Holidaymakers looking for a lovely place to stay in the north west of France might like to try the commune of Villedieu-les-Poeles in the Normandy region. Located in the Coutances-Saint Lo area, this place offers many things for visitors to see and do. Here holidaymakers will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites and apartments.
Villedieu-les-Poeles is located in a beautiful area of the region with some excellent country walks and places to cycle. The nearest beaches are only 40 minutes away at Granville where holidaymakers can sunbathe and enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea. Various watersports are available to try such as fishing, waterskiing and sailing. Other activities available in this area include tennis and horse riding as well as golf at courses in places like Saint-Manvieu-Bocage. There are good bars, cafes and restaurants to be found in and around Villedieu-les-Poeles as well as stores and markets for self catering holidaymakers to buy provisions from.
Holidaymakers staying in Villedieu-les-Poeles will find lots of interesting places to visit nearby such as the town of Vire, which is about half an hour away. Here visitors will see important historic structures such as the 13th century gateway and the 15th century clocktower. About 40 minutes away is Coutances which features attractions such as the 11th century cathedral, the 17th century botanical gardens and the Museum Quesnel-Morinière. The seaside resort of Granville is a similar distance away and is noted for excellent museums such as the Musee Christian Dior and the aquarium. A trip to the abbey on Mont Saint-Michel, which is an island located one kilometre from the northwest coast, takes about 45 minutes from Villedieu-les-Poeles.
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 one hour and 20 minute’s drive from Villedieu-les-Poeles. 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 Portsmouth on the south coast of England to Ouistreham. The drive from Ouistreham to Villedieu-les-Poeles is approximately one hour and 10 minutes.