Guidebook for Varenguebec

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Guidebook for Varenguebec

Food Scene
Good food and nice hang-out on market day
Le Commerce
11 Place Patton
Good food and nice hang-out on market day
Quiet location on the edge of the Marais (marshland) with good food (I can roccommend the terrine). If you want to walk or take the car off-road, I can tell you short cut...
Auberge de L'Ouve
Quiet location on the edge of the Marais (marshland) with good food (I can roccommend the terrine). If you want to walk or take the car off-road, I can tell you short cut...
Sightseeing
Interesting moated castle dating from the conquest but connected more to the Norman conquest of Sicily
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Château fort de Pirou
3 Le Château
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Interesting moated castle dating from the conquest but connected more to the Norman conquest of Sicily
Take the guided tour and you will discover a Romanesque cathedral underneath the Gothic facade
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Coutances Cathedral
1 Rue du Puits Notre Dame
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Take the guided tour and you will discover a Romanesque cathedral underneath the Gothic facade
Quiet costal village with views of the Channel Isles
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Portbail
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Quiet costal village with views of the Channel Isles
Take a walk around the lighthouse and see the Channel isles, the great dunes and up to Le Hague. If running, you can also take a ferry to Jersey
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Carteret
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Take a walk around the lighthouse and see the Channel isles, the great dunes and up to Le Hague. If running, you can also take a ferry to Jersey
This was the first commune liberated on D-Day and subject of the film: The Longest Day. Rather touristy. They still hang a manequin of parachutist John Steele on the church
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Sainte-Mère-Église
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This was the first commune liberated on D-Day and subject of the film: The Longest Day. Rather touristy. They still hang a manequin of parachutist John Steele on the church
Shopping
Nice small market town with plenty of shops and supermarkets. Market day is Wednesday when, in the summer, it gets quite busy
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La Haye-du-Puits
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Nice small market town with plenty of shops and supermarkets. Market day is Wednesday when, in the summer, it gets quite busy
Everything Else
A nice town with the nearest train station with frequent trains to Cherbourg or Paris. Parking is free so if you want a day-trip without the car, this works well.
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Carentan
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A nice town with the nearest train station with frequent trains to Cherbourg or Paris. Parking is free so if you want a day-trip without the car, this works well.
Towards the end of September, they hold a car show here which seems to get bigger each year.
Baupte
Towards the end of September, they hold a car show here which seems to get bigger each year.
You can take kayaing lessons here and there is a Parcours course in the trees
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
You can take kayaing lessons here and there is a Parcours course in the trees
During the first weekend in September there is a large agricultural show here. It used to be the biggest horse fair in France. Visit the fromagerie and see how Camembert is made
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Lessay
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During the first weekend in September there is a large agricultural show here. It used to be the biggest horse fair in France. Visit the fromagerie and see how Camembert is made
War footage including the house (2min15 to 2min34): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l6Ez9G_CuE
L'Auvrairie
War footage including the house (2min15 to 2min34): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l6Ez9G_CuE