With beaches, historic sites, cathedrals and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Normandy has something to offer almost everyone. There is an alternative to staying in expensive, restricting hotel rooms too: you and your family can have more freedom in a rented apartment or house. There will be space for you to relax in, and you can plan your meals as and when you like in a fully equipped kitchen. If you do enjoy eating out, of course, Normandy towns such as Honfleur, Cherbourg or Caen have plenty of delightful restaurants and cafes.
Normandy is an ideal destination for anyone with an interest in history, from the Bayeux Tapestry to the wonderful Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Rouen or the beaches and cemeteries associated with the D-Day landings of World War II. Hikers and lovers of the countryside should head for the Suisse Normande area with its rolling hills, woods and rocky cliffs; in its capital Clécy you can go hang-gliding, canoeing or climbing. If you are looking for beaches, Deauville and the Côte Fleurie will be your idea of heaven. Artists will not want to miss Claude Monet's house at Giverny and the picturesque garden that he created there. Perhaps the most spectacular sight of all in Normandy is the Mont Saint Michel, an abbey atop a rock. Consecrated in the year 705, it is now a World Heritage Site.
Budding scientists will love Ludiver, an observatory, planetarium and meteorology station in Cap de la Hague. If you are visiting the Mont Saint Michel, don't miss the Labyrinthe Végétal, a maize maze where there are animals and a picnic area too. Then pay a visit to the Reptilarium to admire the crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tortoises; it is close by, in Beauvoir. Looking for a ride on a miniature railway? One of the largest in Europe is at the Musée du Chemin de Fer Miniature in Clécy. The Mini-train des Marais at Marchesieux runs through the Parc Naturel Regional des Marais du Cotentin. For children who love the fun of the fair, you will find it all at Festyland in Caen-Carpiquet.
A family holiday in Normandy does not have to cost a mint if you opt for rental accommodation. Whether you are looking for a beachfront villa or a converted farmhouse in a rural area, we can offer you a wide range of properties. Why not have a look at our genuine customer reviews before making your decision? Renting your accommodation will leave you with more to spend on activities while you are in Normandy; it is sure to be a holiday to remember.