Summer Holidays - Our Ideas for Things to Do in La Manche

Walks, excursions, concerts, festivals and markets... Discover our ideas for outings during your summer holidays in Normandy’s La Manche.

 

 

AWAKEN YOUR BODY

Gentle gym, pilates, yoga... Why not revitalise your body on a beautiful beach with the sea and islands for backdrop? Weekly summer programme coming soon.

 

ENJOY A DRINK ON A SUNNY TERRACE

Bar de plage Manche

We’ve selected the very best beach bars in La Manche! Terrace with sunset view, DJ sets, cocktails, seafood... All in an idyllic setting!
 

GO WALKING

Hike along the GR233, cross pebbly beaches, walk on shifting sands... You’ll experience much more than a simple walk!

> Everything you need to know about hiking in La Manche

 

CONCERTS & DJ SETS

Summer’s the perfect time for relaxing to some music. Several bars in the region offer early evening DJ sets, concerts and more.

 

RELAX ON THE BEACH OR GO FOR A DIP

La Manche has pebbly beaches, fine sand beaches, and even surfing beaches. Discover the most beautiful beaches in La Manche, Normandy 

And if the sun isn’t shining...

>> See our things to do on rainy days!

 

 

GAZE AT THE SETTING SUN

In La Manche, the scenery changes every six hours!  The landscape varies with the coming and going of the tides, and there are some fascinating vistas to enjoy. 

 

SEARCH FOR SECOND HAND BARGAINS


Summer in Normandy’s La Manche region is the main time for flea markets and bric à brac sales. You’ll find second-hand clothing sales, antiques fairs, car boot sales and more. 

>>Find details about all the second-hand goods sales in La Manche!

 

TAKE A BOOK TO THE PARK

La Manche is home to some stunning parks and gardens. Vauville Botanical Garden in the Cotentin, Christian Dior’s garden and the Val-ès-Fleur park in Granville, the Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, the Emmanuel Liais park, the garden created in homage to Prévert...

>> Discover the parks and gardens in La Manche

 

GET AWAY TO AN ISLAND


Chausey, Tatihou, Jersey, Guernsey... The islands are just a few miles off the coast of La Manche . Unwind on an island with idyllic scenery, for a day or longer.
>> Discover the Islands 

 

Festivals galore to enjoy!

Granville’s free family-oriented street arts festival ‘Sorties de Bain’, Jazz en Baie, metal scultpture festival La Nuit de Soudeurs, Coutainville La Plage, Les Art’zimutés in Cherbourg, Gliss Festival in Barneville, Marée Moderne, open air cinema festival, Voiles  de Travail, Traversées de Tatihou...

 

Discover all of the major summer festivals in La Manche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

>>> Unmissable activities this summer in Normandy <<<

 

> Don’t miss the summer events and activities in Mont Saint-Michel Bay in Normandy.

 

> Complete one of our enchanting circuits on foot, horseback, in a jeep or by bike... 

 

> Come and discover the key moments of World War II in Normandy.