Anyone searching for a delightful holiday by the north coast of France might like to try the commune of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Located in the Calvados department of Normandy, this 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, villas and apartments.
Courseulles-sur-Mer is located by the sea and holidaymakers can enjoy the summer sun on the sandy beach here or take a refreshing swim in the sea. There are many different watersports for visitors to try such as fishing, diving, surfing, wind surfing and sailing. This scenic town is also great for hikers and cyclists with some delightful routes along the coast. Golf fans will find several courses nearby including one 30 minutes away at Caen. Other activities popular with locals and tourists include tennis, mountain biking and horse riding. In and around Courseulles-sur-Mer there are bars, cafes and restaurants serving excellent local fare and seafood. Shops and markets can be found in the town as well, where self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drinks.
Holidaymakers will find many interesting places to visit conveniently close to Courseulles-sur Mer including Caen, which is just half an hour away. Here visitors will be able to see the 11th century castle, which is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Western Europe as well as churches, abbeys and some beautiful botanical gardens. Another place about half an hour away is Bayeux and its famous 11th century tapestry. The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux is well worth a visit. The landing beaches of Normandy are also nearby and provide a stark reminder of the heroic efforts of British and American troops during World War II. Dives-sur-Mer is along to the coast to the east of Courseulles-sur-Mer and features among other things an unusual garden called Maison Bleue.
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.
Rennes – Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS) is approximately two hours and 25 minute’s drive from Courseulles-sur-Mer. Flights arrive here from Southampton (SOU) year round as well as seasonally from Cork (ORK), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT) and Manchester (MAN). Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport. Alternatively, visitors from the UK can catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham and drive just 30 minutes to Courseulles-sur-Mer.