Visits & History

The Cotentin, a natural setting in Normandy, offers you many possibilities of activities but it is especially a coastline full of history. June 6, 1944 marked history and we still imagine that after a long crossing in the middle of a storm, the first warships reached Utah Beach, 5 minutes from our campsite. Along the bay, five “drop zones” allowed the parachuting of soldiers, from Sainte-Mère-Eglise (la Fière) to Carentan.

Utah beach - 5km from the campsite

Through the beach and the D-Day Museum, 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

Sainte Mère-Église is the ideal starting point to discover the D-Day landing beaches and more particularly Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie du Mont. Located about ten kilometers from Carentan, it remains marked by the history of the battle of Normandy and more precisely by the Normandy landings. With Utah Beach, Sainte Mère-Église was one of the two landing zones. 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!

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.

The Cotentin is so rewarding! Discover also the sports and discovery activities in the middle of nature!