Local activities

Local activities around the watermills and the Cherbourg area, West Normandy


Nearest Airport:

Cherbourg – 10 kms

Nearest Port:

Cherbourg – 10 kms

Nearest Bar/Pub:

Landemer – 0.3 kms

Nearest Restaurant:

Landemer – 0.3 kms

Nearest Beach:

Urville-Nacqueville – 0 kms

Nearest Golf Course:

La Glacerie – 14 kms

Nearest Ski Resort:

Chamonix – 800 kms

Location Type:

Beach Holiday, Horse Riding, Near the sea, Quiet, Rural/Village, Watersports

For city dwellers, Cherbourg is only 8 miles away offering colourful farmers markets, harbour side cafés and brasseries for local catch, night clubs and casino. The port is the main destination for yachtsmen sailing from England and going onto the Channel Islands. Walk in the medieval streets and discover cute boutiques.

The ill fated Titanic made her first and last call at the Gare Maritime, at that time a luxury terminal for transatlantic liners . Now it houses a superb center, Cité de la mer, dedicated to the underwater world complete with a best stocked aquarium and a huge, recently decommissioned nuclear submarine (without the nukes) that one can visit from the inside.

On the practical side, a few gigantic hypermarches offer excellent value and choice. The nearest one is 5 mins driving from the gite.


Excellent sailing club and school in 5 min drive away. Rental, Group or private lessons.



Choose to ride on the kilometers long beach or along the hedges typical of the Normandy country side.

Breathtaking CLIFF WALKS start right from the gite and will take you all around the Cap de la Hague peninsula. On the way, spectacular views , fishermen coves, tiny picturesque flower filled villages, France’s smallest harbour and Alderney or Jersey in the distance.

1 to 1/2 hours drive away: Visit: The D Day landing beaches. The Bayeux Queen Mathilde Tell of the Conquest tapistry, all about England’s last invasion. The world class (we are dead serious about it!) nature and culture site Mont Saint Michel.

Quite a few free visits, anytime, within 20 min drive:

Good temporary exhibitions of spectacular photographs next to a renovated farm-manor at Ferme du Tourp


An outstanding collection of all types of sundials around the Ludiver planetarium :