Destination guide

Why people love visiting rustic Lower Normandy

The countryside and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Lower Normandy. Renowned for its horse racing, golfing and ecotours, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Eugene Boudin Museum. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Lower Normandy

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lower Normandy a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Festyland (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Clecy Miniature Railway (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Garcelles Golf (16.1 mi / 26 km)
  • Houlme Golf Course (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Prairie Racecourse (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lower Normandy

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lower Normandy is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Omaha Beach (29.6 mi / 47.7 km)
  • Via Ferrata de Clecy (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Bayeux Botanical Garden (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • Gold Beach (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer Beach (25.8 mi / 41.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lower Normandy

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Deauville (DOL-Normandie), which is 43.7 mi (70.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Vire Station, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey Bretteville-Norrey Station and Flers Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lower Normandy?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,794 holiday lettings around Lower Normandy. From 3,526 houses to 60 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lower Normandy?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lower Normandy are:

  • Dieppe (DPE-Saint-Aubin): 796 self catering accommodations
  • Alencon (XAN): 119 self catering accommodations
  • Pleurtuit Airport (DNR): 3,201 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lower Normandy? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lower Normandy. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mont Saint-Michel: 1,461 holiday rentals
  • Mont-Saint-Michel: 1,464 holiday rentals
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial: 1,089 holiday rentals
  • Normandy Bridge: 2,124 holiday rentals
  • Bagnoles de L'Orne en Normandie Golf Club: 191 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower Normandy listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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