Bed+Breakfast - Le Manoir du Four à Chaux

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"Oh, look!" - Sights and Outings


1. Castles, abbeys, monasteries and gardens:

- Château de Tancarville (5 min.)

- Château de Fillières (10 min.)

- Château de St. Maurice d'Etelan (15 min.)

- Abtei von Montivilliers (20 min.)

- The "Jardins Suspendus" in Sainte Adresse/Le Havre with a fantastic view (25 min.)

 - Abbeys of St. Wandrille and Jumièges (30 min.)

 - Château de Crêvecoeur-en-Auge (45 min.)

- Le Manoir d'Ango: beautiful manoir from the 16th century with pigeon tower (45 min.)

"Jardin du Bois des Moutiers" in Varengeville-sur-Mer (45 min.)

- Giverny: Monet's house with the famous waterlily garden  (1 h.)


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2. The coast: Northern Normandy

- UNESCO World Heritage Le Havre: port and port cruises, Perret city quarter, casino, seafront with pebble beach, the spectacular concrete church St. Joseph, museum apartment furnished in the Perret stylel, Musée Malraux with cafeteria and sea view, new indoor swimming-pool, ferries to Portsmouth with LD Lines, "Jardins Suspendus", biggest outdoor skating track in France, viewpoint Ste. Adresse, restaurant quarterl Quartier St. François, driving range/golf Octeville-sur-Mer (15 min.)

- Pont de Normandie: longest suspension bridge in France (20 min.)

- Etretat and its spectacular cliffs: walks on the cliffs, riding excursions, Arsène Lupin museum "Clos Lupin", driving range/golf, tree adventure park Les Loges, Vélorail (bike tours on old train tracks) (20 min.)

- Snail Farm in Maniquerville (20 min.)

- Fécamp: Distillery "Bénédictine" with museum, viewpoint, New Fundland museum(20 min.)

- Les Petites et Les Grandes Dalles: pebble beaches, old villas (30 min.)

- Castle of Sassetot-le-Mauconduit (40 min.)

- Saint Valéry en Caux (40 min.)

- Varengeville: "Jardin du Bois des Moutiers" with a beautiful park, church with viewpoint on the cliffs (45 min.)

- Dieppe: Saturday market, historical old town, lively seafront, restaurants, castle (45 min.)

- Le Manoir d'Ango: magnificent manoir from the 16th century with beautiful pigeon tower  (45 min.)


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3. The coast: Southern Normandy

- Honfleur: romantic fisher village with old wooden church and narrow streets, biggest butterfly park in France "Naturoscope" (20 min.)

- Trouville & Deauville and the Côte Fleurie: sandy beaches, casinos, international film festival and jetset flair (30 min.)

- Cabourg & Houlgate: traditional beach towns with long sandy beaches, fossil digging (40 min.)

- Caen: castle, historical city centre, "Memorial" (war museum)


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4. D-Day Beaches

- "Mémorial" de Caen: impressive museum about the World War 2 (1 h)

- The D-Day Beaches:  museum of Arromanches, American Cementary of Colleville, View Point La Pointe du Hoc (1 h 15 min.)


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5. More sights and places to go

- Saint Romain de Colbosc: typical French market (Saturday morning), indoor swimming-pool, tennis, aerodrome (5 min.)

- Pont de Tancarville: until the construction of Pont de Normandie the longest suspension bridge in France, Seine beach and lock (5 min.)

- Cheese Farm in Saint Vincent-Craménil ( 10 min.)

- Marais Vernier: 4 romantic villages in the middle of a marsh, thatched cottages, viewpoint, ideal outings by bike, carriage tours at the "Ferme du Milieu", "Maison de la Pomme" (St. Opportune de la Mare) (10 min.)

- Attraction park EANA  and the newly-renovated abbey in Gruchet-le-Valasse (10 min.)

- Lillebonne: Roman amphitheatre, museum, indoor swimming-pool (10 min.)

- Caudebec-en-Caux:  marine museum (20 min.)

- Routot: Musée du Sabot, Musée du Lin, If millénaire, Four à Pain offering a range of activites (bread baking, historical vegetables, how to use nettles...)(20 min.)

- The "Norman Venice" Pont-Audémer: romantic city centre with little waterways and canals (20 min.)

- Parc Viking in Aiziers: Tree adventure park (20 min.)

- "Road of the abbeys" along the river Seine : St. Wandrille and Jumièges (30 min.)

- La Route des Chaumières: Road along the river Seine through little villages passing thatched cottages (30 min.)

- La Route de la Pomme: Road along the river Seine along apple plantations (30 min.)

- Beuvron-en-Auge: romantic village (30 min.)

- Jeanne d'Arc's city Rouen with cathedral and historical old town centre(30 min.)

- Caen: castle, old town centre, "Mémorial" museum (45 min.)

- Cambremer: old village with historical market, Calvados distillery "Caves Huet" (45 min.)

- Lisieux: famous for its pilgrimages, basilica of St. Therese of Lisieux, museum, zoo  in Cerza (45 min.)

- "Norman Switzerland": the romantic region of  Falaise, ideal for hiking tours and paragliding, miniature train museum (1 h)

- Tapestry of Bayeux: tapestry from the Middle Ages telling the story of Normandy and William the Conqueror (1 h)

- Paris (1 h 30 min)

- Mont Saint-Michel: spectacular monastery surrounded by water (2 h)


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6. Kids' Special: Ideas for and with children

- Football or running around or playing on the 2 village playgrounds (300m)

- Indoor swimming-pools of Saint Romain de Colbosc (5 min.), Lillebonne, Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, Gonfreville l'Orcher (10 min.). More information and links unter  "Sports and outdoor activities".

- Lama-Farm in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon (10 min.)

-Pony-riding in Saint Vincent-Craménil and Graimbouville (10 min.). More information under "Sports and outdoor activities".

- Attraction park EANA Gruchet-le-Valasse (10 min.): interactive park for children and adults

- Honfleur: butterfly park "Naturoscope" (20 min.)

- Vélorail: bike-rides on old railway tracks in Etretat (20 min.)

- St. Gatien/Deauville: Tree adventure park Val de Cîmes (20 min.)

- Tree adventure park Les Loges near Etretat (25 min.) or Parc Viking near Aiziers (30 min.)

- Octeville sur Mer: Aquacaux - marine farm (30 min.)

- Snail Farm in Maniquerville (30 min.)

- Maniquerville: La Ferme Normande - pedagogical farm, visits, bike rental, museum (30 min.)

- Parc "Bocasse" near Rouen: Attraction park (45 min.)

- Park and zoo of Clères near Rouen (45 min.)

- Zoo of Cerza near Lisieux (45 min.) and zoo of Jurques (1 h)

- Park Woupi - Indoor activities (bouncing castles, trampolines etc.) (45 min.)

- Fossil diggin near Houlgate (45 min.)


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