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Mont Saint Michel


This is a world heritage site. It is an ancient abbey located on an island just off the Normandy coastline. It offers the opportunity to walk through the medieval lanes that wind up to the abbey at the top. The lanes are lined by tourist shops and restaurants. Access to the settlement is free although there is a charge for parking and for walking around the abbey at the top but it is well worth it. Good shoes are essential! You need to allow a good 4 hours to explore.



This seaside village is reported to be home of the best oysters in Brittany. Here you can see the oyster beds laid out in the bay. The beach road is lined with a selection of traditional restaurants and bars as well as oyster sellers directly on the beach front.

St James American WWII Cemetery


Tucked away in the Normandy countryside just off the A84, it is a place where one can take an hour to walk through the beautifully maintained war graves and reflect in the peace and quiet on what horrific events took place on our doorstep all those years ago. If this is your thing, the Normandy landing beaches and the associated war graves are slightly further afield.

Entertaining your children. There are indoor and outdoor games to keep the younger visitors entertained. Although we are just off the main tourist route being in a quiet village, there are all the normal holiday activities within a short drive including swimming pools and water parks, zoo's, theme parks and horse riding, aquariums, museums. For more information on these have a look at the tourist information sites for Fougeres and St Marlo.

For those who enjoy walking or cycling, there are several defined walks with a 10km that passes right past our home.

These are just a few of the places that we enjoy visiting. At the house there are a wide selection of guide books and tourist information to ensure that you never have a dull day whatever the weather.