flamboyant Gothic-style building retains its war wounds. Note the curious, finely-carved exterior pulpit adjoining the north wall of the chancel, the Second World War shell driven into the stone, and the 15th and 16th century stained glass rescued from disaster. Opening Times : unaccompanied visits all year round. From 01/07 to 31/08, Tuesdays and Fridays at 3.30 p.m. (guided tour). Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 14 29 00 17 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 60 36 sce.tourisme@saint-lo.fr - www.saint-lo.fr

Opening Times : from 02/01 to 20/12, Tuesday to Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Week-ends by request. Monday closing. From 01/07 to 31/08, Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. and from 3.30 to 6.30 p.m. Unaccompanied tours on Mondays. Sundays and bank holidays, from 3.30 to 6.30 p.m. Closed on Sunday mornings. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (guided tour) - children (until 18 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 03 07 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 04 94 66 tourisme.portbail@wanadoo.fr - www.portbail.org

D6

E5

SAINT-LO 50000

Sainte-Croix Church - Eglise Sainte-Croix Sainte Croix Church was consecrated in 1204. This Romanesque building is the oldest in Saint-Lô and has undegone many modifications over the centuries. Only the gate and the first bays remain from the Norman period.

RONCEY 50210

Letenneur Mausoleum Mausolée Letenneur

Constructed in the village in which Letenneur was born (“La Rousserie”), this unique monument stands 30 metres high and its unique role as a tomb and “château fort” is intriguing to visitors. The crypt holds the tomb of Auguste Letenneur, his wife and two of their children. On the first floor is a dining room, a terrace and the entrance to the tower from where there are magnificent views of the surrounding area. In a nearby meadow is the “Fountain of Virginity” which Letenneur built himself. Opening Times : March to October, on Sunday afternoon. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 93 35 / +33 (0)6 12 82 46 12 Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 22 85 - mairieroncey@wanadoo.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 14 29 00 17 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 60 36 sce.tourisme@saint-lo.fr - www.saint-lo.fr

E6

TROISGOTS 50420

La Chapelle-sur-Vire La Chapelle-sur-Vire

The Chapel on the Vire, nestling in the heart of the Vire Valley, has been a pilgrimage site since the 12th century. Today, this elegant neo-Gothic chapel of red stone shelters two statues from the 14th and 16th centuries which have miraculously survived. The 15th century main altar is in white stone with superb reliefs in albaster. Permanent exhibitions evoke the importance of pilgrimage over the centuries. The site is a great place for walks along the towpath and the Way of the Cross. Leisure and picnic area (5 000 m2) near the site. Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : 40 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 23 39 / +33 (0)2 33 56 32 02 Fax +33 (0)2 33 56 11 75 - communaute.tessy@wanadoo.fr www.tessy-sur-vire.com

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■ Liberation Museum - Cherbourg-Octeville

MUSEUMS D-DAY SITES D3

C1

AZEVILLE 50310

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Azeville Battery - Batterie d'Azeville

The Galeries 117 - Les Galeries 117

Visit to the Azeville battery and underground works entirely free along a new itinerary with audioguide and illustrations. The audioguide presents the blockhouses’ architecture and the course of the battle in this reinforced concrete world. Last tickets on sale 1hr before the site closes.

Underground history reaching an altitude of 117 metres. Visit a unique site, classified as a French Historical Monument. In the depths of the stone, you will discover a mineral cathedral. Enhanced by sound and lights, the natural colours of the rock are truly magnificent. Look out over the Cotentin from the esplanade of the Galeries 117. Relive a historical period thanks to the unique scenography. Experience the daily life of the Galeries 117 during the Second World War.

Opening Times : 07/02 to 07/03 and April, October and All Saint's Day school holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In May and September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/06 to 31/08, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € (audioguided tour) - children 1,75 € (audioguided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05 / +33 (0)6 77 80 86 14 Fax +33 (0)2 33 40 63 06 - musee.azeville@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Opening Times : contact us. Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 22 49 34 contact@galeries117.fr - www.galeries117.fr

C1 E7

BEAUCOUDRAY 50420

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Liberation Museum - Musée de la Libération

Monument des Fusillés - Monument des Fusillés From darkness into light, the Freedom Museum retraces the sombre years of the occupation before the liberation of Cherbourg. Many audiovisual displays.

In this landscaped park, a monument erected on the site where 11 members of the French Resistance belonging to the Manche section were shot dead on June 15th 1944.

Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sunday morning and Monday morning. 01/10 to 30/04, Wednesday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3,70 € - children (under 7 years) free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 20 14 12 - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 07 77

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musEUMS & D-DAY SITES

D3

E5

ECAUSSEVILLE 50310

LA CHAPELLE-ENJUGER 50570

Dirigeable hangar - Hangar à Dirigeables

German Military Cemetery - Cimetière Militaire Allemand

Contemporary documents and scale models illustrate the history of the hangar and its construction. Visit inside the hangar. In summer, demonstrations of small dirigible balloons in flight.

In 1957, the exhumation service of the Volksbund transferred soldier’s remains to the German Military Cemetery in Marigny. The cemetery comprises fives tombs in a line, surrounded by raised banks. Each ceramic plate carries the names, grades and dates of birth and death of two soldiers. Crosses stand in groups throughout the cemetery and account for the 11 169 German deaths of the Second World War. The cemetery was inaugurated on 20th September 1961.

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Duration of Visit : visit without guide or guided tour on request. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € (guided tour) - children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 01 02 phivaast@orange.fr - www.aerobase.fr

C9

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 22 88 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 56 19 95 www.volksbund.de

HUISNES-SUR-MER 50170

Cimetière Militaire Allemand E6

The proximity to the Mont Saint-Michel was kept in mind when planning the construction. This round building with two floors has a diameter of 47 m. The two floors are connected by four stairs. In each floor, 34 grave rooms are attached to the open tower gallery. 180 dead rest in each of these vaults. The chambers of the dead are closed with a slab and labelled with bronze name boards. Not only the fallen of the invasion battles that were buried in the vicinity lie here but also the victims of the battles in the late summer of 1944. On 30th of July 1944 the Americans managed the decisive breakthrough at Avranches against the German defence front and the war moved beyond the Norman area. The memorial place was inaugurated on 14th of September 1963.

MARIGNY 50570

Cobra Memorial - Mémorial Cobra The memorial to Operation Cobra displays photographs and documents connected with the events that took place before and after the liberation of Marigny on 27th July 1944. Understand the reasons for Operation Cobra, learn about the turmoil experienced by the villagers and the great breakthrough. 60 m2 of exhibition including 500 photographs and 300 historical texts.

Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/05 and September, Sunday 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/06 to 31/08, weekends 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 2 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 13 82 / +33 (0)6 82 17 75 07 / + 33 (0)2 33 56 88 67 / +33 (0)2 33 57 61 92 - gilb.richard@wanadoo.fr

Opening Times : 01/03 to 30/11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/12 to 28/02, 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 13 13 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 66 80 huisnes@volksbund.de - www.volksbund.de

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MUSEUMS & D-DAY SITES

C3

D2

NEHOU 50390

QUINEVILLE 50310

Patton Exhibition - Expo Patton

Memorial of found Freedom - Mémorial de la Liberté retrouvée

Exhibition fully dedicated to one of the most famous generals of the Second World War : General George S. Patton. He was an exceptional man, and the exhibition founder wanted to reserve a museographic space in Normandy in memory of this famous and prestigious character. The visit will take you from his birth in 1885 through to the end of the Second World War.

The daily life of the French people during the Occupation. Complete chronological visit of the Second World War on over 1 000 m2 of modern museographic space.

Opening Times : contact us. Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95 memorial.quineville@wanadoo.fr - www.memorial-quineville.com

Opening Times : 15/05 to 15/09, Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ; weekends and bank holidays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 09 72 / +33 (0)6 67 08 64 31 patton-expo@live.fr - www.expo-patton.com

D4

SAINT-COME-DU-MONT 50500

D-Day paratrooper historical centre Centre Historique des Parachutistes du Jour J

D3

ORGLANDES 50390

On one of the major Battle of Normandy sites, where US paratroops encountered German paratroops, visit the former command post of Major Von Der Heyte’s “Green Devils” and discover a historically rich collection made up entirely of genuine items from the battlefield or from veterans. Presented in a unique manner, each piece tells its own story.

German Military Cemetery - Cimetière Militaire Allemand In 1944, the German and American dead were buried in this cemetery. In 19451946, the American authorities transferred American bodies to the cemetery at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados) while in 1957, the German authorities brought German bodies to La Chapelle-Enjuger from other small cemeteries or isolated graves. 10 152 tombs.

Opening Times : 02/01 to 30/12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sunday from 15/10 to 30/04. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5,95 € - children (9 to 12 years) 4 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 42 00 42 / +33 (0)6 03 11 30 66 Fax +33 (0)2 33 42 13 51 carentan.101@orange.fr - www.paratrooper-museum.org

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 41 79 89 - www.volksbund.de

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musEUMS & D-DAY SITES

D10

D3

SAINT-JAMES 50240

American Military Cemetery - Cimetière Militaire Américain

SAINT-MARCOUF-DE-L'ISLE 50310

Museum of Battery of Crisbecq Musée de la Batterie de Crisbecq

“The U.S.A., proud of the exploits of their sons, humble before their sacrifice, have erected this monument in their memory.” The cemetery, the chapel with Memorial Room and the Wall of the Missing, commemorate the 4 410 soldiers resting in this place.

German antinaval battery comprising blockhouse and gun bunkers, altogether 21 works covering 40 000 m2 entirely refurbished inside with D-Day equipment and dioramas. See the battery as it would have been in operation, and how these soldiers lived from 1939 to 1945.

Opening Times : 02/01 to 31/12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed 25/12 and 01/01. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 24 90 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 24 91 brittany@abmc.gov - www.abmc.gov

E5

Opening Times : in April, October and November, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In May, June and September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children (under 12 years) 3,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 68 41 09 04 batteriemarcouf@yahoo.fr - www.batterie-marcouf.com

SAINT-LO 50000

Chapel of St Madeleine - Memorial US Chapelle de la Madeleine - Mémorial US

E3

Former Saint-Lô leper house, now restored, Madeleine Chapel shelters the Memorial to the 29th and 35th US Divisions which liberated Saint-Lô.

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT 50480

Liberation Museum Musée de la Libération

On show in this historic spot, a collection of genuine American and German equipment: vehicles, US and German armour, US and German dummies, trophies taken and items excavated.

Opening Times : 01/07 to 19/09, weekends 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 14 29 00 17 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 60 36 sce.tourisme@saint-lo.fr - www.saint-lo.fr Opening Times : 01/04 to 11/11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Out of season, open by appointment. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,50 € - children (8 to 12 years) 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 25 62 museedelaliberation@orange.fr - www.utah-musee-liberation.com

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E3

D3

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT 50480

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE 50480

Museum of the Occupation - Musée de l'Occupation

Airborne Museum - Musée Airborne

For four years, this museum/home housed the German Kommandantur then was the US troops’ CP until 1 Nov. 1944. The Germans’ resting room is decorated with authentic wall paintings (1942). the fate of the civilian population, war prisoners, the TODT organisation, the Gestapo, collaboration, deportation and the resistance are the topics covered on these walls charged with history. Opening Times : 15/04 to 15/09, 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. In April, May, June & September, closed on Wednesday. Duration of Visit : visit without guide or guided tour on request. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,50 € - children (12 to 18 years) 3 € - (until 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 57 14 / +33 (0)6 81 24 33 30

The Airborne Museum is located near the church square, in a 3 000 m2 park. The first building, in the form of a parachute, houses a WACO glider in original condition, along with numerous displays including vintage documents, testimonies, weapons, munitions, equipment, etc. The second building, shaped like a delta wing, contains a Douglas C47 aircraft which took part in the parachute drops and towed gliders during Operation Overlord. Numerous mannequins in uniform are on display, together with personal souvenirs offered by American veterans. You can watch an original 20-minute film entitled “Combat pour la Liberté” (Fight for freedom).

E3

Opening Times : 01/02 to 31/03, 01/10 to 30/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/04 to 30/09, 9 a.m. to 6.45 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7 € - children (6 to 16 years) 4 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 41 78 87 musee.airborne@wanadoo.fr - www.musee-airborne.com

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT 50480

D-Day Landing Museum - Musée du Débarquement On an unchanged site, the Utah Beach Museum retraces the landing of the American troops on June 6th 1944. 836000 men participated in this military and technical exploit. The museum holds a fine collection of equipment, arms, photos and mementos. Display of German amphibious vehicles and defensive equipment. Archive films in 3 languages. Panoramic view of the whole site to Pointe-du-Hoc. On the site, monuments commemorating the action of the men landed in the sector.

The purpose of the association Normandie Mémoire is to organize, coordinate and promote sites, museums and events relating to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

> ONE WEB SITE www.normandiememoire.com (For full historical information and the agenda of commemorative, festive and cultural meetings and events, etc.) Opening Times : 01/02 to 31/03 and November, 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 01/04 to 31/05 and October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/06 to 30/09, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 50 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children 2,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 71 92 36 musee@utah-beach.com - www.utah-beach.com

> THE NORMANDIE PASS visit the twenty-six museums of the Battle of Normandy Historical Area at reduced prices! Normandie Mémoire 88 rue Saint Martin 14000 CAEN Tel. +33 (0)2 31 94 80 26

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■ Christian Dior Museum - Granville

MUSEUMS C4

D9

ANGOVILLE-SUR-AY 50430

Semilly Musical Farm - Ferme Musicale de Semilly

AVRANCHES 50300

The Avranches Scriptorial The Manuscripts of Mont Saint-Michel

Museum on making musical instruments: history of making wind instruments, from the Renaissance to the present days (display cases, interactive terminals, DVDs...).

Scriptorial d'Avranches - Musée des Manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel

In the centre of the town, in a truly contemporary building, the Avranches Scriptorial exhibits the precious manuscripts of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, kept in Avranches since the Revolution.

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday morning and Sunday. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7 € - children 5 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 41 72 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 07 13 13 contact@lafermemusicale.com - www.lafermemusicale.com

D9

Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 30/09, Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, everyday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 01/10 to 30/04, Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed January and 01/05, 01/11 and 25/12. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7 € (visit without guide) - 10 € (audioguided tour) children (10 to 18 years) 3 € - children (under 10 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 57 00 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 57 02 accueil-musee@avranches.fr - www.scriptorial.fr

AVRANCHES 50300

Municipal Museum - Musée Municipal The Town Museum presents paintings and sculptures, as well as its collection of popular art and traditions, costumes and headresses from Avranches, Norman interiors and craft workshops. Prior to visiting the Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts, discover what a monastic scriptorium was like and how these medieval books were made.

Opening Times : contact us. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 58 25 15 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 68 13 29 tourisme@avranches.fr - www.ot-avranches.com

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G9

C3

BARENTON 50720

Apple & Pear Museum - Maison de la Pomme et de la Poire

BRICQUEBEC 50260

Old Castle Museum Musée du Vieux Château

After an enjoyable walk in the preservation orchard, the museum set up by the Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine in a farm built in cob and halftimbering, present cider-making with its ethnographical and technical collections. Tasting of cider products from the cellars of producers of the Syndicat de Poiré Domfront. Shop for local produces, nature bookshop, wooden games, handicraft goods.

The Old Castle Museum includes Norman interiors, pottery, costumes... Artefacts from the old Romanesque church, parchments, seals, fossils, minerals. Collection of coins, different sculptures by Armand Levéel, land register of 1782. Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08. Closed on Tuesday. Tours at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 22 50 Fax +33 (0)2 33 87 22 69 mairie.bricquebec@wanadoo.fr

Opening Times : 01/04 to 15/10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In summer, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,50 € (guided tour) - children 2,30 € (guided tour). Visit without guide and free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 59 56 22 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 59 16 20 maisonpommepoire@parc-normandie-maine.fr www.parc-naturel-normandie-maine.fr

C3

F8

BROUAINS 50150

Moulin de la Sée Ecomuseum The Water and River Museum Ecomusée du Moulin de la Sée - Maison de l'Eau et de la Rivière

On the banks of the river, the Sée Mill Eco-Museum tells the story of local people and their industries... Located in a disused paper mill, the Eco-Museum presents the many aspects of industrial and natural life in and around the River Sée. A double aquarium displays river fish such as salmon and tells the tale of their arduous journey. Other rooms relate the industrial past of Sée Valley. Outside the building, a nature footpath on the banks of the river lets you discover the diverse flowers and animals of the Sée Valley.

BRICQUEBEC 50260

Museum of Bygone Times - Musée A la Recherche du Temps Perdu Display of objects and implements representing rural life between 1900 and 1950. Reconstruction of the interior of a farmer’s home, stables, store-room, school, grocer’s shop …

Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend and bank holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (12 to 16 years) 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 59 20 50 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 69 31 59 moulindelasee@mediamanche.com - www.moulin-de-la-see.fr

Opening Times : 04/04 to 26/09, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children (10 to 16 years) 2 € - (under 10 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 10 27 73 - alarecherche@orange.fr

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C1

C1

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

La Cité de la Mer - La Cité de la Mer

Emmanuel Liais Museum - Muséum Emmanuel Liais

Located in Cherbourg’s old Transatlantic Shipping Terminal, the Cité de la Mer, a tourist and cultural complex like none other in Europe, is dedicated to the human underwater adventure. With a fun tour, full of emotion and thrills, you will discover the little-known deep-sea environment, focussing on three main topics: the Undersea pole with the visit of the Redoutable, the world’s biggest visitable submarine. The Ocean pole devoted to exploring and mining the riches under the sea. And “on a marché sous la mer” (we have walked under the sea), a virtual adventure discovering underwater oasis landscapes and prodigious creatures.

In the beautiful setting of botanical gardens, the museum presents curiosities, objects pertaining to natural history, archeology and ethnography from the five continents, including Egypt to the South Sea Islands.

Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sunday morning and Monday morning. 01/10 to 30/04, Wednesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 53 51 61 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 03 48 01 mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr Opening Times : 30/01 to 31/12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open during the winter, autumn, Christmas holidays and in June and September, 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the spring holidays and in May, 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. During the summer holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash desks close 1hr30 before the site. Duration of Visit : 4 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : (31/01 to 31/03 and 01/10 to 31/12) adult 15,50 € children (6 to 17 years) 10,50 € - ( 01/04 to 30/09) adult 18 € - children 13 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 20 26 26 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 20 26 27 standard@citedelamer.com - www.citedelamer.com

C1

D6

COUTANCES 50200

Quesnel Morinière Museum - Musée Quesnel Morinière Situated at the entrance to the town gardens, the museum collections are sheltered in a former town-house dating from the 17th century. The main themes of its collection are paintings and graphic arts, religious sculptures and traditional pottery from the Cotentin area.

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Thomas Henry Museum - Musée d'Art Thomas Henry The Thomas Henry Museum of Art presents a collection of 300 paintings and sculptures from the 15th to 19th century, including Fra Angelico, Camille Claudel and a unique collection of Jean-François Millet. Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sunday morning and Monday morning. 01/10 to 30/04, Wednesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 23 39 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 23 39 31 mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Opening Times : everyday except Tuesday and Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July and August, except Tuesday and Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,50 € - children (under 18 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 07 88 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 74 52 musee-de-coutances@wanadoo.fr - www.coutances.fr/musee.php

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D3

C7

FONTENAY-SUR-MER 50310

Exhibition of miniature cars - Musée de l'Automobile Miniature

GRANVILLE 50400

Richard Anacréon Museum of modern art Musée d'art moderne Richard Anacréon

More than 7 700 miniatures at 1:43 scale representing saloon cars, sports cars, rally cars, F1 cars and record-breaking cars, dating from Cugnot’s steam car in 1763 to the year 2000. Le Mans 24 Hours, the Rallye Automobile MonteCarlo, taxis from around the world, police cars... All countries, including Russia, Australia... Opening Times : 08/05 to 25/09, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry at 5.30 p.m. By appointment (minimum 4 pers.). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € - children 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 41 10 - rdv@chateaudecourcy.com

D3

The Richard Anacréon Museum of Modern Art is located in the historical hightown. It presents a collection of paintings, graphic works and books from the early 20th century. An exceptional collection of illustrious names: Apollinaire, Claudel, Cocteau, Colette, Derain, Dufy, Genet, Jacob, Lhote, Montherlant, Picasso, Utrillo and Vlaminck.

FRESVILLE 50310

Time and Space Museum - Musée Espace Temps Watchmaking museum. The largest collection of lantern clocks, including a hundred clocks, watches, clock movements for buildings for a voyage through time from the 17th to the 20th century. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € children (12 to 16 years) 2 € - children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 30 26 21 32 - associationanaha@wanadoo.fr

G9

Opening Times : 01/03 to 31/12. High season, 11 to 6 p.m. Low season, 2 to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,60 € - children 1,40 € - (under 11 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 51 02 94 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 51 98 52 musee.anacreon@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

C7

GRANVILLE 50400

Old Granville Museum - Musée du Vieux Granville Located in the King’s Lodge, above the Great Gate, at the entrance to the HighTown, the Museum of Old Granville is dedicated to local history, especially the town’s maritime activities (fishermen, Grand Banks and privateers) and its seaside resort. Museum of regional ethnography, it displays collections of headdresses, costumes, and jewellery evoking life in 19th century Normandy. An additional room is given over to a display of characteristic Granville furniture. Temporary exhibitions.

GER 50850

Regional Pottery Museum Musée Régional de la Poterie

The Regional Museum of Pottery is located on an authentic site including three large tunnel ovens and ten additional buildings evoking the industry of yore. In the 19th century, the village of Ger had a pottery industry employing 700 workers. Production concentrated on stoneware pots, fired at high temperature (1 260° C), which were exported through Western France. Opening Times : 15/01 to 15/12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 35 36 / +33 (0)6 72 70 54 15 Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 35 45 - musee.ger@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, everyday except Tuesday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/10 to 30/03, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed between 22/12 and 06/02. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 1,70 € - children (under 11 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 44 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 36 33 musee.vieuxgranville@ville-granville.fr - www.ville-granville.fr

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C7

D5

GRANVILLE 50400

HAUTEVILLE-LA-GUICHARD 50570

Christian Dior Museum & Garden - Musée et Jardin Christian Dior

Tancrède Museum - Musée Trancrède

2010 EXHIBITION: "The Dior Grand Ball". This exhibition will present the grand balls and evening parties which studded the 20th century and were the occasion, for the famous couturiers, and in particular for Christian Dior from 1947, to design exceptional creations, inspired by the traditions and innovations of past years. Christian Dior himself participated in costume in several memorable balls, notably the mythical ball given by Charles de Beistegui at Venice on 3 September 1951, the 18th century Domino ball at the Labia Palace, often referred to as the “ball of the century ”. Through costumes, decorations, original texts and manuscripts, film and music extracts reminiscent of these famous balls, the exhibition will bring back to life a period when extravagance and fantasy prevailed. It will also pay a tribute to our contemporary period by displaying the creations of the artistic directors who have followed Christian Dior, especially John Galliano, who has often drawn inspiration from history. The sumptuous balls given when launching Dior perfurmes will be staged, for example.

The Tancrède Museum presents the story of the conquest of Southern Italy, around 1036, by Tancrède de Hauteville, son of an insignificant Norman lord. His knights established the powerful kingdom of Sicily and were the origin of the most brilliant civilisation in the Middle Ages. The reconstitution of a medieval garden plunges the visitor into the life of the Norman Conquests. Opening Times : last Sunday of every month except December and January, last 2 Sundays of June, Sundays of September, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, Tuesday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 47 88 86 / +33 (0)2 33 19 19 19 Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 19 20 cc-st-sauveur-lendelin@wanadoo.fr

C2

LA GLACERIE 50470

The Glacerie Museum - Musée de la Glacerie Opening Times : 01/05 to 19/09, 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 48 21 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 99 15 museechristiandior@wanadoo.fr - www.musee-dior-granville.com

B1

Regional ethnography museum, located in the buildings of a 19th century farm. Collection of Norman headdresses, bonnets and lace. Exhibition on the old trades of the Cotentin region. Testimonials on the activity of the former Royal Glass Factory created by Colbert under Louis XIV, as well as on the corporation of past roofers and their strange tools. A temporary theme exhibition is also organised every year. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/06 and 01/10 to 30/10, Sunday and bank holidays, 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 30/09, 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3,50 € - children 1,50 € - (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 20 33 33 / +33 (0)2 33 22 27 15 www.museedelaglacerie.cyberglac.com

GREVILLE-HAGUE 50440

Birthplace of Jean-François Millet Maison natale de Jean-François Millet

Jean-François Millet, painter of the Angelus and the Gleaners. His family home, which has now been restored, illustrates the childhood and training of a painter at the start of the 19th century. As you walk through the rooms, discover the objects found in his works: the churn of the Woman Churning Butter, the jug of the Norman Milkmaid, the winnowing basket of the Winnower. A collection of drawings and preparatory sketches explains the creation of his works. Last entry one hour before site closes.

Opening Times : in April and May, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and during the school holidays (except Christmas). In June and September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 01 81 91 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 01 81 94 musee.greville@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

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C9

C9

LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170

LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170

Archeoscope - Archéoscope

Marine & Ecology Museum - Musée de la Mer et de l'Ecologie

Where history meets legend, the Archeoscope will take you to a timeless place, on an unforgettable adventure. In our unique show, using highly sophisticated technology, immerse yourself in the heart of magical and sacred moments.

Visit and discover the highest tides in the world and the Mont Saint-Michel Maritime Character Restoration project. Collection of 250 ancient models of boats.

Opening Times : 06/02 to 11/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 25 to 30 min. (visit without guide). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 85 12 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 37 31 contact@terrasses-poulard.fr - www.lemontsaintmichel.info

Opening Times : 06/02 to 11/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 20 min. (visit without guide). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 01 85 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 01 91 feedesgreves@wanadoo.fr - www.au-mont-saint-michel.com/

C9 C9

LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170

LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170

History Museum

Logis Tiphaine - Logis Tiphaine

Musée Historique

Historic house of Knight Bertrand du Guesclin, constable of the armies of the King of France (14th century) and his wife Tiphaine de Raguenel, a famous astrologer who used to foretell the destiny of the world in the stars. Period furniture, bridal suite, Middle Ages chastity belt, Knight Bertrand du Guesclin's armour, Tiphaine de Raguenel's astrology cabinet.

1 000 years of history. The monks who built the Abbey, the Mont Saint-Michel prisons, the famous periscope to discover the Bay. Collection of ancient weapons, Middle Ages torture instruments, a person sinking in the quicksand, the iron cage of Louis XI, the oubliettes. Opening Times : 06/02 to 11/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 07 01 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 37 31 contact@terrasses-poulard.fr - www.lemontsaintmichel.info

Opening Times : 06/02 to 11/11 and during the Christmas school holidays, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 25 to 30 min. (visit without guide). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 23 34 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 37 31 contact@terrasses-poulard.fr - www.lemontsaintmichel.info

COMBINED TICKET FOR 4 MUSEUMS (Archeoscope, Logis Tiphaine, Marine & Ecology Museum, History Museum) : adult 18 € - children (under 18 years) free entry.

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D5

B1

MARCHESIEUX 50190

OMONVILLE-LA-PETITE 50440

Marschlands Centre - Maison des Marais

Jacques Prévert's House - Maison Jacques Prévert

The Marsh Museum is located on the edge of the marshes. It is housed in a building typical of the traditional architecture found in the marshes. Bought by the village of Marchesieux in 1987, the Adame des Marais charity carried out its restoration and continues to manage it.

The poet's last refuge, nestled in a "little spot in heaven”, at the extreme tip of the Cotentin. Prévert liked to pick up words and make collages of pictures, wrote song lyrics and film screenplays, leaving behind him an œuvre of great abundance. In his studio, the visitor drinks in the atmosphere in which he worked. There is a film explaining the key moments in his life. Each summer, a temporary exhibition presents one facet of Prévert’s work, particularly his collaborations with the great artists of his day. Opening Times : 06/02 to 07/03, 01/04 to 31/05 and All Saint's Day school holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/06 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 30/09, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 72 38 musee.omonville@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Opening Times : 01/05 to 31/10, weekends 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € - children (8 to 14 years) 0,80 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 15 20 - adame.des.marais@libertysurf.fr

D10

MONTJOIE-SAINT-MARTIN 50240

Woodcraft & Tools Museum - Musée de l'Outil des Métiers du Bois Exhibition containing more than 600 hand tools, presenting 10 different woodworking professions: joiner, cabinet-maker, cartwright, carpenter, clog-maker, sculptor, forester, turner, cooper and shingle roofer.

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OMONVILLE-LA-ROGUE 50440

The Tourp Manor - Manoir du Tourp For several centuries, the Manoir du Tourp has been a place of history and architecture in La Hague. A site dedicated to culture, it offers a series of exhibitions and events throughout the seasons, paying tribute to the tradition of the La Hague region in a spirit of openness and conviviality.

Opening Times : 30/06 to 15/09, 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Open during the Journées du Patrimoine. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € (visit without guide) - 3 € (guided tour) - children (over 12 years) 2 € - (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 48 33 79 - http://art.nmansart.com

Opening Times : not defined for 2010. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 01 85 89 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 01 85 92 letourp@lahague.com - www.letourp.com

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MUSEUMS

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E5

REGNEVILLE-SUR-MER 50590

SAINT-LO 50000

The Rey Lime Kilns - Maritime Museum

Fine Arts Museum

Les Fours à Chaux du Rey - Musée Maritime

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Imposing structure of four lime kilns resembling a fortified castle, built in the middle of the 19th century. The limestone extracted on site was calcined to obtain the lime, used mainly for agricultural purposes. New : an audible visit to discover the entire site. In the museum, two exhibitions: “from limestone to lime” and “Regnéville, drying port”. A film on the history of Regnéville castle is also proposed. Opening Times : in April, May, June & September, 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. In July & August, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 82 18 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 03 74 musee.regneville@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Founded in 1835, the museum vas converted into a vast building “a promenade museum inspired by the Maeght Foundation”. Exceptional collection of tapestries dating from the 16th to the 20th century (Tapestry depicting Gombaud's and Macee's love story). Collection of 19th century paintings by Corot, Boudin, Millet… Donation by Sergio de Castro. Town history hall with interactive space, Jean Follain, Octave Feuillet literature spaces, 4 exhibitions every year. Opening Times : throughout the year, Wednesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,60 € - children (12 to 25 years) 1,30 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 72 52 55 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 72 52 50 musee.beaux-arts@saint-lo.fr

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REMILLY-SUR-LOZON 50570

SAINT-LO 50000

Normandy Countryside Museum - Musée du Bocage Normand

The Art of Wood - L'Art du Bois At the heart of the Vire valley, down a country track... discover Boisjugan farm. This fine example of 17th century architecture combines tradition and modernity. The barn is now home to the Norman bocage museum and displays more than 1,000 objects over 800 m2 of exhibition space. Its contemporary and interactive presentation describes the formation of the bocage, the evolution of agricultural practices, horse breeding and cattle farming. Several typical working environments are recreated: the stable, the cowshed, the workshop and the dairy. A great day out for all the family!

Wooden Art is a surprising and innovative collection of sculptures and fullsize models made entirely from wood (clock included in the Guiness Book of Records, motorbikes, Formula 1, clothes). This superb collection is housed in Montfort Castle, a 15th century abode in the heart of the Regional Park of Cotentin and Bessin Marshes. Admire the pigeon house, the main wall, the manor house… visit the outbuildings, the tower, the porch and the workshop.

Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/10, weekends 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € (guided tour) - children 2 € (visit without guide). Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 55 30 11 - Tel. +33 (0)6 78 80 01 06 florence.leloutre@wanadoo.fr - www.lartdubois.fr

Opening Times : 01/11 to 28/02, Thursday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/03 to 31/05 and october, Wednesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/06 to 30/09, Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., weekends 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open bank holidays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., except 25/12, 01/01 and 01/05. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 26 98 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 56 09 12 musee.bocage.normand@saint-lo.fr - www.saint-lo.fr

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SAINT-MARTIN-D'AUBIGNY 50190

The Brickworks - Maison de la Brique

SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MONTJOIE 50670

Granite Park-Museum - Parc-Musée du Granit

Destined to be demolished, this old small-scale brick factory now houses the Brick Museum. Learn about the last brickmaker. Follow the story of the red brick and how the universal material of clay was used in our region. Exhibition of products from different times and production sites.

The Granite Museum is located in the last quarry producing “Vire Blue” granite. Discover its history, especially the industry’s apogee at the beginning of the 20th century. Enjoy an agreeable walk through the museum-park in the heart of a listed “village of heritage”. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,70 € children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 59 02 22 Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 35 45 musee.ger@cg50.fr http://patrimoine.manche.fr

Opening Times : 15/06 to 30/06 & September, Sunday 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € - children 0,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 73 92 / +33 (0)2 33 07 61 95 Fax +33 (0)2 33 07 02 53 - mairie-st-martin-daubigny@wanadoo.fr C3

SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE 50390

Barbey d'Aurevilly Museum - Musée Barbey d'Aurevilly D5

SAINT-MARTIN-D'AUBIGNY 50190

Situated in the family home of the author (1808-1889), this literary museum presents a rich collection of handwritten texts and letters, letters, original editions, portraits, photographs and personal souvenirs belonging to the author of Les Diaboliques (The She-Devils). Opening Times : 01/04 to 31/10, everyday except Tuesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. In July and August, everyday except Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 65 18 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 88 85 museebarbey@orange.fr - www.museebarbeydaurevilly.over-blog.com www.ville-saint-sauveur-le-vicomte.fr

Miniature 1930s Village - Village Miniature des Années 30 The 1930s Miniature Village was built 1/10th scale according to official documents from the period. It is illuminated and depicts old forgotten trades, a village, a farm, a country fair, a medieval castle, work in the fields, and a coal mine. The model is animated by 82 motors and 385 figures. Sheltered exhibition over 540 m2.

Opening Times : In April, May, June, September & October, weekend from 2.30 p.m. In July & August, from 2.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3,80 € - children 2,30 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 74 98 - www.villagedesannees30.fr

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SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE 50550

Maritime Museum of Tatihou Island

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE 50480

Cotentin Farm Museum - Ferme-Musée du Cotentin

Musée Maritime de l'Ile Tatihou

- Bringing the atmosphere of life and work on the farm in the early 20th century: from the common room to the press-house, from the stable to the bakery, via the farmyard…

The museum preserves and interprets for the public a collection of archaeological pieces from the wrecks of the Battle of La Hougue (1692), objects from the bronze age, ethnology and history of coastal life in Lower Normandy, and fine marine art from the 17th to 19th centuries. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/02 to 31/03 and October, weekends and school holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed in January and December. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7,80 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower) children 3,20 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 33 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 33 47 ile.tatihou@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

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- “Y’a pus d’saisons”: an exhibition over an outstanding amateur film shot in La Manche in the 1950s and presenting the peasant life before the modernisation of farm work. NEW - “Quand la Normandie devint verte !”: an exhibition retracing the history from the golden age of dairy farming and selling butter in Normandy. - A walk round the farm grounds to discover the local breeds of animals, a vegetable garden and two preservation orchards.

Opening Times : in April, May & during the All Saint's Day school holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In June & September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In July & August, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 95 40 20 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 40 24 musee.sainte-mere@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE 50550

Paul-José Gosselin Museum - Musée Paul-José Gosselin Paul-José Gosselin, based in Saint-Vaast for over 46 years, opened his atelier to the public in 1992. Exhibition of old paintings, drawings from 1963-64, large compositions on canvas (5m x 3m)... Mr Gosselin undertakes all artistic commissions. Opening Times : throughout the year, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,50 € - children 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 45 22 pauljose.gosselin@free.fr - www.artistecontemporain.org

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SAUSSEY 50200

Saussey Manor Museum - Musée du Manoir de Saussey Access to Saussey Manor is a long, covered avenue. This beautiful 17th century dwelling is surrounded by gardens, box hedges, roses, fuchsias, hydrangeas... The Museum contains an important collection of glass/antique glassware from the 1st to 4th century. French production dating from the 16th to 19th century. Glassware from Venice, Netherlands, Saxony, Silesia, Bohemia, England, Spain... dating from the 16th to 18th century. Magnificent collection of French and Italian nativity scenes dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, made from Nevers glass thread, ivory, bone, wax, and paper roll. Important Neapolitan nativity scene dating from the 18th century, collection of black-bottomed earthenware from Forges-les-Eaux, temporary exhibitions. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Last entry closes 1 hour before museum closes. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 19 65

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TONNEVILLE 50460

VALOGNES 50700

Ludiver Planetarium - Planétarium Ludiver

Regional Cider Museum - Musée Régional du Cidre

A tourist and educational venue, the LUDIVER Planetarium invites you and all the family to enjoy an interactive exploration of astronomy, space travel, our planet Earth’s surroundings, meteorology etc. The museum layout takes you conquering our solar system out into the depths of the universe. Comfortably ensconced in one of our planetarium seats you will travel through starry skies from Earth through time and space. The LUDIVER Planetarium also offers night observations with high performance equipment, kiddies’ workshops, activities for every age, event-driven activities and a landscaped park with panoramic view. Opening Times : 01/02 to 30/12, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Saturdays outside school holidays. Closed 01/01, 01/05, 08/05, 01/11, 11/11, 24-25 and 31/12. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7,50 € - children (7 to 18 years) 5,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 78 13 80 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 78 13 89 ludiver@lahague.com - www.ludiver.com

Built around 1480 to dye woollen sheets, leather and skins, this house was then used as a barracks from 1733 until the end of the 19th century. Discover five centuries of cider history through crushers and presses, pottery, transport equipment and scenes from Norman life with costumes and furniture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. A video illustrates the important role played by this drink in Normandy “The Norman's blond gold”.

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Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, everyday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. 01/07 to 31/08, everyday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. During All Saint’s Day holidays, except 01/11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children (under 16 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 22 73 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 88 90 culture@mairie-valognes.fr - www.mairie-valognes.fr

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VALOGNES 50700

VILLEDIEU-LES-POELES 50800

Fruit Brandy and Former Trades Museum

Copperware Museum & Lace Centre

Musée de l'Eau-de-Vie et des Vieux Métiers

Musée de la Poeslerie et Maison de la Dentellière

The museum holds a spectacular collection. Copper pot stills reveal the secrets of calvados apple-brandy distillation. On the first floor, craftsmen’s workshops and tools: stonemason, lockmaker, blacksmith and tanner.

The old, rebuilt 17th century workshop plunges you into the world of the stove maker. Upstairs, you can admire an exhibition of numerous pieces in copper and brass, dating from the 15th to the 19th century. At the Lacemaker’s house (Maison de la Dentellière) visitors will discover this very special craft, with a demonstration of bobbin-lace making to round off the visit.

Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, everyday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. 01/07 to 31/08, everyday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. During All Saint’s Day holidays, except 01/11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children (under 16 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 26 25 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 88 90 culture@mairie-valognes.fr - www.mairie-valognes.fr

Opening Times : 01/04 to 15/11, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (6 p.m. in April, October and November). Closed on Sunday morning, Monday and Tuesday morning. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children 2 €. Combined ticket with the Museum of Norman Furniture : adult 5 € - children 2,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 69 33 44 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 11 78 musees.villedieu@wanadoo.fr - http://perso.wanadoo.fr/musees.villedieu/

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VILLEDIEU-LES-POELES 50800

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VILLIERS-FOSSARD 50680

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VINDEFONTAINE 50250

Museum of Norman Furniture

Farm & Miniature Museum

Exhibition of Old Pottery

Musée du Meuble Normand

La Ferme Miniature

Collection de Poteries Anciennes

The Norman furniture museum presents an outstanding collection of 145 pieces of typical and reference furniture, along with 2 reconstituted 18th century rooms, one from La Manche department, the other from Le Calvados department. Since 2005 there has been a new theme presentation for discovering Norman furniture.

The Miniature Farm evokes rural life of days gone by. Discover the miniature Norman farm, furniture, two mills, animated scenes (1/20th scale). Made with natural materials such as stone, wood, metal, and leather. The exhibition is housed in a 50 m2 room belonging to a hundred-year old country building. The latter is surrounded by a picturesque garden which is open to visitors. Enjoy a guided tour given in Norman patois by the maker of the farm.

Permanent exhibition at the Town Hall of ancient pottery (functional and decorative) dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Opening Times : 01/04 to 15/11, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (6 p.m. in April, October and November). Closed on Sunday morning, Monday and Tuesday morning. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children 2 €. Combined ticket with the Copperware Museum & Lace Centre : adult 5 € - children 2,50 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 11 78 musees.villedieu@wanadoo.fr http://perso.wanadoo.fr/musees.villedieu/

Opening Times : throughout the year, Tuesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., except when the town hall is closed. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 71 14 21 mairie.vindefontaine@orange.fr Opening Times : 01/03 to 31/10, Sunday and bank holidays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays, on request. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 57 06 41 http://perso.wanadoo.fr/thierry.durel/Claude.htm

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■ Castle - Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte

TOWNS OF ART T H E C O T E N T IN A R E A

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BRICQUEBEC

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VALOGNES

Untouched by the ravages of war, Bricquebec has preserved the physical character it had at the time Queen Victoria honoured the town with her visit. Its streets are not laid out in any strict and unendearing pattern, indeed some date back to times long forgotten. Most houses have not been given a coating to hide their rustic stone walls, and some retain their blue schist roofing tiles. The fortress, which gives the town centre its charm, is little changed from medieval times and the visitor will note the 11-sided keep. Today, Bricquebec is a small town whose market is one of the most well-known of the region: it covers nearly half of the entire town!

Valognes was originally a Gaulish village called Alauna. Following the arrival of the Vikings on Norman soil, Valognes (circa 10th century) gained a large ducal residence whose notable guests include none other than William the Bastard, future conqueror of England. Subsequently occupied by the Navarrians and the English during the Hundred Years War, the town was prospering again by the 15th century. Then in the 17th century, majestic private town houses were built, engendering the town’s persisting nickname “Norman Versailles”. Thanks to its wealth of religious activity, Valognes was to become the capital of Cotentin.

Not to be missed in Bricquebec :

Hôtel de Beaumont - Hôtel de Beaumont The Quesnay Manor - Manoir du Quesnay (for presentation, see page 9) Regional Cider Museum & Fruit Brandy and Former Trades Museum - Musée Régional du Cidre et Musée de l’Eau-de-Vie et des Vieux Métiers (for presentation, see page 29)

Museum of Bygone Times Musée A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Old Castle Museum - Musée du Vieux Château (for presentation, see page 20)

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Not to be missed in Valognes :

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COUTANCES The cathedral, the churches dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Nicholas, the public gardens, the ancient hospital, the areas of postwar reconstruction, the Evêque Park, and the classical-style town houses are just some of the sites that make Coutances a town of art and history. Manche’s cultural focal point, Coutances reverberates every year to its famous jazz festival “Jazz sous les Pommiers” which takes place during Ascensiontide.

Not to be missed in Coutances : Notre-Dame Cathedral - Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Nicolas Church Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Pierre Church - Eglise Saint-Pierre (for presentation, see page 11) Public Garden - Jardin Public (for presentation, see page 46) Quesnel Morinière Museum - Musée Quesnel Morinière (for presentation, see page 21)

For more information, refer to Tourist Offices contact details on page 57

SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE

The picturesque town of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte stands on the banks of the River Douve. It is famous for its fortified castle, flanked with 14th century towers and dominated by an impressive keep. The castle was twice laid siege during the Hundred Years War. On the fringes of the Regional Park of Cotentin and Bessin Marshes, Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte is also the native town of the 19th century novelist Barbey d’Aurevilly, whose inspiration owed much to the surrounding heathlands and marshes.

Not to be missed in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte : The Castle - Château (for presentation, see page 9)

VILLEDIEU-LES-POÊLES

Founded in 1130 by Henri de Beauclerc, son of William the Conqueror, Villedieu-les-Poêles developed a dynamic copper-working industry: pan-making, copperware, boiler-making and foundry. Every four years, the Grand Sacre religious procession commemorates the founding of the town with Church dignitaries and a delegation of the Knights of Malta in full regalia. Today, the quiet town is home to a population of 5 000 and has succeeded in keeping its dynamic craft industries alive. For this reason, the town has been awarded the title “Ville et Métiers d’Art”. Its workshops open their doors to curious visitors. Visit the charming town centre and wander through the myriad of little streets bordered with courtyards and gardens that will take you back to another time.

Not to be missed in Villedieu-les-Poêles : Copperware Museum & Lace Centre - Musée de la Poeslerie et Maison de la Dentellière, Museum of Norman Furniture Musée du Meuble Normand (for presentation, see pages 29/30) Bell Foundry - Fonderie de Cloches (for presentation, see page 55) Copper Workshop - Atelier du Cuivre & Pewter Museum - Maison de l’Etain (for presentation, see pages 55/56)

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MARITIME HERITAGE For more information, refer to Tourist Offices contact details on page 57

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LA GRANDE RADE DE CHERBOURG

The building of Cherbourg-Octeville Harbour was one of the greatest undertakings of the 18th century. Undoubtedly its most remarkable feature is the fact that it presents the visitor with three centuries of military architecture. Among the forts that once guaranteed the protection of the port’s approaches, that of Querqueville, on the western point of the harbour, was built between 1779 and 1794. In 1860, at the behest of Napoleon III, the main wall was given three forts: the West Fort, the Central Fort and the East Fort, the latter adjoining the Isle of Pelée. Even today, the Grande Rade is the largest man-made harbour in the world and shelters France’s most diverse port in terms of activity : military, merchant, fishing, ferry and leisure.

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BARFLEUR

Barfleur was one of Manche’s most important ports during the Middle Ages. Indeed, Duke William set out from here to conqueror England and, later on, Norman knights were shipped out to administer their English fiefs. In 1194, Barfleur once again saw history in the making with Richard Coeur de Lion passing through on his way to be crowned King of England. This little fishing port, with its granite houses and quays stacked with lobster pots, is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of France. The church nestles among noble dwellings of granite with schist roofs creating a fine composition of local architecture.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue Since July 2008, the towers of Tatihou and La Hougue are part of the Vauban fortifications registered as a UNESCO world heritage monument E2

L’ILE TATIHOU

Nestled in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue Roadstead, the Isle of Tatihou has known three centuries of remarkable events linked to its numerous vocations that were military (as can be seen with the fortified Vauban Tower), commercial, scientific and educational. Today, it is an exceptional site combining maritime heritage and nature preservation. To defend the kingdom's coastal borders, Vauban proposed creating citadels or strongholds, observation and defence towers. This is how the Towers of La Hougue and Tatihou came to be built after 1692. Every summer, the island plays host to its famous folk music festival, “Les Traversées”. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/02 to 31/03 and October, weekends and school holidays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed in January and December. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7,80 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower) children 3,20 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower). Contact: Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 33 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 33 47 ile.tatihou@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr D1

GATTEVILLE-LE-PHARE 50760

Gatteville Lighthouse - Phare de Gatteville Built between 1829 and 1834, Gatteville Lighthouse is the second highest in France. The 75-metre high building required 11000 blocks of granite, amounting to a total weight of 7400 tons. Climb the 365-step staircase, lit by 52 windows, to admire the magnificent panorama of the Saire Valley and the English Channel. For reasons of safety, the lighthouse may be temporarily closed to visitors during strong winds or storm conditions. Opening Times : February, November and December, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March and October, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April and September, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May to August, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed mid-November to the end of January and 01/05. Open during the Christmas school holidays, except 25/12. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € - children (from 13 years) 2 € - (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 23 17 97 accueil@pharedegatteville.fr - www.club-internet.fr/perso/ehouba2/pharegat2

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MARITIME HERITAGE

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AGON-COUTAINVILLE 50230

PORT-RACINE

Pointe d'Agon Lighthouse - Phare de la Pointe d'Agon Built from local stone and roofed with zinc to resist the wind, Agon Lighthouse has been a guiding light for mariners since 1856. The lighthouse is intimately linked with the history of Regnéville Harbour, which once enjoyed an annual traffic of more than three hundred ships from diverse origins such as England, Norway and France. The lighthouse is open to the public during special guided tours and exhibitions. Opening times available from the Tourist Office. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (guided tour) on reservation. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (until 12 years) 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 76 67 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 76 67 31 contact@coutainville.com - www.coutainville.com

Little Port Racine has made Saint-Germain-des-Vaux famous throughout the region. Indeed, it is France’s smallest port serving primarily local fishermen, however it also welcomes pleasure sailors from near and far. The name comes from a ship’s captain who settled here during the time of Napoleon Ist. In summer, swimmers use its stone walls for keeping their belongings dry. Throughout the year, many lovers of the sea and coastal landscapes enjoy its unique atmosphere. D1

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AUDERVILLE - GOURY

FERMANVILLE 50840

Cap Lévi Semaphore Tower - Sémaphore du Cap Lévi Discover the history and instruments of semaphore since the 19th century and monitor the traffic of the busiest sea in the world from the lookout point. This is the only equipment of this type open in France. Duration of Visit : 01/07 to 31/08, 2 to 7 p.m. Closed Fridays and Saturdays. Off season, Sundays and bank holidays, 3 to 6 p.m. During the schools holidays, 3 to 6 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays. Duration ofVisit : 45 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € children (under 15 years) 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 61 12 tourisme.fermanville@wanadoo.fr - www.tourisme-fermanville.new.fr

Located on the western point of Hague Headland, Goury lifeboat station has the unusual feature of being equipped with two launching slips : one that may only be used at high tide and the other, whatever the tide. Standing opposite the impressive Goury lighthouse, the station’s sphere of activity takes in the infamous tidal race and the nearby Channel Islands.

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SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE 50550

The Marité Village - Village du Marité

Born without glory, destined to the menial work of a cod-fishing boat, the Marité sailed through decades cheating a thousand deaths. It is now the last witness of a fantastic human adventure, that of deep-sea fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Under restoration since 2006, the Marité work site opened its doors in 2009 at St-Vaast-la-Hougue. On the quay side, a village awaits all those who love boats and maritime heritage. Children and adults alike will discover the history of the Marité and the “Terre-Neuva” cod-fishing boats as well as the wooden shipbuilding trades. Accompanied by a guide, visitors will also have the chance to stroll on the deck of this outstanding boat. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide and free entry or guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : 2,50 € (guided tour) - children (under 16 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 23 19 32 (St-Vaast-la-Hougue Tourist Office) village.marite@gmail.com - www.marite.fr

SAIL ONBOARD TRADITIONAL VESSELS

A number of old sailing ships have been restored or built from scratch and now ply the Manche coastline. Discover the traditional ships and nautical heritage of our region. > BARNEVILLE-CARTERET

> GRANVILLE

Association des Vieux Gréements en Côte des Isles

Association Strand Hugg

Tel. +33 (0)2 99 40 48 72 - www.etoile-marine.com

Tel. +33 (0)6 75 09 94 43 - http://strandhugg.free.fr

> DONVILLE-LES-BAINS

> GRANVILLE

Le Courrier des Iles

Esprit Grand Large

Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 49 80

Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 69 54 / +33 (0)6 74 53 12 44 www.espritgrandlarge.com

> GRANVILLE

Association des Vieux Gréements Granvillais

> GRANVILLE

Le Lys Noir

Tel. +33 (0)2 33 90 07 51 / +33 (0)6 69 67 35 84 www.lagranvillaise.org

Tel. +33 (0)6 78 90 67 49 - www.lys-noir.com

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TRADE TOURISM E X C U R S IO N S T O T H E IS L A N D S R E G IO N A L N A T U R E P A R K S N A T U R E S IT E S PARKS & GARDENS A N IM A L P A R K S & L E IS U R E P A R K S B O A T & T R A IN T R IP S & P E D A L T R O L L E Y T R A D E T O U R IS M (A R T A N D C R A F T V IS IT S & IN D U S T R IA L V IS IT S )


EXCURSIONS TO THE ISLANDS THE CHAUSEY ISLANDS The Chausey Islands are unique in Europe for their beauty and exceptional tides. The Chausey archipelago contains 365 islets at low tide and 52 at high tide. The main island is 17 km from Granville. The islands abound with nature and changing colours. The animals and flowers make this protected site an idyll of pure beauty. Contact : Granville Tourist Office - 4 cours Jonville - BP 621 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 91 30 03 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 91 30 19 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr - www.granville-tourisme.fr

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GRANVILLE 50400

Jolie France II Crossings without cars on Jolie France II and the launch Jeune France II. Reservation essential. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 31 81 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 39 90 jolie-france@wanadoo.fr - www.vedettejoliefrance.com

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DIÉLETTE

Manche Iles Express Norman maritime company offering services from the Manche ports of Granville, Barneville-Carteret and Diélette to the channel islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark on three high-speed catamarans, the MarinMarie, the Victor Hugo and the Tocqueville. Contact : Tel. +33 (0) 825 133 050 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 90 03 49 info@manche-iles-express.com - www.manche-iles-express.com

■ Guernsey

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Located less than an hour from the Manche coasts, the Channel Islands offer numerous possibilities for a pleasant break: just for the day, a few days or travelling from one island to another, a complete change of scenery guaranteed!

JERSEY, island of flowers Often called the island of flowers, Jersey offers an extraordinary variety of landscapes: beaches, coastal trails, small country lanes and charming villages… Jersey is a paradise for lovers of rambling and cycling. Contact : Jersey Tourism - Liberation Place - St. Helier - Jersey JE1 1BB Tel. 1534 448 877 - Fax 1534 448 898 - info@jersey.com - www.jersey.com

GUERNSEY, the green island Green by its nature, Guernsey offers visitors landscapes with wooded valleys, pleasant trails, private gardens and more than 160 km of coastline. Dunes, beaches, creeks, small ports and cliff-top trails, the coast is a succession of exceptional panoramas! An island of character and history, Guernsey invites you to discover a historic patrimony built of ramparts, towers and old residences. Contact : Visit Guernsey - PO Box 459 - Raymond Falla House - Longue rue - St. Martin - Guernsey GY1 6AF Tel. 1481 723 552 - Fax 1481 714 951 - enquiries@visitguernsey.com - www.visitguernsey.com

SARK, a feudal island No cars or lorries, just bicycles and coaches to take you on your discovery of unforgettable landscapes. Small bays, cliffs and creeks… the exceptional coastline of this archipelago is an invitation to discover preserved nature. Contact : Sark Tourism - Tel. 1481 832 345 - www.sark-tourism.com

ALDERNEY, the savage island Nature lovers and ramblers will enjoy visiting Aurigny, sometimes called the “savage island”. Its capital Sainte-Anne is a charming multitude of narrow streets lined with cottages, pubs and former town houses. Contact : Alderney Tourism - Tel. 1481 822 811 - tourism@alderney.net - www.alderney.gov.gg

HERM Twenty minutes away from Guernsey, Herm is a preserved paradise of sand dunes, immaculate beaches, hidden bays and cliff-top trails. Contact : Herm Island - Tel. 1481 722 377 - www.herm-island.com

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■ Maison des Ormes - Montmartin-en-Graignes

■ Jardin de la Poterie - Lithaire

REGIONAL NATURE THE REGIONAL NATURE PARK OF THE COTENTIN AND BESSIN MARSHLANDS The Regional Park of Cotentin and Bessin Marshes spreads over 27000 hectares of marshes and reclaimed land, creating a typical bocage landscape. Its meadowlands are grazed by cattle or mown for hay, criss-crossed by ditches and punctuated with peat bogs. These characteristic wetlands stretch from one coast of Cotentin to the other, from Veys Bay in the east to Créances Dunes in the west... With the abundant rains of winter, the marshes become almost white with water, reminding Cotentin of the island it once was. Discover the animals, flowers, landscapes and architecture that make this region unique.

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SAINT-COME-DU-MONT 50500

Regional Nature Park interpretation centre Not to be missed

Maison du Parc naturel régional des Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin

On nearly 500 m2 of land, the Maison du Parc is the ideal place to organise your exploration of the Regional nature park. New theme areas to discover the Parc in a fun way, using all the senses (dramatisation, film on the seasons, belvedere, shop, relaxation area…). Also discover the “Terres de bâtisseurs” exhibition and take part in the activities laid on. Outdoors in around a hundred hectares (sensitive nature area), observatories have been set up on the edge of a lake. Alone or with a nature guide, go out and see the birds in their natural environment.

Opening Times : october to Easter, 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., except Mondays. Easter to the end of September, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed 1st half of October for the ornithological reserve. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € / 5 € (visit without guide) - 5 € / 6 € (guided tour) - children 2 € / 2,50 € (visit without guide) - 2,50 € / 3 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 65 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 71 65 31 accueil@parc-cotentin-bessin.fr - www.parc-cotentin-bessin.fr

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REGIONAL NATURE PARKS

■ Waterfall - Mortain

PARKS THE NORMANDY-MAINE REGIONAL NATURE PARK The crests, ridges and rocky slopes of the Armorican Massif are typical of Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park. Streams and rivers enliven the landscape with their powerful flow, relentlessly creating steep-sided valleys. Mortain Waterfalls and the Fosse Arthour Site are quintessential examples of their influence. Forests and woodland cover over 25 % of the park. They are interconnected by a vast network of bocage hedges and AOC apple and pear orchards.

Not to be missed

The Fosse Arthour Site. The Apple and Pear Museum (for presentation, see page 20)

■ La Fosse - Arthour

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■ Paysage des Marais

THE VEYS BAY, BEAUGUILLOT NATURE RESERVE The reclaimed land of Veys Bay is a highly important wetland that provides wild birds with a calm environment and abundant food. Thousands of waders and ducks, alongside dozens of seals, pass the winter in the bay. The terrestrial part of

Not to be missed

Beauguillot Nature Reserve contains many rare or protected plant species such as the marsh orchid, the loose-flowered orchid and even the excitinglynamed adder’s tongue!

The interpreted footpath through the Domaine de Beauguillot Nature Reserve. The observatories and the fun information points describing the local birdlife, its food, habitat, migration… 1.2 km-long, family footpath.

CHAUSEY ISLANDS The Chausey Archipelago comprises one main island and over fifty little islets. Its isolated character has produced an undeniably rich natural environment that manifests itself in the diversity of its marine resource and the charm of its terrestrial habitat. A visit to the archipelago is often rewarded with unexpected encounters at sea and on dry land. Look out for the dolphins and gannets that roam the sea, and the blood geraniums and French marigolds that colour the islands.

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THE MONT SAINT-MICHEL BAY

Not to be missed

Not only is Mont Saint-Michel justly famous for its architectural and cultural heritage, the surrounding bay also enjoys an extraordinary biodiversity. The vast mud-flats and salt-marshes are home to a great number of birds such as the avocet, an elegant wader that feeds on small invertebrates, and the osprey, a rare fish-eating bird of prey. In springtime, the small parsley frog sings its surprising song that resembles a creaking door. The panoramas from the Vauban Sentry Posts on the Carolles-Champeaux Cliffs

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GENETS 50530

Mont Saint-Michel Bay House Porte de la Baie Tourisme Maison de la Baie de Genêts

6 km from Mont Saint-Michel as the crow flies, the Genêts Tourist Centre provides information on Mont Saint-Michel Bay and pilgrimages. Opening Times : 04/04 to 29/09, 9.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Wednesday except July and August. Other periods, Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 64 00 porte-de-la-baie-tourisme@orange.fr www.portedelabaie.com/fr/tourisme

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VAINS 50300

Mont Saint-Michel Bay House Maison de la Baie - Relais de Vains

Set in a huge farm complex on the coast, the Maison de la Baie interpretation centre describes the wildlife and the activities of man to be found in the area of Mont Saint-Michel. A fun way to discover the area through models, video films and interactive terminals. A voyage to the heart of the bay and the rhythm of the ocean tide. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/06 and during the school holidays except Christmas, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 01/09 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children (7 to 15 years) 1,75 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 06 06 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 06 07 musee.vains@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr


NATURE SITES

■ Pointe de Brévands

THE ARDENNES WOOD The magical Ardennes Wood is sometimes flooded by the River Sélune whose salmon-rich waters are much appreciated by anglers. Passerines such as crested tits, treecreepers, goldcrests and warblers bring to life the undergrowth with their distinctive song, whilst the rapid drumming of the woodpeckers (great, middle and lesser spotted and green woodpeckers) seem to syncopate with bubbling of the flowing stream. Mighty oaks and beeches interspersed with thickets of silver birch dress this forest valley in a cloak of green and brown. Not to be missed

Botanical footpath, starts at car park Fun information points 1.8-km family footpath

THE HEADLAND OF CARTERET Rocky Cateret Headland looks over Hatainville Dunes, offering an exceptional vantage point from which to view the Channel Islands. High on the headland’s plateau, heathland covered with yellow-flowering gorse is home to the bright and furtive Dartford warbler, while the raven and the peregrine falcon amuse themselves around the steep-sided schist and sandstone cliffs where the annual rock rose grows. At the lighthouse, recently restored low dry-stone walls help preserve the site and guide visitors along the cliff tops of the Côte-des-Isles.

THE HATAINVILLE DUNES Between the headlands of Carteret and Rozel, the heavy Hatainville Dunes rise to over 250 feet, covering ancient cliffs of 70 000 years ago in a blanket of sand. Local vegetation is a mosaic of species, greatly influenced by the salty spray of the sea, the wind and occasional inundations of fresh water. Many rare plants lend the dunes their delicate colours as the seasons pass: the blue of sea lymegrass, the yellow and brown of the spider orchid, the mauve of Breckland wild thyme and the bright pink of the pyramidal orchid.

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THE HAM ROCKS At a height of 330 feet, the siliceous slopes of Ham Rocks dominate the Vire Valley and its meandering path through the bocage of Saint-Lô Country. Heathland, dry grassland, wooded slopes, caves, fissures, damp meadows and streams are home to a multitude of species that ensure the perennial natural wealth of Manche’s oldest protected site. A pleasant trip through the site will undoubtedly uncover autumn squill, a small, late-flowering member of the lily family, as well as sunny river banks buzzing with the field cricket’s inimitable stridulation.

Not to be missed

View of the Vire Valley

THE SAIRE VALLEY

The Saire Valley is the jewel in Cotentin’s crown. The moist valleys of Fermanville are a verdant mixture of dense woodland, uncultivated heath and isolated thickets. Brick Cove is trimmed with a beach of rough sand and is the perfect growing environment for protected plants such as sea kale and the yellow horned poppy. The eastern end of the cove is flanked by Lévi Headland, a rocky protrusion clothed with a pink mantle of thrift. Further on towards the Réthoville Ponds, you may come across white spoonbills with their strange beaks resembling the culinary implement after which they are named. At the foot of Gatteville Lighthouse, enjoy the steely light shimmering off the Gattemare Pond, separated from the sea by a line of sand dunes and supplied with fresh water from a solitary stream.

POINTE D’AGON-COUTAINVILLE & THE SIENNE BAY Here and there, the line of sand dunes along the west coast of Cotentin is interrupted by eight natural harbours. This geographic configuration is the only one of its kind on the Continent. The River Sienne flows into the Channel at Regnéville-sur-Mer creating a vast, brackish estuary that covers over 900 hectares between Agon Spit and Montmartin-sur-Mer. Pale-bellied brent geese, oystercatchers and Kentish plovers profit from this vast expanse to pass the winter or reproduce.

Not to be missed

Pointe d’Agon Lighthouse (for presentation, see page 33) The Rey Lime Kilns - Maritime Museum (for presentation, see page 26)

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THE CLIFFS OF THE HAGUE & THE HEATHLANDS OF VAUVILLE At the heart of the Natura 2000 site “Coast and Heathland of Hague Headland”, the high granite cliffs of Jobourg Point and Voidries give a choice of spectacular views of the Channel Islands and the turquoise coves at their foot. This abrupt separation between land and sea is home to a wide variety of species and a synonym for biodiversity. Peregrine falcons, shags, fulmars and ravens all find the steep slopes ideal for resting and nesting. Down on the foreshore, common eel-grass abounds.

For more information, refer to Tourist Offices contact detailson page 57

Not to be missed

Jobourg Point The Vauville Heath Nature Reserve

AROUND THE HAMBYE ABBEY Surrounded by woodland and bocage, Hambye Abbey was once at the heart of a vast heathland of dry grass and little copses. The paths that criss-cross the site lead you through the many species of this area of low vegetation and shrubs. The Sienne and the Doquette are the main waterways running through the site and are both ideal for the reproduction of migratory fish. The rivers supply the surrounding meadows with sustenance and create little ponds and damp patches rich in rare plant species. If you’re lucky, you may see the fragile and thin-bodied cordulia dragonfly.

THE HEATHLANDS OF LESSAY The slash and burn of the 11th century and subsequent agriculture gave birth to the vast heathlands of Lessay. This man-made landscape contains an important and surprising variety of plant species. Heather and gorse are plentiful on the dry heath, whose monotony is broken by maritime pine, marsh gentian, autumn lady’s tresses and sundew in the fertile, moist hollows.

Not to be missed

Interpreted footpaths through the Saint-Patrice-de-Claids Heath Interpreted footpath along the River Ay

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AVRANCHES 50300

Bergevin Garden - Jardin Bergevin

PARKS GARDENS D7

Situated in the grounds of the old fort. Opening Times : throughout the year, 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 58 00 22 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 68 13 29 tourisme@avranches.fr - www.ot-avranches.com

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CHAMPREPUS 50800

Zoological Park - Parc Zoologique et Paysager This unique zoological park boasts a fine range of themed gardens : scented garden, tropical aviary, flamingo swamp, wild Madagascan garden, savannah grassland, exotic gardens and a mini-farm garden. Ticket office closes 2 hours before park.

AVRANCHES 50300

Public Garden - Jardin des Plantes Famous in particular for its superb view over the Mont Saint-Michel Bay, the Avranches botanical garden is visited every year by nearly 250 000 tourists. A site for practical lessons created in 1766 by the Department's Ecole Centrale, it became a true garden in 1799. Plants have been added regularly by botanists over the years. Closed for work in 2006, it was opened again to the public in 2007. Opening Times : open all year, from 8 a.m. to nightfall. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 57 01 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 57 02 patrimoine@avranches.fr

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Opening Times : 06/02 to 07/03 and 23/10 to 07/11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 03/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed between 8 November and 5 February. Duration of Visit : 2 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 13 € - teenager (13 to 18 years) 11 € - children (under 13 years) 7,20 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 30 74 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 71 43 zoo.champrepus@wanadoo.fr - www.zoo-champrepus.com

BRIX 50700

Clairbois Garden - Jardin de Clairbois C1

A 3 hectare garden of heath earth plants with a collection of over 300 rhododendrons. Garden located at 160m altitude in the heart of the ancient Brix Forest. Plantations of camelias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, magnolias, maples… in an English garden and another in which these plants are naturally acclimatised to the undergrowth. Most of the plants were rare in France and a third of them are Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) prizewinners. The hybrids garden visit is unaccompanied, the forest garden is guided tours only.

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Montebello Garden - Jardin Montebello Horticultural and acclimatization garden containing bamboos, magnolias, ferns and camellias. The layout of the garden and the little timber-framed brick chalet give the site a 19th century style.

Opening Times : 01/01 to 28/02 and November & December, 8.45 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. 01/03 to 30/04 and September & October, 8.15 a.m. to 6.45 p.m. 01/05 to 31/08, 8.15 a.m. to 7.45 p.m. Duration of Visit : 15 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 88 99 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 87 88 01 mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Opening Times : 01/03 to 30/11, Thursday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (until 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)9 77 58 72 27 jardin-de-clairbois@orange.fr - www.jardindeclairbois.com

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CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

ETIENVILLE 50360

Public Garden

Etienville Presbytery and Gardens

Jardin Public

Le Presbytère d'Etienville et ses Jardins

Situated at the foot of Roule Mountain, the public gardens contain a zoological park, a grand aviary and a seal pool, a landscaped rock garden with stream and waterfall, and a statue of Jean-François Millet. Surrounded by numerous games for children, the bandstand is the only one in the town. Opening Times : 01/01 to 28/02 and November & December, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 01/03 to 30/04 and September & October, 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 01/05 to 31/08, 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 20 43 40 / +33 (0)6 87 71 09 42 Fax +33 (0)2 33 23 17 77 - mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Etienville Presbytery is a rare architectural vestige of the 15th century. With the church and the castle, it constitutes an exceptional historic site in the Douve Marshes and lies on an ancient Roman road to the Cotentin Peninsula. The gardens cover two hectares on the edge of the marshes and include the monastery garden, a garden dedicated to the Virgin, a small vineyard and a collection of rare plants.

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CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children (under 12 years) 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 05 50 presbytere@etienville.com - www.etienville.com

Emmanuel Liais Park - Parc Emmanuel Liais An oasis of greenery in the heart of the town, the park contains hardy and exotic species, exceptional specimens, flowers in all seasons and beautiful walks that take in the Emmanuel Liais Museum, the Science Library, the pool, the observatory tower and the greenhouses. The park and greenhouses are listed as “Jardin Remarquable” and are home to more than 500 plant varieties, including a unique collection of vanilla orchids. Opening Times : 01/01 to 28/02 and November & December, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 01/03 to 30/04 and September & October, 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/05 to 31/08, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 53 12 31 / +33 (0)6 87 71 09 42 Fax +33 (0)2 33 41 68 90 - mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr D6

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FLAMANVILLE 50340

Park of the Castle - Parc du Château The château de Flamanville grounds are open all year round for unaccompanied visits. There is a dahlia conservation garden (over 80 varieties). There is a rest house in the castle enclosure. The castle itself is not open to visitors.

COUTANCES 50200

Public Garden Jardin des Plantes

Opening Times : throughout the year. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 66 66 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 87 66 76 mairie@flamanville.fr

Created under the Second Empire between 1852 and 1855, and funded by the legacy of M. QuesnelMorinière, Coutances Flower Garden is one of the oldest in Normandy. The park is a harmonious marriage of French symmetry, English copses and Italian terraces. A collection of rare trees, superb floral beds, mosaic beds and a labyrinth combine to provide the vistor with a beautiful place to walk and daydream. The garden is listed in the supplementary list of national heritage since 1992. Opening Times : 01/10 to 31/03, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 01/04 to 31/10, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 01/07 to 15/09, 9 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 08 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 08 19 tourisme-coutances@wanadoo.fr - www.coutances.fr / www.paysdecoutances.fr

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FONTENAY-SUR-MER 50310

LITHAIRE 50250

Park of the Castle of Courcy - Parc du Château de Courcy

Au Grès du Temps Garden - Jardin Au Grès du Temps

Residence. Visit the gardens and the grounds of a 17thcentury castle (included in the national register of designated ancient monuments). Rose garden, dovecote, ornamental lake, moat, and French-style flower beds. Opening Times : 08/05 to 25/09, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry at 5.30 p.m. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3 € - children 2 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 41 10 - rdv@chateaudecourcy.com

This garden, created in 1999 by Isabelle and Thierry is added to each year with rare items uncovered at their collector nurserymen friends’. Highly structured near the house, the space becomes more and more natural beyond a rich curtain of purple phormiums and ends up blending into the surrounding countryside. Here you can see a shady garden of ferns, mosses, driftwood… Specialist garden ceramists, the workshop’s output are on show here.

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HEBECREVON 50180

Château de la Roque Park - Parc du Château de la Roque The Château de la Roque is hidden at the end of an elegant alley of poplars lined with apple trees. This small 17th century castle is nested in a luxuriant setting in the middle of a well-tendered park full of flowers in the very heart in the undulating Normandy bocage. The castle stands on the edge of a small lake where ducks and geese swim peacefully. Mireille and Raymond Delisle, owners of the castle since 1978, have progressively landscaped the park and garden.

Opening Times : throughout the year, Monday to Friday. On weekends, please telephone. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 47 92 80 augresdutemps@wanadoo.fr - www.augresdutemps.com

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MARTINVAST 50690

Floral Park of the Castle of Martinvast Parc Floral du Château de Martinvast

The Floral Park of Martinvast Castle covers 100 hectares and is listed in the supplementary list of national heritage, like the castle it surrounds. It comprises woodland, meadows, ponds, waterfalls and constructions including an obelisk dating from the 18th century. Lavish flower beds of rhododendrons grow in the shelter of the park's exotic conifers. Also admire the many types of flowering shrubs.

Opening Times : 01/06 to 01/09, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4 € - children free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 57 33 20 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 57 51 20 mireille.delisle@wanadoo.fr - www.chateau-de-la-roque.fr

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LA BALEINE 50450

The Sienne Botanical Park - Parc Botanique de la Sienne The Sienne Botanical Park was created in 1996 by the current owners. The site is primarily an invitation into the natural world, a place linking spontaneity and intervention. The little stream flows from the fountain spring, winds through a valley enriched with many species of tree and hardy perennial, and empties into 6 lakes. As you walk through the park, you will discover water plants along the picturesque banks of the water’s edge. Little benches off the beaten track give you the chance to relax and listen to the bubbling of the brook and the beautiful birdsong. If man opens his heart to nature, nature will be forever faithful. Pancake restaurant on site. Opening Times : 03/07 to 29/08, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May be closed in case of heavy rain. Duration of Visit : 45 min. (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,80 € - children 3,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 76 66

Opening Times : throughout the year, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € (visit without guide) - 8 € (guided tour) children (5 to 12 years) 2 € (visit without guide) - 3 € (guided tour). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 20 80 / +33 (0)6 08 68 98 79 Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 03 01 - de-pourtales@wanadoo.fr www.chateau-martinvast.fr

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PARKS & GARDENS

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E2

QUINEVILLE 50310 12 hectare, French-style floral park with lake. The castle, which once served as residence for James II of England, is a fine example of 18th-century architecture: gallo-roman chimney, pigeon house, ice house, and medieval tower. Opening Times : contact us. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 42 67 Fax +33 (0)2 33 21 05 79 chateau.quineville@wanadoo.fr www.chateau-de-quineville.com

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SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE 50550

Maritime Garden of Tatihou Island

Château de Quinéville Gardens - Jardin du Château de Quinéville

Jardin Maritime de l'Ile Tatihou

Designed to promote local coastal plant life. This garden presents several hundred species, from the most common to the very rare. Discover the great diversity of the flora in the beds and bordering the paths. A wonderful place for an enjoyable walk in the shelter of the lazaretto walls. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01/02 to 31/03 and October, weekends and school holidays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed in January and December. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7,80 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower) - children 3,20 € (return boat crossing + visit to museum + visit of Vauban Tower). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 33 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 33 47 ile.tatihou@cg50.fr - http://patrimoine.manche.fr

SAINT-GERMAIN-D’ELLE 50810

Sources d'Elle Park - Parc des Sources d'Elle This 35-hectare park harbours the source of the River Elle. Eight ponds surrounded by meadows and woodland give this park its originality and wild beauty. Well-kept pathways wind through the estate planted with many tree species and splendid rhododendrons.

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SAUSSEY 50200

The Argences Gardens - Les Jardins d'Argences Linked together by covered walks of yew and hornbeam, the nine Argences Gardens are incredibly diverse thanks to the choice of plants and their layout. Argences Manor (17th century) and its pigeonhouse are listed buildings. Argences Gardens received the “Remarkable Garden” label in 2004, attributed by the Culture Ministry. Opening Times : 01/05 to 15/10, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/06 to 31/08, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5,50 € - children (under 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 92 04 / +33 (0)6 81 52 30 50 c.lecardonnel@wanadoo.fr - www.jardins-argences.com

Opening Times : 01/03 to 30/10, everyday 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : 2 € per car. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 56 17 90 - www.parcsetjardins.fr

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SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-VAUX 50440

Jacques Prévert Gardens - Jardins en hommage à Jacques Prévert The Jacques Prévert Gardens were created in memory of the poet and received the “Remarkable Garden” label in 2004. They are located in Mill Valley, overlooking PortRacine. They contain trees planted by Prévert’s wife and other celebrities such as Yves Montand, Ursula Vian, Juliette Gréco, Picasso... Include numerous poems, 18th century ruins and modern sculptures. Opening Times : 04/04 to 01/10, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., except Friday. 01/07 to 31/08, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 52 74 94 / +33 (0)2 33 52 11 00

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parKs & GARDENS

C1

B1

TOURLAVILLE 50110

VAUVILLE 50440

Park of the Castle des Ravalet - Parc du Château des Ravalet

Botanical Garden of the Castle of Vauville

This superb Renaissance castle in blue schist stone was restored at the end of the 19th century by René de Tocqueville who also created the landscaped park which features a rotunda greenhouse and water pieces. Owned by the town of Cherbourg-Octeville since 1935, the park, castle and greenhouse are all listed heritage. The park is classified a “Jardin Remarquable” (Remarkable Garden).

Jardin Botanique du Château de Vauville

Opening Times : 01/01 to 28/02 and November & December, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 01/03 to 30/04 and September & October, 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/05 to 31/08, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 22 01 35 / +33 (0)6 87 83 36 37 Fax +33 (0)2 33 22 24 02 mairie@ville-cherbourg.fr - www.ville-cherbourg.fr

Opening Times : in April and October, weekends 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May to September, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € (visit without guide) 7 € (guided tour on reservation). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 10 00 00 / +33 (0)6 80 41 10 04 Fax +33 (0)2 33 10 00 01 jbotvauville@wanadoo.fr - www.jardin-vauville.fr

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Created by Eric and Nicole Pellerin in 1947, Vauville Castle Botanical Gardens cover 4 hectares and contain 500 species from the Southern Hemisphere. Take in the astounding subtropical atmosphere. Not only a recognized collection of scientific interest, these gardens are considered to be the jewel in Cotentin’s architectural crown. Tearoom on site.

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URVILLE-NACQUEVILLE 50460

VILLIERS-FOSSARD 50680

Elle Garden - Jardin d'Elle

Park of the Castle of Nacqueville - Parc du Château de Nacqueville The 16th century Nacqueville Castle was built in a lavish English-style park known for its rhododendrons and azaleas, and its pond and river bordered with arum lilies. The park is located in a verdant valley overlooking the sea.

This landscaped garden creates settings using plants from our nursery gardens, with a choice from over 2 500 varieties of shrubs and trees. Along this carefully designed itinerary with rest and discovery areas, admire some twenty garden scenes and plant collections over 2 hectares.

Opening Times : 04/04 to 30/09, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and bank holidays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry at 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children (5 to 15 years) 2 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 03 21 12 nacqueville@wanadoo.fr - www.nacqueville.com

Opening Times : 01/02 to 30/11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Closed on Sunday morning. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 6 € - children 3 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 05 88 64 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 05 15 88 jardin@dellenormandie.com - www.dellenormandie.com

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ANIMAL PARKS LEISURE PARKS ■ Alligator Bay - Beauvoir

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C7

BEAUVOIR 50170

“Alligator Bay” (Reptile House) - Alligator Bay

BREHAL 50290

Saint-Martin ponds Les Etangs de Saint-Martin

At the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, discover : The alligator glass-house and experience an adventure full of sensations. Through a visit across wooden pontoons, slip into an explorer's skin as you observe 200 alligators and crocodiles. The dragon maze stocked with 200 boas, iguanas, chameleons and komodo dragons, etc.: an exceptional playground ! The farm with 300 tortoises with giant specimens from the Seychelles and Africa, which you can go up to and stroke. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 01/10 to 31/03, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/12 to 31/01, weekends and school holidays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed 25/12 and 01/01. Duration of Visit : 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 11,50 € - children (13 to 18 years) 9,50 € (4 to 12 years) 7,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 68 11 18 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 58 07 93 reptilarium@wanadoo.fr - www.alligator-bay.com

Leisure park midway between Bréhal and the beach. You will find crazy golf, pedal-boat, inflatable games, dodgem boats, electric cars with a bar, ices, waterside terrace. Show of craft mosaics for sale. Opening Times : 01/04 to 30/09, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance Fee 2010 : depending on chosen activities. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 79 51 05 83 - nathabouet@yahoo.co.uk

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CHAMPREPUS 50800

Zoological Park - Parc Zoologique et Paysager F9

BELLEFONTAINE 50520

Located between Villedieu-les-Poêles and Granville, Champrépus offers adults and children a voyage across the 5 continents. The park is organised in 5 luxuriant theme gardens designed according to biotopes offering animals (50 different species) conditions close to their original environment. A citizen and responsible park, Champrépus is an original and friendly garden ideal to relax, learn and have fun in family or with friends. A plant and animal haven in the heart of the Normandy bocage, which is not to be missed !

The Enchanted Village - Le Village Enchanté The Enchanted Village is a nature and leisure park. The ideal spot for the whole family. Walks through woods and rivers, farm animals, garden, games, automaton theatre, miniature railway, circuit in the trees, the rope bridges of the pirate lake...

Ticket office closes 2 hours before park.

Opening Times : 04/04 to 29/11, 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in low season and 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in high season. Duration of Visit : visit without guide. Entrance Fee 2010 : (in low season) : adult 9 € - children (8 to 12 years) 8 € (3 to 7 years) 7,50 € - (July/August) : adult 10 € - children (8 to 12 years) 9 € (3 to 7 years) 8,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 59 01 93 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 69 52 60 levillageenchante@wanadoo.fr - www.village-enchante.fr

Opening Times : 06/02 to 07/03 and 23/10 to 07/11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 03/04 to 30/09, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed between 8 November and 5 February. Duration of Visit : 2 1/2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 13 € - teenager (13 to 18 years) 11 € - children (under 13 years) 7,20 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 30 74 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 71 43 zoo.champrepus@wanadoo.fr - www.zoo-champrepus.com

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ANIMAL PARKS & LEISURE PARKS

C7

E10

GRANVILLE 50400

The Roc des Harmonies - Le Roc des Harmonies

SAINT-MARTIN-DE-LANDELLES 50730

Ange Michel Leisure Park Parc d'Attractions et de Loisirs Ange Michel

Between Avranches and Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët, the Ange Michel leisure park offers a range of activities for young and old on a landscaped site: tourist train, bumper boats, rapids, ponies, karting for adults, electric cars for children,… paddling pool, toboggans, roller coaster for all the family. Opening Times : contact us. Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 49 04 74 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 76 06 contact@ange-michel-attractions.com - www.ange-michel-attractions.com

Le Roc des Harmonies invite les visiteurs à un voyage coloré aux pays des merveilles… Dans ce lieu unique, les mondes animal et minéral se côtoient et se présentent sous un jour un peu magique. Les visiteurs évoluent dans quatre univers fabuleux : le Jardin des papillons, l’Aquarium et son bassin des otaries, le Palais minéral et la Féerie des coquillages. New : the Roc des Gourmandises. After the visit, you can taste the sweet and savoury snacks at the Roc des Gourmandises: come and admire the magnificent view of the port and the bay from the terrace!

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YVETOT-BOCAGE 50700

Vegetable Maze - Labyrinthe Végétal Opening Times : 01/10 to 31/03, everyday 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/04 to 30/09, everyday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 8 € - children (4 to 14 years) 4,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 19 83 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 89 46 aquarium-du-roc@wanadoo.fr - www.aquarium-du-roc.com

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Take an enjoyable walk in our plant labyrinth. An unforgettable maze, full of surprises, replanted every year, with games, animals and activities. Part of the profits is used to finance humanitarian actions. Opening Times : 11/07 to 31/08, 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/4 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5,50 € - children 4,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 23 40 / +33 (0)6 08 58 35 63 paul-emile.begin@orange.fr http://pagesperso-orange.fr/cueillette-pe.begin

MONTAIGU-LA-BRISETTE 50700

Saint-Martin Animal Park - Parc Animalier Saint-Martin At the heart of the Norman bocage, in a 15 hectare park, discover monkeys, wolves, lemurs, dromedaries…and enjoy a great family day out in the wood. Pony walks available for the pleasure of the little ones.

Opening Times : February to April, Sunday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 01/05 to 14/06, Wednesday, weekends and bank holidays from 2 p.m. 15/06 to 30/06, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends and bank holidays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 01/07 to 05/09, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends and bank holidays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open during the school holidays except Christmas. Closed after All Saint's Day holidays until the February half-term holidays. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours (visit without guide). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 7 € - children (3 to 12 years) 5 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 40 98 - www.zoomontaigu.fr

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■ Havre de la Vanlée

■ Jardin de la Poterie - Lithaire

BOAT C1

TRAIN TRIPS PEDAL TROLLEY

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100

Hague à Part Trip around Cherbourg Harbour Hague à Part - Balade la Rade de Cherbourg

E4

2 departure points: Swing Bridge / La Cité de la Mer. Take a one-hour cruise in sheltered waters along the Cherbourg seafront and set out to discover this exceptional site and the incredible human adventure of its construction. With Hague à Part, board the Port Liberté and navigate in the largest artificial harbour in the world (1500 hectares). Started in the 18th century, this remains one of the largest work sites ever undertaken. Opening Times : 01/04 to 13/07 : at 2 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5 p.m. 14/07 to 31/08 : at 10.50 a.m., 2 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5 p.m. In September : at 2 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5 p.m. You are strongly recommended to book. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 12,60 € - children (4 to 11 years) 8,40 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)6 61 14 03 32 - hagueapart@neuf.fr - www.hagueapart.com F6

La Rosée du Soleil

Set sail on the Rosée du Soleil, in the heart of the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin regional nature park. The captain, a native of the region, will tell you the story of this land of marshes, of reeds, of the men who over the centuries have sculpted our region (agriculture, habits and customs, navigation, etc.), but also of the “medicinal plants”, not forgetting the life of our storks which return every springtime. Boarding : Taute landing stage at Saint-Hilaire-Petitville (Carentan, near the éléphant bleu carwash). Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09, on reservation. Duration of Visit : 2 1/2 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 10 € - children 7 €. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 55 18 07 la-rosee-du-soleil@wanadoo.fr - http://perso.orange.fr/la-rosee-du-soleil

CONDE-SUR-VIRE 50890

Vire Valley cycle rail Vélorail de la Vallée de la Vire

Discover the railway on a pedal trolley. From Condé-sur-Vire to Gourfaleur, follow the River Vire and the towpath and enjoy a great day out in the verdant Vire Valley! Starting point at Condé-sur-Vire old station and reception by members of the Pour la Vire association. Opening Times : 10/04 to 30/09. You are strongly recommended to book. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours. Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 05 46 55 pourlavire@wanadoo.fr - www.velorail-pourlavire.fr D4

SAINT-HILAIRE-PETITVILLE 50500

River Trips on the Taute “La Rosée du Soleil”

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SAINT-JEAN-DE-LA-RIVIERE 50270

Cotentin Tourist Train - Train Touristique du Cotentin Travel through time. From Carteret to Portbail, 10 km, along the Côte-des-Isles Coast, looking out to the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, and Alderney, let the Cotentin Tourist Train take you for a ride in a 1930s train.

SAINT-COME-DU-MONT 50500

River Trips on the Douve “Par Douve et Marais” Par Douve et Marais

Opening Times : 05/07 to 30/08. Individuals may join groups, ask for details. Duration of Visit : 4 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 8 € - children 4 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 70 08 / +33 (0)6 30 35 15 71 ttcotentin@wanadoo.fr - http://ttcotentin.monsite.orange.fr

AboardtheBarbeyd'AurévillyII(68passengers), guided tour (history and geography of the marsh, animals and flowers, old traditions...), stop offs in local villages for half or whole day. Boarding : Port Jourdan landing stage at Espace de découverte, Ponts-d'Ouve, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont (Carentan). Opening Times : 01/05 to 30/09. Half day (9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and whole day (9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Reservation advisable. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 11 € (half-day) - 18 € (full day) children 7 € (half-day) - 13 € (full day). Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 55 81 / +33 (0)6 16 46 16 26 / +33 (0)6 12 23 99 95 Fax +33 (0)2 33 71 12 52 - sylvie.groud@wanadoo.fr - www.bateaudouve.com

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■ Fonderie de Cloches - Villedieu-les-Poêles

TRADE TOURISM

ART AND CRAFT VISITS (Production site visits needing no appointment) E8

D3

BRECEY 50370

HAUTTEVILLE-BOCAGE 50390

Val de Sée Orchards - Les Vergers du Val de Sée

Lait Douveur de Normandie - Lait Douceur de Normandie

In the heart of the Norman bocage, Sée Valley Orchards specializes in the production of cider apples and cider making.

Homemade milk jam, milk jam chocolates and sweets. Production of fruit jams, crème de calvados, mint liqueur and condiments down on the family farm. Opening Times : 01/02 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 31/12, Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 01/07 to 31/08, Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 1,50 € (guided tour) - children (14 to 18 years) 1 € (under 14 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 41 07 11 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 21 04 55 laitdouceurdenormandie@wanadoo.fr - www.lait-douceur.com

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, on Thursday. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 57 07 - Tel. +33 (0)6 72 71 45 82 lebreceen@gmail.com

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COURTILS 50220

Brewery of the Bay - Brasserie de la Baie L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé - Consommer avec modération

D7

Located at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, come and discover this ancestral and yet little known skill. Opening Times : 01/10 to 31/03, Wednesday to Sunday 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 01/04 to 30/09, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed in January. Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € - children (until 12 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 37 65 / +33 (0)6 60 56 33 99 Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 35 93 c.lesenechal@nomotech.net www.brasseriedelabaie.com

LA MEURDRAQUIERE 50510

Perce Hayes Beekeeping Apiculture de la Perce Hayes

Discover the world of beekeeping and honey collecting. Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, on Thursday at 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : guided tour. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 44 25

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TRADE TOURISM - ART & CRAFT VISITS

C5

F9

LESSAY 50430

MILLY 50600

Reaux Milk & Cheese Dairy

Domaine du Coquerel

Laiterie Fromagerie du Val d'Ay - Ets Réaux

Domaine du Coquerel

Visit of the REO camembert manufacturing workshops. Traditional manufacture using raw milk, moulded manually by ladle as in the olden days, with the AOC label.

Domaine du Coquerel is a cidermaker and distillery in the heart of the Mortainais area. As you visit the ageing cellars, we invite you to discover the secrets for making the local brandy: Calvados. The visit continues with a video and tasting of 4 products: calvados, pommeau, apple liqueur and crème calvados liqueur. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open by appointment Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Duration of Visit : 1hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 02 20 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 49 09 60 e.winter@calvados-coquerel.com - www.calvados-coquerel.com

Opening Times : 01/07 to 31/08, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1 departure every hour. Closed weekends and bank holidays. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2,55 € - children (under 14 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 41 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 07 54 reo@wanadoo.fr - www.reaux.fr

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RAUVILLE-LA-BIGOT 50260

La Passion Orchards - Les Vergers de la Passion C4

Passion Orchards makes cider products using the traditional straw method: cider, candied cider, vinegar, apple brandy, fortified cider, chocolates... Visit our orchards, storerooms and cellars. Off-licence.

LITHAIRE 50250

Au Grès du Temps Pottery - Poterie Au Grès du Temps We work mainly for the high temperature sandstone garden, in particular a black sandstone. We develop a range of various products: garden borders, slug traps, labels, bird houses, garden pots, totem poles, etc. We also design for the interior using the Japanese raku technique. Plant collectors, our garden is open to the public.

Opening Times : throughout the year, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : contact us. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 41 90 99 - joel.ferey@wanadoo.fr

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SAINT-AUBIN-DE-TERREGATTE 50240

Mirande Cellar - Cave de Mirande

Opening Times : throughout the year, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. On weekends, please telephone. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (visit without guide or guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 47 92 80 augresdutemps@wanadoo.fr - www.augresdutemps.com

In a 16th century farm in the countryside 15 min. from Mont Saint-Michel, visit the Mirande Cellar. Discover our work, our production equipment (oak barrels over 100 years old, pot still from 1948) and our traditionally made products: cider, perry, apple juice, fortified cider and apple brandy.

Opening Times : 02/01 to 30/12. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € - children 1,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 38 24 / +33 (0)2 33 68 36 09 / +33 (0)6 85 34 95 18 jacques.daunay@free.fr - www.cave-de-mirande.fr

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TRADE TOURISM - ART & CRAFT VISITS

C8

E7

SAINT-JEAN-DES-CHAMPS 50320

Hermitière Cider Farm - Ferme Cidricole de l'Hermitière

L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé - Consommer avec modération

In the heart of an old Normandy farm, discover how to make cider and Calvados on the premises of the producer-cultivator. Visit the cellars to understand the work required to make a quality product. In a vast museum, dive into the history of cider and Calvados in a rich collection of old presses and stills. Opening Times : 04/04 to 30/06 & September, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on weekend. 01/07 to 31/08, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Duration of Visit : 1 1/2 hours (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 3,50 € children 2,50 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 31 51 Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 87 27 infos@ferme-hermitiere.com www.ferme-hermitiere.com

C8

VILLEDIEU-LES-POELES 50800

Copper Workshop - Atelier du Cuivre At Villedieu-les-Poêles, the Copper Workshop continues the tradition of copperworking and French gastronomy. Admire and appreciate the technical skill of the embossers, tinsmiths, polishers and planishers. Enjoy a 17 min. film in French, English and German. The workshop designs, restores and makes any object on request. No workmen on Sundays.

Opening Times : throughout the year, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5,20 € - children (from 11 years) 4,20 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 51 31 85 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 51 04 96 atelierducuivre@wanadoo.fr - www.atelierducuivre.com

SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER 50380

E7

Bay of Mont Saint-Michel Earthenware Factory

VILLEDIEU-LES-POELES 50800

Bell Foundry - Fonderie de Cloches

Faïencerie de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

In a workshop built during the 19th century and which has lost none of its character, a guide invites you to discover a rare skill combining tricks from the Middle Ages and state of the art technologies. Find out all about sweeping the core, the “lost wax” process, and tuning the bells. 30 min guided tour, unaccompanied visit of our garden, theme shop. Allow for a one-hour stop.

The Mont Saint-Michel Earthenware Pottery is a small-scale production. Watch displays of turning, casting, and gauging techniques. All decorations are hand painted. Personalize your pottery for marriages, birthdays, anniversaries…

Opening Times : 01/03 to 30/10, Monday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (guided tour on request). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 2 € - children (under 14 years) free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 61 58 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 73 91 contact@faienceriedelabaie.com - www.faienceriedelabaie.com

Opening Times : 09/02 to 10/11, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday and Sunday. Duration of Visit : 30 min. (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 5 € - children 4 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 00 56 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 90 02 99 info@cornille-havard.com - www.cornille-havard.com

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TRADE TOURISM - INDUSTRIAL VISITS

E7

C3

VILLEDIEU-LES-POELES 50800

YVETOT-BOCAGE 50700

Pewter Musuem - Maison de l'Etain

La Chesnaie Cider farm - Cidrerie de la Chesnaie

Visit the Tin House and discover the history of this noble metal. Admire the prestigious Jules Brateau collection, a 15 min. video film divulging the secrets of tin and the trade of the tin potter. Opening Times : 01/06 to 30/09, Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Duration of Visit : 1 hour (guided tour). Entrance Fee 2010 : adult 4,20 € - children 3,20 €. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 51 05 08 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 51 04 96 maisonetain@orange.fr

La Chesnaie, a small-scale cider producer, welcomes you to its traditional environment. Discover our products derived from the apples and pears of our region. Cider, perry, fortified cider and apple brandy as well as our new apple liqueur. Visit our shop and taste the wonderful variety of products made in Normandy. Opening Times : throughout the year, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Closed Sunday. Duration of Visit : guided tour. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 17 71 Fax +33 (0)2 33 40 24 62 www.cidrerie-de-la-chesnaie.com

INDUSTRIAL VISITS B1

B1

BEAUMONT-HAGUE 50448

BEAUMONT-HAGUE 50444

ANDRA Manche radioactive waste storage centre

AREVA NC La Hague Factory - AREVA NC - La Hague

ANDRA - Centre de Stockage de la Manche

One of AREVA's missions at La Hague is to recycle spent nuclear fuel, a major stake to:

The Manche Department storage centre has entered a monitoring phase which will last several centuries. Come and learn about radioactive waste and discover the site installations as well as the monitoring carried out on the centre and in its environment.

- preserve natural resources, - meet energy requirements while fighting against global warming, - divide the volume of nuclear waste by five. AREVA ensures permanently that its activity has “zero impact” on the environment: specialised teams check the quality of the air, water and flora.

Opening Times : throughout the year, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. Duration of Visit : 2 1/2 hours (visit without guide or guided tour on request). An identity document is required to access the site (for adults). Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)810 120 172 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 74 34 www.andra.fr

Opening Times : 01/01 to 31/03 and 01/09 to 31/12, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., on reservation. 01/04 to 31/08 (to confirm). Closed Monday, Saturday morning, Sunday and bank holidays. Duration of Visit : visit without guide or guided tour on request. Entrance Fee 2010 : free entry. Contact : Tel. +33 (0)2 33 02 73 04 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 03 03 65 www.areva.com

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OFFICES DE TOURISME & SYNDICATS D’INITIATIVE LIST OF TOURIST OFFICES ouvert toute l’année open all year round

ouvert en saison open in season

AGON-COUTAINVILLE 50230 OFFICE DE TOURISME 2 place du 28 Juillet 1944 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 76 67 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 76 67 31 contact@coutainville.com www.coutainville.com AVRANCHES 50302 OFFICE DE TOURISME MUNICIPAL Hôtel de Ville - BP 238 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 58 00 22 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 68 13 29 tourisme@avranches.fr www.ot-avranches.com BARFLEUR 50760 OFFICE DE TOURISME 2 rond point le Conquérant Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 02 48 office.tourisme.barfleur@wanadoo.fr www.ville-barfleur.fr BARNEVILLE-CARTERET 50270 OFFICE DE TOURISME 10 rue des Ecoles - BP 101 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 90 58 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 04 93 24 tourisme@barneville-carteret.fr www.barneville-carteret.fr BEAUMONT-HAGUE 50440 OFFICE DE TOURISME DE LA HAGUE Rue Jallot - BP 119 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 52 74 94 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 01 86 11 accueil@lahague.org www.lahague-tourisme.com BLAINVILLE-SUR-MER 50560 OFFICE DE TOURISME 12 bis route de la Mer Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 90 89 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 47 97 93 contact@ot-blainvillesurmer.com www.ot-blainvillesurmer.com BRÉCEY 50370 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE BRÉCEY-VAL DE SÉE 29 place de l'Hôtel de Ville Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 21 13 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 21 19 contact@tourisme-brecey.com www.tourisme-brecey.com BRÉHAL 50290 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE BRÉHAL Rue du Général de Gaulle - BP 10 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 90 07 95 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 51 98 tourism.canton.brehal@wanadoo.fr www.otcb.fr BRETTEVILLE-SUR-AY 50430 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Mairie - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 84 18 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 07 10 67 si-brettevillesuray@wanadoo.fr BRICQUEBEC 50260 OFFICE DE TOURISME 13 place Sainte-Anne Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 21 65 bricquebec.ot@wanadoo.fr www.ville-bricquebec.fr CARENTAN 50500 OFFICE DE TOURISME DES MARAIS DE CARENTAN Boulevard de Verdun - BP 204 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 71 23 50 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 42 74 01 info@ot-carentan.frwww.ot-carentan.fr CAROLLES 50740 OFFICE DE TOURISME 33 bis rue de la Poste Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 92 88 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 90 11 37 carolles.tourisme@wanadoo.fr www.ville-carolles.fr CERISY-LA-SALLE 50210 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE CERISY-LA-SALLE 7 rue des Juifs Tel. +33 (0)2 33 76 63 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 76 63 39 syndicat.initiative.cerisy@wanadoo.fr www.cc-cerisylasalle.fr CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE 50100 MAISON DU TOURISME DE CHERBOURG ET DU HAUT-COTENTIN 2 quai Alexandre III Tel. +33 (0)2 33 93 52 02 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 53 66 97 tourisme@ot-cherbourg-cotentin.fr www.ot-cherbourg-cotentin.fr COUTANCES 50200 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU PAYS DE COUTANCES Place Georges Leclerc Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 08 10 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 08 19 tourisme-coutances@wanadoo.fr www.coutances.fr CRÉANCES 50710 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Le Haut Chemin - Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 45 05 71 DENNEVILLE 50580 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Rue de la Mer - BP 01 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 58 58 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 95 26 84 si.accueil@denneville.com DONVILLE-LES-BAINS 50350 OFFICE DE TOURISME 95 ter route de Coutances Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 12 91 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 91 28 55 oftour.donville-les-bains@wanadoo.fr DUCEY 50220 OFFICE DE TOURISME 4 rue du Génie Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 21 53 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 54 07 ducey.tourisme@wanadoo.fr www.ducey-tourisme.com

FERMANVILLE 50840 OFFICE DE TOURISME INTERCOMMUNAL COTENTIN-VAL DE SAIRE Vallée des Moulins Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 61 12 tourisme.fermanville@wanadoo.fr www.tourisme-fermanville.new.fr GAVRAY 50450 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE DU CANTON DE GAVRAY Place de la Bascule Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 50 10 10 tourisme@gavray.net GOUVILLE-SUR-MER 50560 OFFICE DE TOURISME Rue du Nord Tel. +33 (0)2 33 47 84 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 47 93 20 gouville.ot@wanadoo.fr http://ot.gouvillesurmer.free.fr GRANVILLE 50406 OFFICE MUNICIPAL DE TOURISME 4 cours Jonville - BP 621 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 91 30 03 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 91 30 19 office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr www.granville-tourisme.fr HAUTEVILLE-SUR-MER 50590 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE MONTMARTIN-SUR-MER 10 avenue de l'Aumesle Tel. +33 (0)2 33 47 51 80 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 47 38 37 tourisme-montmartin@wanadoo.fr www.otcm.fr JULLOUVILLE 50610 OFFICE DE TOURISME Place de la Gare - BP 14 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 82 48 otjullou@club-internet.fr www.jullouville.com LA HAYE-DU-PUITS 50250 OFFICE DE TOURISME DE LA CTÉ DE COMMUNES DE LA HAYE-DU-PUITS 5 rue Emile Poirier Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 01 42 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 46 39 99 o.t.lahayedupuits@aliceadsl.fr www.ot-lahayedupuits.com LA HAYE-PESNEL 50320 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Rue de la Libération Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 90 75 02 sicant.haye-pesnel@wanadoo.fr LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50170 OFFICE DE TOURISME BP 4 - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 14 30 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 06 75 ot.mont.saint.michel@wanadoo.fr www.ot-montsaintmichel.com LES PIEUX 50340 POINT INFORMATION TOURISME 31 route de Flamanville Tel. +33 (0)2 33 87 68 00 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 52 93 66 tourisme.lespieux@wanadoo.fr tourisme-lespieux.com LESSAY 50430 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE COMMUNAUTAIRE DU CANTON DE LESSAY 11 place Saint Cloud - BP 26 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 14 34 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 45 77 17 info@canton-lessay.com www.canton-lessay.com MARIGNY 50570 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE DE LA CTÉ DE COMMUNES DE MARIGNY 1 rue Auguste Eudeline Tel. +33 (0)2 33 55 08 13 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 55 69 80 contact@si-marigny.fr www.si-marigny.fr MONTEBOURG 50310 OFFICE DE TOURISME INTERCOMMUNAL DE MONTEBOURG 2 place Charles de Gaulle Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 41 15 73 ot.montebourg@orange.fr www.officetourismemontebourg.fr MORTAIN 50140 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE MORTAIN Rue du Bourg Lopin Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 59 19 74 mortain.tourisme@wanadoo.fr www.ville-mortain.fr PERCY 50410 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Communauté de Communes Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 29 61 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 61 92 19 accueil@cc-percy.fr PIROU 50770 OFFICE MUNICIPAL DE TOURISME 46 place des Bocagers - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 30 47 PONTORSON 50170 OFFICE DE TOURISME Place de l'Hôtel de Ville Tel. +33 (0)2 33 60 20 65 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 60 85 67 tourisme.pontorson@wanadoo.fr www.mont-saint-michel-baie.com PORTBAIL 50580 OFFICE DE TOURISME 26 rue Philippe Lebel - BP 3 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 04 03 07 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 04 94 66 tourisme.portbail@wanadoo.fr www.portbail.org

QUETTEHOU 50630 OFFICE DE TOURISME Place de la Mairie - Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 43 63 21 QUINÉVILLE 50310 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE Mairie - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 94 46 70 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 21 61 39 REGNÉVILLE-SUR-MER 50590 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE 8 rue du Port - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 45 88 71 SAINT-GERMAIN-SUR-AY PLAGE 50430 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE 1 rue Renard - Tel. +33 (0)2 33 07 02 75 tourisme-saintgermainsuray@wanadoo.fr SAINT-HILAIRE-DU-HARCOUËT 50600 OFFICE DE TOURISME Place du Bassin Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 38 88 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 38 89 office.tourisme@st-hilaire.fr www.st-hilaire.fr SAINT-JAMES 50240 OFFICE DE TOURISME COMMUNAUTAIRE DE SAINT-JAMES 39 rue de la Libération Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 62 38 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 62 09 contact@cdc-saintjames.org. www.cdc-saintjames.org SAINT-JEAN-LE-THOMAS 50530 SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE 21 place Pierre le Jaudet - Tel./Fax +33 (0)2 33 70 90 71 stjlethomas@wanadoo.fr www.stjeanlethomas.com SAINT-LÔ 50010 OFFICE DE TOURISME DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ DE COMMUNES DE L'AGGLOMÉRATION SAINT-LOISE Place du Général de Gaulle - BP 330 Tel. +33 (0)2 14 29 00 17 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 60 36 sce.tourisme@saint-lo.fr www.saint-lo.fr SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER 50380 OFFICE DE TOURISME 85 rue de Granville Tel. +33 (0)2 33 50 52 77 offitour.st.pair.s.mer@wanadoo.fr www.saintpairsurmer.com SAINT-PIERRE-ÉGLISE 50330 OFFICE DE TOURISME INTERCOMMUNAL COTENTIN-VAL DE SAIRE 23 place Abbé Saint Pierre Tel. +33 (0)2 33 54 37 20 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 20 10 79 tourisme.saint-pierre-eglise@wanadoo.fr SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE 50390 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE Le Vieux Château Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 50 44 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 21 39 29 ot.ssv@wanadoo.fr http://saintsauveurlevicomte.stationverte.com SAINT-SAUVEUR-LENDELIN 50490 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE SAINT-SAUVEUR-LENDELIN 1 rue du 8 Mai 1945 Tel. +33 (0)2 33 19 19 24 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 19 19 25 cc.st-sauveur-lendelin@wanadoo.fr SAINT-VAAST-LA-HOUGUE 50550 OFFICE DE TOURISME INTERCOMMUNAL DE SAINT-VAAST / RÉVILLE 1 place du Général de Gaulle Tel. +33 (0)2 33 23 19 32 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 54 41 37 office-de-tourisme@saint-vaast-reville.com www.saint-vaast-reville.com SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE 50480 OFFICE DE TOURISME COMMUNAUTAIRE DE SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE 6 rue Eisenhower Tel. +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 21 53 91 ot@ccsme.fr www.sainte-mere-eglise.info SOURDEVAL 50150 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE SOURDEVAL Jardin de l'Europe Tel. +33 (0)2 33 79 35 61 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 79 35 59 otsourdeval@wanadoo.fr www.sourdeval.org TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE 50160 OFFICE DE TOURISME DU CANTON DE TORIGNI-SUR-VIRE 1 rue Victor Hugo Tel. +33 (0)2 33 77 42 22 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 42 20 torigni.tourisme@wanadoo.fr www.ot-torigni.fr VALOGNES 50700 OFFICE DE TOURISME INTERCOMMUNAL DU BOCAGE VALOGNAIS Place du Château Tel. +33 (0)2 33 40 11 55 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 40 00 04 contact@otbv.fr www.otbv.fr VILLEDIEU-LES-POÊLES 50800 OFFICE DE TOURISME 43 place de la République Tel. +33 (0)2 33 61 05 69 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 91 71 79 contact@ot-villedieu.fr www.ot-villedieu.fr POINTS D'INFORMATIONS TOURISTIQUES DÉPARTEMENTAUX DEPARTMENTAL TOURIST POINTS OF INFORMATION AIRE DE LA VALLÉE DE LA VIRE 50420 GOUVETS Tel. +33 (0)2 33 77 11 50 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 77 11 59 aire.gouvets@cg50.fr AIRE DU MONT SAINT-MICHEL 50240 SAINT-AUBIN-DE-TERREGATTE Tel. +33 (0)2 33 89 00 14 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 89 00 15 airemontsaintmichel@cg50.fr


■ Abbey - Hambye

MANCHE TOURISME Maison du Département - 50008 SAINT-LÔ Cedex Tel. +33 (0)2 33 05 98 70 - Fax +33 (0)2 33 56 07 03 manchetourisme@cg50.fr www.manche-tourism.com

- Saint-Lô - 02 33 05 75 81 - 12/09

COMITÉ DÉPARTEMENTAL DU TOURISME


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