A discovery of the channel

Mont-Saint-Michel|Barfleur is a port to the activity of boating and fishing|The Hague is a wild and unspoiled region|Cerisy-la-Forêt is one of the more important abbeys in Normandy| Coutances retains its old districts and private mansions|Champrepus Zoological Park|

Description
Themes : heritage, nature, relaxation, family,

The Manche Department is rich in civil, military and religious related to history of Normandy. La Mancha welcomes many tourists on its beaches and its contrasting landscapes. The salt, the Bay of the Mont Saint Michel, the cliffs, the marshes of the Cotentin peninsula and typically Norman groves.


Accomodation
Hotel Chantereyne, Cherbourg, France (en)
Hôtel
Hotel Chantereyne is located near Cherbourg town centre, overlooking the marina and the Holy Trinity Basilica....
Inter-Hotel Cositel, Coutances, France (en)
Hôtel
The Cositel offers free Wi-Fi, a friendly welcome and free parking....
Hotel La Mère Poulard, Le Mont Saint Michel, France (en)
Hôtel
Housed in a historical building, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of Mont Saint-Michel....
The stages
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Cap de la Hague
Peninsula bordered by the shores of the channel, West of Cotentin, the Hague is a land of contrasts and lights, a wild and unspoiled region. Among the highest in Europe cliffs alternate with of small sandy beaches and charming ports.
B
Cherbourg-Octeville
Cherbourg is a town facing the sea. It has five ports: a port of boating, fishing, trade, cruises and military. They are sheltered by the largest artificial harbor of the world. Cherbourg is also the gateway to the Cotentin.
C
Barfleur
First port of the Anglo-Norman realm in the middle-ages, Barfleur remains a port Marina and including important fishing activity of sea mussels. Labeled among the «Plus Beaux Villages de France» Barfleur was able to retain its natural character and keep its authenticity.
D
The Airborne Museum
Two steps from the landing beaches, the Airborne Museum pays tribute to the American jumpers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions American who jumped on Normandy during operation Neptune on the night of June 6, 1944.
E
The Abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt
The Abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt is one of the oldest and most important abbeys in Normandy, it is considered a unique Romanesque lower Normandy jewel. Its apse of fifteen windows layered on three levels gives it a brightness and harmony rarely matched.
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Coutances
Dominated by the towering towers of the Cathedral, the city of Art and history of Coutances, cans of older neighbourhoods, mansions and a beautiful religious heritage. Coutances is also known for its 'Jazz sous les Pommiers' festival which takes place in May.
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Champrepus Zoological Park
In a park of 8 hectares, Champrepus zoo presents 50 wild animals or domestic in a maze of 5 specific gardens recreating each time a plant symbiosis with animal species according to geographical areas.
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Villedieu-les-Poêles
Villedieu-les-Poêles is at the heart of the Normandy Bocage. The city is labeled «City and métiers d'art» great craft tradition around the copper since the middle ages. The city, which has miraculously escaped the ravages of the last war, has kept its former appearance which contributes to its fame.
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Mont-Saint-Michel
Nicknamed the 'wonder of the West"Mont-St.-Michel is classified world heritage of the UNESCO. Place of pilgrimage since the middle ages, it attracts visitors from all over the world. It is the third of France tourist site in France with more than 3'000 ' 000 visitors each year.
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American military cemetery of Saint-James
The American military cemetery of Saint-James gathers the bodies of 4'410 U.S. soldiers who died during the second world war, most of them during the campaigns of Normandy and Brittany in 1944.
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