An umbrella from Cherbourg
Created in 1986 by Jean-Pierre Yvon, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg is a real institution with its own unique expertise. These must-have umbrellas combine quality, efficiency and authenticity, and are entirely made in Cherbourg.
To stay dry on a rainy day, take your pick from the different models available, including the Antibourrasque, the Milady and the Voyageur!
A Saint-James sailor sweater
The Saint-James sailor sweater is a must-have in La Manche. It’s warm and windproof, with a tight knit, buttons on the shoulder and a slim fit, and is said to be almost waterproof!
Did you know? It takes 23 km of yarn, 18 pairs of hands and 15 days to make a sweater: proof of the quality of this indestructible garment!
A poster by L’Oeil Bleu
Thibault Painsecq, alias “L’Oeil Bleu”, produces gorgeous illustrations that showcase the landscapes and top spots of La Manche. In his workshop in Agon-Coutainville (open to the public), L’Oeil Bleu creates unique posters and postcards. His work is printed in La Manche, for a 100% local souvenir!
Cider with the “Cidre Cotentin” PDO
You can’t leave La Manche without a bottle of cider, one of the unmissable local products! Normandy is in fact the top producer of cider in France. Whether you prefer extra dry, dry or sweet, the cider producers here have just the thing to tempt your tastebuds! The cider from La Manche is covered by the Cidre Cotentin protected designation of origin, reflecting its authenticity and traditional know-how.
“Saumon de France” rillettes
Located in Cherbourg harbour, this is the only sea salmon farm in France. The strong currents here are perfect for this kind of aquaculture. Traditional smoking, salting and hand filleting: Saumon de France is recognised for its expertise and has been awarded the label “Producteur Artisan de Qualité”. Rillettes, smoked salmon, salmon fillets: treat yourself to some delicious products from La Manche.
Salted caramels from Cara-Meuh Farm
In Vains in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, the Lefranc family has been breeding dairy cows for four generations. The Cara-Meuh Farm produces caramel, butter, cream, cheese and meat, and is continuously reinventing itself, selling quality products that are entirely made on the farm.
A Cherwood sweatshirt
Cherwood is a clothing and accessories brand from Cherbourg. It uses organic cotton for most of its clothing and works with local people wherever possible. Since its creation, Cherwood has expanded considerably: a shop in Cherbourg, several outlets in Normandy, an online shop and various collaborations. The concept behind this brand is to demonstrate your belonging to the territory and your pride in La Manche!
Cotentissimea book for anyone who loves the Cotentin Peninsula
Published by Big Red One, this book is an invitation to escape and enjoy a complete change of scenery. Encounters with local people, gorgeous images, traditions, products and know-how: the book is an ode to La Manche and its unique way of life. Immerse yourself in the lives of the people who make La Manche a place like nowhere else.
Craft beer from Sainte-Mère Eglise
Milk jam from La Ferme de l’Isle
Calling all foodies! La Ferme de l'Isle in Moyon turns the milk it produces into delicious products, including milk jam, cream cheese with different flavours, butter and cream. These products are all made with traditional methods and are the perfect souvenir to take home with you. You’ll find the products for sale directly at the farm or on different markets.
For more ideas, see all the products from La Manche available at M’Fabrik, the Attitude Manche shop in Saint-Lô