Cottage  "Le Pigeonnier"  Welcome to Normandy

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 


 
 

BALLEROY

* The château :
it is a lovely 17th century castle, which is owned by the Forbes family

* The museum of balloons
* And the beautiful forest.

At 6 kms :
The Abbaye of Cerisy la forêt

HISTORY

* BAYEUX, nice little town 

The Tapestry  -  The  Cathedral

* D-Day Landing beaches (Omaha Beach) 

* castles, fortified farms, Abbeys 

* historic Road of Norman Abbeys

NATURE 

* parks and gardens (Brécy, Castillon)

* beaches up to the CHERBOURG peninsula
* fishing ports (Port-en-Bessin, Grandcamp)
* A beautiful ZOO within 1/2 hour drive.
 

GASTRONOMY
Farms and regional produce (cider, dairy produce, seafood)

CRAFTS

* lace
* potteries

 LEISURE ACTIVITIES

* Hikes, horse riding and cycling, both at the seaside and in the forest.

 

FURTHER AFIELD

Eastwards:
* At 35 km : CAEN (the Memorial, Abbeys)
* HONFLEUR, DEAUVILLE, TROUVILLE.
Westwards:
* At 80 km: GRANVILLE
* At 100 km: the MONT-SAINT-MICHEL.
Northwards:
The magnificent coastal landscapes of the Cherbourg peninsula.

 

Websites to prepare your holidays