Have you forgotten to order the sunshine during your stay in la Manche, in Normandy ? Looking for something to do in case it rains ? No panic ! Come rain or shine, there is always plenty to do in la Manche !


Let’s have fun with the whole family !


Take a visit to La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg and learn about human adventure underwater and make the most of your time there to see the exhibition on the Titanic, the submarine Le Redoutable and the new permanent exhibition in 2019 "The ocean of the future" ; conquer space during your visit to the Planetarium Ludiver ; enjoy a thrilling experience at Alligator Bay, a reptile centre where you can see living alligators, crocodiles and turtles of all kinds or admire numerous types of fish and shells at the Aquarium Roc des Curiosités.



Let’s visit a museum !


La Manche boasts many museums on very different themes: the Christian Dior Museum in Granville,  the Cotentin Farm-museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the visitor’s centre la Maison du Parc in Saint-Côme-du-Mont, the Scriptorial in Avranches, the Normandy Bocage museum in Saint-Lô, the Ecomuseum of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in Vains or even the House of Jacques Prévert in Omonville-la-Petite.

> Discover the museum of La Manche

Visit a farm



Farms with goats, horses, snails or dairy farms: discover the world of agriculture at Manche's educational farms. They also offer activities for all ages: bread making, strawberry picking, tastings, educational or storytelling walks, meals, milking demonstrations and more.

>> Farms in Manche


Ecomusée de Vains Saint Léonard

Let’s revise our History at the D-Day beaches !


Immerse yourself in the history of the Battle of Normandy at the D-Day museum in Utah Beach, at the Battery of Crisbecq, or the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Or maybe you would like to have a go at aéroplume and "fly like a bird" at the  airship hangar of Ecausseville !

>> All you need to know about D-Day in La Manche



Let off some steam at one of Manche's indoor recreation complexes


Event Park in Avranches offers plenty of activities: a 380 m indoor track with 22 go-karts, a 450 m² laser tag maze (ages 7 and up), a 600 m² playground divided into 2 spaces, one for children under 3 years old and another for ages 3-12, with slides, zip lines, monkey bridges and more.

In the Cotent'Indoor multisport complex in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, enjoy indoor football, squash, padel or bubble football!

And for kids ages 12 and under:
The covered Fun Box recreational park in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. 800 m² of fun for the family no matter the weather.
The Royal Kids indoor playground in Granville: giant slides, sledging, ball pool, mini motorbikes and more.


Let’s go to the swimming pool !


It’s raining but you would still like to go for a little swim ? Put on your swimming suit and take the plunge in one of the 21 swimming pools and aquatic centres in la Manche !


Let’s go bowling


Looking for a fun activity to be enjoyed by the whole family ? Why not visit one of the 4 bowling alleys in la Manche ?


Let’s indulge in some local specialities


In la Manche we think that a holiday is also about trying local specialities. La Manche offers a great variety of refined quality products to tempt your taste buds. Come and visit some of our best boutiques, workshops, and farms to get an authentic taste of Normandy : the renown Maison du Biscuit in Sortosville-en-Beaumont, the cider farm Theo Capelle in Sotteville, the biscuit factory Au Sablé Normand in Quettehou, the chocolate factory Yver in Granville, and the biscuit factories of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Quineville.


Plateau de fruits de Mer - Maxime Coquard - Best Jobers

Let’s know all about local know how !


Factory tours are a great opportunity to discover the active and innovative companies of la Manche such as the curing factory la Saumonerie in Granville, the delicatessen la Bisqu'in in Beauvoir, the workshops of Saint-James knitwear, the sweet and jam factory Lait Douceur Normandie in Saint-Sauveur-le-Viconte, the camembert factory Reaux in Lessay, the bell foundry workshop and copper factory in Villedieu-Les-Poêles, the farm les 5 saisons in Flamanville, the workshops of la Tricoterie du Val de Saire in Valcanville or the umbrella factory les Parapluies de Cherbourg in Tourlaville.

>> Discover all the factory tours


Parapluie de Cherbourg - David Daguier CD


Time for adults !

Let’s get pampered !


Make the most of your holiday to recharge the batteries despite the unpredictable weather. Overlooking the sea, the new Prévithal Centre offers an array of spa treatments, a multifunctional pool, an innovative hydrotherapy area and a relaxing spa area, where you can get pampered and relax.


Let’s go to the casino !


Slot machines, English roulette, black jack… try your luck in the casinos of la Manche, you might walk away with the Jackpot !