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Visit the Cotentin Peninsula and Normandy

from our hotel in Barneville-Carteret

The hotel is also the perfect launching pad for visiting the charming towns and villages of the Cotentin Peninsula. Barfleur, picturesque fishing port with a prestigious past, is honoured to be classed among the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. It is currently the only one to have received this award in the department of Manche. Cherbourg, well known for its port, its umbrellas, its bay and its Cité de la Mer (a must-visit family museum in Normandy) offers a unique history.

The village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise was the first village on the peninsula liberated by American paratroopers (one of them is commemorated on the side of the church tower), and it is perfectly located for discovering the D-Day beaches. Further afield, the towns of Bayeux and Caen have kept a remarkable heritage despite the bombardments. Explore Caen with its 18th century townhouses, its abbeys, its walls (which guarded William the Conqueror’s castle) and its peace memorial. Then wander the old medieval town of Bayeux, with its cathedral, a jewel of Norman architecture, and its tapestry, part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

On the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, the untamed Granville stands proudly on its rocky ridge at the gateway to Brittany. At the foot of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay against the rugged wind and the sea, Granville will enthral you and speak to your adventurous side.