Outings in the Cotentin
You haven’t been to our beautiful region yet? We recommend this unique place which will allow you to leave room for discovery and nature! Coming to this beautiful department of Normandy is a good way to find historical sites of the Second World War landing but also to discover unusual places related to D-Day 44. The outings in the Cotentin are varied, get inspired!
Utah beach - 5km from the campsite
Through the beach and the
Museum of the Landing
discover hour by hour the course of this day of June 6, 1944. Whether you are a history buff or just looking to discover this important day in French history, this visit will not leave you without emotions.
Sainte-Mère-Eglise - 13km from the campsite
It is 10km from Carentan that you will discover the starting point of the D-Day landing beaches: Sainte Mère-ÉgliseE. This beautiful city in Normandy is marked by the Normandy landings. With Utah Beach which is the closest beach to our campsite, Sainte Mère-Église was one of the two landing zones. There is a real historical imprint with walks to be done for a full immersion. Indeed, the Allied forces of the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed around Sainte Mère-Église on June 6, 1944.
Welcome to Saint Vaast, the French People's Favorite Village 2019
This magnificent village in the Manche department on the Cotentin peninsula is a must see! Saint Vaast is located between fishing and sailing harbor, beaches and nautical activities. An exceptional place where the sea is omnipresent. Spend a beautiful day 25 minutes from our campground and recharge your batteries! It is also the starting point to the island of Tatihou to discover the works of Vauban. A crossing on board an amphibious boat.
Cotentin and Bessin Marshes Park
Stroll and enjoy the diversity of the landscapes of the regional natural park of the Cotentin and Bessin marshes. Some advice: bring good walking shoes, water and a hat. We keep the espadrilles for the beach activities!
The Pointe du Hoc
Does this name ring a bell? It is a small outpost of the Normandy coast in the Channel Sea, located in Calvados. This small cape was stormed on the morning of June 6 by Colonel Rudder’s Rangers, it is one of the strong points of the German fortifications on the coast. Today, this place evokes what was an artillery battery with its fire direction post, its casemates, its shelters…
Colleville American Cemetery
The American cemetery located in Colleville sur mer overlooks Omaha beach. It is a historical place that we recommend you to visit during your stay in Normandy. There are 9,387 graves of fallen soldiers, the chapel, the memorial and the garden of the missing.
Cité de la mer - Cherbourg
This oceanographic museum is an incredible place! Children and adults alike enjoy this outing in the former Gare Maritime Transatlantique in a magnificent Art Deco building. Between deep-sea diving gear and fish, you will be amazed.
Formidable success in 2022, the transatlantic station of Cherbourg and the submarine Le Retoutable, elected favorite monuments of the French.