More than 20 FREE activities in La Manche!

A great holiday that will cost you less


Are you more explorer or adventurerBook your holiday with us now and enjoy walks and sightseeing galore in Normandy. La Manche is the perfect destination for those who like to get off the beaten track without spending money. Whatever floats your boat: whenever you like during your week's holiday in Normandy, you can follow the tourist trail and explore La Manche for less. Looking for a holiday on a tight budget? Here, you'll have a whale of a time enjoying lots of free activities in the great outdoors, around town, soaking up the local culture and more... Whether you're on your own, en famille or with someone special, in La Manche, Normandy you can enjoy yourself without spending a single euro.  


Free activities you can do in La Manche at any time of year


Join in the free local fêtes and festivities



Festivals in La Manche


Explore the Normandy countryside on a free walk


Une balade à Mortain


Walks in La Manche


Chill out on the beach, swim in the sea and get into sports on the Normandy coast  






Enjoy free heritage sightseeing around Normandy 


La baie du mon saint-michel par Emmanuel Berthier


Mont Saint-Michel



Use the libraries free of charge


Livre lumières marines


Avranches: admission by arrangement on 
Cherbourg – Octeville 


Soak up the atmosphere of our local markets


Marché Manche Normandie


The markets of La Manche


Take time out for a bit of window shopping



Musée Christian Dior par Hello Travelers


Remarkable towns in Normandy


Drink in La Manche's most stunning panoramic views 



> Panoramas in La Manche


Follow your nose around the quaint streets of our historical towns: it won't cost you anything 


Rue des prêtres à Carentan ©Aymeric PICOT Cotentin Unique


Coutances and surrounding area 


Explore the ports of La Manche on foot 



La Côte des Havres 
Barfleur: the most beautiful village in France
Granville: France's leading shell-fishing port



Ideas for free things to do this summer!

Check out all the free activities coming soon.


- Free bike ride

- Relax in the park 

- Free guided walks in the Normandy countryside

- Evening walk

- Free concerts

- Sightseeing and excursions

- Tours

- Concerts & festivals 

- Markets, and more...


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This year's free events in Normandy


> All year roundThe spring tides, an amazing spectacle, and totally free!

> 21 June: the Fête de la Musique and the summer solstice, with a host of free festivities all over Normandy

> 26 June to 4 Julythe Grand Départ of the 2016, Come along and cheer on Froome and co in the Tour de France!

7 to 10 JulySorties de Bainfree comedy and arts festival in Granville

10 to 15 JulyLe Tour des ports, regatta with lots of free events 


14 July: Bastille Day celebrations, with free firework displays all over Normandy 

24 July: Le Grand Pardon, free local event celebrating the Virgin Mary and the WWII liberation of Normandy in Granville

6 and 7 August: La Nuit des Soudeurs: free cultural festival and exhibition of sculptures in metal

24 to 28 August: Voiles de Travail, free festival celebrating working boats in Granville

August and September: National Heritage Open Days, free museum admission 


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