The peninsula Cotentin is part of northwest of France and has its own very special climate.

Because of the influence of the Golfstrom the winters are very mild. Only a few time the tempreture is going down under 0 degrees. Hydrangea grow very well, Alpin rose and camellia thrive and prosper up to trees, and even palms hibernate without special protection.

With constant 20 to 25 degrees sommers are not so hot like in South France or the south of Europe.
There is alwayas a soft sea breeze, and if that really will bring rain, its only a short shower. The Cotentain is the ideal place for holidaymakers who know the value of good food and who like to fill up their days with activities that are more than only resting on the beach.
The Cotentin offers a lot of places with a historic background and high interest. For instance the town Bayeux.

The carpet of Bayeux documents the conquest of England by the normanns. It is one of the importents picture documents of that time.
The art work has a lenght over 68 m and a width of arround 50 cm. The picture is a detail.

Since 2007 the carpet is part of the UNESCO-program "Memomory of the World".
The Abby de Hambye is only a few minutes away by car from "La Vicomterie".
Beside Mont St. Michele it is the best well preserved building of an Abby in Normandie. The Abby offers exhibitons of furniture, wall carpets and religious ornaments.
Walking sea-side in dunes with the sea as your constant companion is as possibel as walking country-side.
Both will promise you a good time - may it be the restaurant "La Cale" in Blainville with its fantastic sea view and its exquisite mussels or the water palace Gratôt.
Further activities you can do
  • horse riding
  • sailing and surfing
  • canouing
  • golfing
Find first informations here.

The actual weather forcast for the Basse Normandie you'll find here.