La Manche

Normandy Peninsula

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Discover unexpected landscapes. Hike on the GR 223 long-distance footpath. Relive the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day landings when you visit the sites that pay tribute to them. Go fishing during Europe's largest tides. Treat yourself to a relaxing moment on our beautiful sandy beaches. Test out new surfing spots. Escape to an island paradise on Chausey. Discover tons of activities and visits. Unplung. Unwind at a seaside spa. With 674 km of coastline, la Manche is the ultimate holiday destination.

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Photo, © Emmanuel Berthier

Holidays in Normandy

Whether you enjoy walking, sailing, visiting, or sampling products... there are a thousand and one ways to discover la Manche. On the beach, in the water, or in the countryside, enjoy our land, with its array of landscapes, places to visit and recreation opportunities. From the bay of Mont Saint-Michel to the Cotentin peninsula, discover a variety of scents, of colours, of sounds and even of tastes, turning your stay into a memorable experience.

Where to stay

Are you looking for accommodation for your holidays or for a weekend break?  Campsites or hotels with sea view, gypsy caravan, yurt, labelled gîtes with a swimming pool...In la Manche, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect place!

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La Manche : 8 territories

La Manche is a peninsula that’s divided into eight territories. The sea is omnipresent here: it gives its name to the department and regulates its climate. Between land and sea, discover La Manche, a place like nowhere else! 


There are lots of different events throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, fairs, local fêtes, exhibitions and nature outings: see the upcoming events.

Live info!

Webcams, tide times, weather, the atmosphere at the moment and activity suggestions: La Manche is a vibrant place all year round!

La Manche live

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    Photo, © Captain Yvon

    To get away from the crowds and the summer heat, try a watersport, cross the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel at night, unwind on the beach and enjoy a sundowner on a terrace. It’s time to push yourself, to have fun and to disconnect: in short, to enjoy life!


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    Photo, © Withaxie

    Autumn has arrived in the Manche with its crisp air, but that’s no reason to wish it was still summer! The late season is the opportunity for you to discover the territory differently and to admire its spectacular scenery: watching the impressive spring tides, trying watersports or hiking on the GR®223, take your pick!


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    Photo, © Xavier Lachenaud

    Waves crashing, the wind in your sails and your hair, walks at the edge of the world, but also magical light and exceptional products: La Manche has it all, even in winter!


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    Photo, © Xavier Lachenaud

    In spring, the days get longer and the sun gradually warms up the sea. Nature begins to bloom again and the birds chirp happily. It’s time to get outdoors for the first festivals, visits to parks and gardens, outdoor sports and nature walks.