Holidaymakers looking for a superb holiday destination in Normandy may like to try the commune of Blonville-sur-Mer. Located in the Calvados department of France, this coastal town offers many things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites and apartments.
Blonville-sur-Mer is a very scenic location by the sea that is best explored by hiking, horse riding and cycling. The beaches here are delightful and are great places for holidaymakers to relax on, As well as swimming in the sea, visitors can try watersports such as fishing, snorkelling, wind surfing and sailing. There are many golf courses in the department of Calvados including one 10 minutes away at Deauville. Holidaymakers will also find some public tennis courts in the area. Various restaurants, bars and cafes serving delicious local are to be found in and around Blonville-sur-Mer. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can buy food, drink and other provisions from local shops and markets.
Blonville-sur-Mer is conveniently located near to some fabulous places of interest such as Dives-sur-Mer, which is just 20 minutes way. Here holidaymakers can visit the Saturday market at the 14th century Market Hall as well as the Church of Notre Dame and an unusual garden called Maison Bleue. The village of Cambremer is about half an hour away and features a fine 12th century church and the beautiful Jardin de Amelle et Jacques Noppe. Just 50 minutes from Blonville-sur-Mer is Le Havre. This is another interesting place to visit with attractions such as the art museum, the Church of St Joseph and the Volcan. Caen is also approximately 50 minutes drive away and features fine sights such as the 11th century castle and the beautiful botanical gardens.
July and August are the warmest months of the year in Normandy with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with average highs of 9 degrees and lows of 4 degrees centigrade. As well as being one of the coldest months, February is also usually the driest with an average of 49mm of rainfall. December sees the highest level of precipitation with an average of 84mm.
Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) is approximately two hours and 20 minutes from Blonville-sur-Mer and has flights arriving from numerous international airports. These include Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Lisbon (LIS), London-City (LCY), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE), Washington-Dulles (IAD) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer, Peugeot Open Europe, Sixt and TT Car Transit are car rentals firms located at the airport. Alternatively, visitors from the UK can catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham and drive just 50 minutes to Blonville-sur-Mer.