Anyone searching for a fun break in the north west of France might like to try Fermanville in the Normandy region. Located in the Manche department this commune 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.
Fermanville sits near the coast and some lovely sandy beaches that are ideal for families and holidaymakers looking to relax in the sun. Visitors can participate in various watersports such as swimming, fishing, waterskiing, diving, sailing and wind surfing. The surrounding area is blessed with countryside making it a good place for hiking and cycling. There are several golf courses in the Manche department including a course 20 minutes away at La Glaciere. Other activities available here include tennis, mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding. There are restaurants, cafes and bars to be found in the area serving excellent French cuisine. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from local shops and markets.
Holidaymakers staying in Fermanville will find lots of interesting places to visit close by including Cherbourg, which is 20 minutes away. Here visitors can see buildings such as the Basilica of the Holy Trinity and Abbey du Voeu. There are a few museums here well worth a visit as well such as the Museum T. Henry and the Liberation Museum. Barfleur is also about 20 minutes away and is home to the Church of St Nicholas. A short distance from here is Cape Barfleur where visitors will see one of the tallest lighthouses in France. There are some beautiful gardens nearby too including Parc du Chateau des Ravalet.
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 about three hours and 10 minute’s drive from Fermanville. Flights arrive here from a handful of French cities as well as Southampton (SOU) with Flybe, who also offer seasonal flights from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT) and Manchester (MAN). Seasonal flights also arrive here from Barcelona (BCN) courtesy of Brit Air and from Cork and Dublin (DUB) with Aer Arann. Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car hire companies represented at the airport. Alternatively a ferry service crosses from Poole and Portsmouth on the south coast of England to Cherbourg. The drive from Cherbourg to Fermanville is only 20 minutes.