The Many Faces of a Holiday to Manche, France

Archaeological wonders, fabulous beaches and perfect wines... welcome to Manche, Normandy



Mont Saint Michel The western corner of Normandy, Manche, is a wonderful corner of France, full of energy and blessed with over 300km of coastline. You never feel far from the sea on a Manche holiday, as the whole department has a delightfully maritime feel, with fine beaches, excellent seafood restaurants and a laid back atmosphere at every turn. Manche holidays make the perfect foreign beach escape, just miles from home, yet when you are there, you will feel like home is just a distant memory! Short escape or long holiday, Manche is irresistible.

Many of the most iconic visions of Normandy are actually those of Manche. The sublime Mont Saint-Michel is an absolute must during any Manche holiday, long or short. The image will be one that almost all visitors are already familiar, but nothing will quite prepare you for the sight of the Benedictine monastery that crowns the peak before you see it with your own eyes. If you walk across the flats at low tide, be sure to have the tidal times in your mind. The sea comes in spectacularly fast (legend says faster than a galloping horse(?!) but you will certainly get wet should you get it wrong!

MancheAfter a day at Mont Saint Michel, the rest of your Manche holiday can be dedicated to the finer things in life; beaches, fine food and excellent wine. With over 300km of coastline to choose from, and a liberal sprinkling of beautiful sandy beaches all along the coast, you will have little trouble finding a pristine, picturesque beach with which to get familiar during your Manche holiday, but to list and review the most popular would be fruitless. Manche is one of those rare, priceless places where the best beaches are the quietest, and there are plenty to discover.

Of course, many visitors from the UK arrive on a far more sombre trip. Utah beach, forever associated with the D-Day Landings of Normandy is located in Manche. A very poignant, yet essential trip on any Manche holiday.

With Cherbourg linked so well to the South coast of England, Manche is just an hour away, and offers so much. You mustn't miss out, even if just for a long weekend. The beaches and restaurants of Manche are waiting for you!

More great properties in Manche

Chateau De Cource

Chateau de Cource benefits from a harmonious and romantic atmosphere. The warmth of the chateau is created by its numerous wood panels, mouldings and light that streams through the large windows on each side of the property. All the reception room...

Le Castelet

Situated on the site of a small medieval castle, this superb Napoleon III chateau is ideally placed to visit all of Normandy’s top tourist sites. Located just outside the cathedral city of Coutances in 4 acres of parkland, Le Castelet is also with...

b&b in castle near landing beaches in Normandy

The manoir de Savigny: Rates for 1 ensuite double room with breakfast for 2 pers. 16 th century manor house located near Valognes, Cherbourg (ferries) and the d-day beaches with Utah beach , Omaha beach and sainte mere l’église. You will be mad...

Pavillon Normandie, sleeps 10

Welcome to the superb historic Pavillon Normandie! Come and discover a peaceful retreat situated in a beautiful English style park. Nested in the heart of the Cotentin, discover Barfleur, recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France....

C16th Normandy Chateau Estate

This beautiful chateau is situated in a green valley within walking distance of an ancient village. A long drive takes you up to the charming, fully restored manor house that can sleep up to 30 guests. The chateau sits amongst beautiful gardens wi...

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