Saint-Mere-Eglise is a small town, located within the Manche department of Normandy, in northern France. Perhaps the town’s biggest claim to fame is that its location, en-route to the Omaha and Utah beaches, meant that it was heavily involved in the Normandy landings of World War II. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, who are looking to revisit all the important sites of this strategically important time of the war, will find that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available for rental here. There are houses and apartments within the town itself, as well as more rustic cottages and farmhouses set in the surrounding countryside.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise will discover that the town is ideally located for exploring both the coastline and the rolling rural landscape of Lower Normandy. This can be enjoyed on foot, or by hiring a car or bicycle. A short drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise lies the town of Cherbourg, the largest city in the region. Here visitors will find a much broader range of tourist attractions and amenities, such as interesting historic buildings, shops, restaurants and a cinema.
Tourists spending their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise will find that the town’s tourism industry is mainly built around its connections with the D Day Normandy landings of World War II. There are a number of interesting museums within the town, as well as gift shops selling mementos and souvenirs reflecting this important time in history. The Saint Mewan springs, which can be found close to the church from where the town gets its name, are renowned for their healing properties and attract hundreds of visitors every month. Visitors enjoying their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise who are interested in the wildlife of the area will be drawn to the marsh lands close to the coast, where they can observe an abundance of the region’s indigenous birdlife and mammals in their natural habitat.
Travellers spending their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise will find that the Manche peninsula as a whole enjoys a mild maritime climate, which is greatly influenced by the warming Gulf stream. Summers are mild, with temperatures averaging around 22 degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures tend to average around 9 to 11 degrees Celsius. Sainte-Mere-Eglise receives an average annual rainfall of around 25 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Sainte-Mere-Eglise may wish to make use of the regular Brittany Ferries crossing which operates from Poole or Portsmouth to nearby Cherbourg. Visitors who would prefer to fly will find that Flybe operates regular flights to Rennes-Saint Jacques Airport (RNS) from several regional UK airports, including Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT), Southampton (SOU) and Manchester (MAN).