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The Cotentin

Quaint bathing beaches, landscapes and fishing villages make you yearn for the seaside at the french north-west coast.

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Quaint bathing beaches, landscapes and fishing villages make you yearn for the seaside at the French north-west coast, the Cotentin, with a scenery of sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs.

With one of the worldwide biggest tidal ranges (up to 11m), the coast changes between low and high tide in a way that allows the practice of all kinds of wind and water sports.

The spectacular landscapes offer in abundance all those pictures holiday dreams are made of: from seemingly unsurmountable wall hedge split fields, on which grow carrots and leeks, enchanting hydrangea gardens, fruit meadows and pastures with their Norman cows etc.. Regional products from land and sea are available in top quality on local farmers markets and shops.

A special recreational value is also due to the mild microclimate, which even allows Palm trees to fantastically thrive. The iodine containing air calms even the most stressed and nervous souls, and guaranties an energy fill up.

One can follow the Vikings’ tracks or visit the well-known 2nd Worldwar Landing Beaches.​

The Cotentin is still spared from mass tourism, and its inhabitants are always friendly and helpful