Normandy is one of the most accessible and attractive regions of
Famous for far more
than the D Day invasion, Normandy has a wide diversity of coastal
and rural areas, the relaxed culture and lifestyle coupled with
excellent communications and infrastructure.
Our properties are based around the
rural town of Vire in the heart of the “bocage” –
hedgerow country and the beautiful Atlantic coast in the St John
Le Thomas and St Malo areas.
The unspoilt Norman countryside,
with its lush green meadows, cool, wooded valleys and its beech
and pine forests, remains a haven of peace and tranquility.
lts little villages, leafy lanes and clear streams are the ideal
setting in which to relax and rediscover the joys of nature. One
gets the impression that time is standing still…..
The people of Normandy take their
eating very seriously indeed. Norman recipes are usually quite
simple, but as they make use of local dairy produce and apples,
the fresh natural flavours come through in a vast range of dishes.
Our area is famous for its Calvados – the local drink, along
with Norman cider, for generations produced by almost every farmer
in the region.
Major cities such as Caen and Bayeux
contrast with the small provincial market towns such as Vire,
Avranches and Villedieu - les Poeles. On the coast St Malo and
Mont St Michel are always popular, along with Granville, the Parisian’s
holiday playground. Made popular by the Christian Dior dynasty,
its also the gateway to the Channel Islands.