Jodie’s guidebook

Jodie
Jodie’s guidebook

Golf Courses

Normandy is well known for having a lot of golf courses. Here is a selection of the ones that Tom has tried out personally!
This is the nearest golf course to our gites. It is a nine hole course and is only 15 minutes drive away. Tom is a member here.
Golf Centre Manche
Le Haut Boscq
This is the nearest golf course to our gites. It is a nine hole course and is only 15 minutes drive away. Tom is a member here.

St Mere Eglise

Sainte-Mère-Église is famous for being one of the sites where paratroopers landed as part of D-Day. The church featured in the film 'The Longest Day' which features the true story of paratrooper John Steele who landed on the church spire and remained there (pretending to be dead) until he was freed by German soldiers and captured as a Prisoner of War. There is a permanent tribute to the event with a mannequin and his parachute caught on the spire.
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Sainte-Mère-Église
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Sainte-Mère-Église is famous for being one of the sites where paratroopers landed as part of D-Day. The church featured in the film 'The Longest Day' which features the true story of paratrooper John Steele who landed on the church spire and remained there (pretending to be dead) until he was freed by German soldiers and captured as a Prisoner of War. There is a permanent tribute to the event with a mannequin and his parachute caught on the spire.

Zoos

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Parc Zoologique de Jurques
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Zoo de Champrepus
493 Rue Saint-Gaud
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Nearby shops and supermarkets

Unless you're super organised and turn up with everything you need for your self catering holiday, you'll need to go shopping for food and supplies. We've listed our most local village shop and the nearest supermarkets to help you get started.
The village shop and bar is a very pleasant 20 minute walk away. Perfect for basic supplies, walking the dog (or children!) and having a drink before heading back to the gites! Just remember that this is open every day except Monday!
LE RELAIS DES FORGES
7 Les Forges
The village shop and bar is a very pleasant 20 minute walk away. Perfect for basic supplies, walking the dog (or children!) and having a drink before heading back to the gites! Just remember that this is open every day except Monday!
This is the nearest supermarket to the gites
Carrefour Drive Periers
Route de Carentan
This is the nearest supermarket to the gites
Carentan is full of war time history that our guests often find fascinating. So if you've travelled to Carenten, this would be the closest supermarket.
Intermarche
Rue de la Guinguette
Carentan is full of war time history that our guests often find fascinating. So if you've travelled to Carenten, this would be the closest supermarket.

Sightseeing

Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue has a fascinating fort to walk around. It's adjacent to tidal marshes and sea. A walk alongside the sea front takes you from the fort to the harbour, where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to watch the fishing boats coming and going.
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Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
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Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue has a fascinating fort to walk around. It's adjacent to tidal marshes and sea. A walk alongside the sea front takes you from the fort to the harbour, where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to watch the fishing boats coming and going.
Always a favourite with guests, this is a rather special place to visit.
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Mont Saint-Michel Bay
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Always a favourite with guests, this is a rather special place to visit.

City/town information

Famed for the Bayeux tapestry, the city is also one of the few places in Normandy to escape being bombed during the World Wars.
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Bayeux
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Famed for the Bayeux tapestry, the city is also one of the few places in Normandy to escape being bombed during the World Wars.