Where to stay around Manche?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,372 holiday lettings near Manche. From 1,416 Houses to 317 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Manche is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Manche?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manche. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cherbourg-Octeville: 163 holiday homes
  • Granville: 517 holiday homes
  • Barneville-Carteret: 352 holiday homes
  • Mont St-Michel: 376 holiday homes
  • Avranches: 271 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Manche! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Manche?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Manche with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cherbourg-Octeville: 163 holiday lettings
  • Granville: 517 holiday lettings
  • Barneville-Carteret: 352 holiday lettings
  • Mont St-Michel: 376 holiday lettings
  • Avranches: 271 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Manche?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Manche. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mont Saint-Michel: 1,216 holiday rentals
  • Carteret Beach: 582 holiday rentals
  • Utah Beach: 726 holiday rentals
  • Carteret Lighthouse: 565 holiday rentals
  • Cite de la Mer: 525 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manche listed on HomeAway 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.

Make a holiday rental, apartment or villa in Manche, Normandy your home away from home

Manche, a region of Normandy in the North of France, is surrounded on three sides by the English Channel, boasting 350km of coastline. However, beside Manche’s maritime excellence, taking a villa in Manche, Normandy allows you the flexibility, freedom and space to enjoy discovering the wealth of hugely important historical sites, especially from WW II, and indulge in the hearty, rustic cuisine and sensational cider of Normandy.

Places to holiday in Manche, Normandy, France

Manche is divided into three areas, the Cotentin Peninsula, Bocage area and the Western Coast. The Cotentin Peninsula, or Cherbourg Peninsula is a fairly remote region, bar the port town of Cherbourg. It did however play a strong role in WW II, and houses the Musee de la Garre et de la Liberation.

A Manche holiday rental in Coutances, Normandy’s capital, will ensure you some of the best scenery in northern France. Coutances is the prettiest town in Normandy, centred around the 11th Century cathedral at the heart of the city.

The western coast is lined with some magnificent beaches, and the jewel in the crown of Manche is the spectacular Mont St Michel, which attracts many thousands of tourists, and for good reason. The architectural marvel at Mont St Michel is surrounded by fantastic beaches, filled with sunbathers, swimmers, people playing tennis and football and many small boats and yachts.

Things to do on holiday in Manche, Normandy, France

Manche is a very natural environment, with agriculture supporting the local economy. Holidaymakers taking accommodation here, from a Manche barn to a rental villa, will undoubtedly be impressed and inspired by the natural way of life. There is nowhere better than Manche to walk or bicycle through the countryside and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells. The marked tracks of the Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands Regional Park are hard to beat for fresh air and relaxing scenery.

Taking a self catering Manche villa is not a good idea for those looking to loose weight! Most dishes are made with the much sought-after butter of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Cotentin oysters, salt lamb of Mont St Michel or famous Normandy beef, all washed down with some of the regions delicious cider.

Weather in Manche, Normandy, France

Manche has an oceanic climate, which keeps winter days from reaching freezing. Summer temperatures are mild, with daily averages reaching around 15°C, but with precipitation being common on the coast from autumn until March.

Flights to Manche, Normandy, France

A holiday villa in Manche is very easy to get to from the UK. Direct flights from the UK arrive at Rennes in Brittany, provided by Flybe. Ferries run from the south coast of England to Cherbourg, Caen, Le Harve and St Malo, on passenger and car ferries. A TGV link from the Channel Tunnel to Le Harve or Cherbourg is also a cheap and easy option to reach a holiday rental in Manche.

Sightseeing in and around Manche

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Manche has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lessay Raceway and Aerodrome (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Golf Club Coutainville (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Champrepus Zoo (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Roc des Harmonies Aquarium (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Ferme de la Sapiniere Winery (27.1 mi / 43.7 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Manche

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Manche is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Omaha Beach (27.9 mi / 44.8 km)
  • Coutances Botanical Garden (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Saint-Martin de Brehal Beach (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Utah Beach (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Barneville Beach (24.4 mi / 39.3 km)