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Places to viit in Normandy France



 
 
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Old July 4th 06, 05:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Roy
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France

Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Regards

Roy


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Old July 4th 06, 09:49 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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I can recommend honfleur its beautiful
http://www.carte-postale.com/postcar...eng/index.html

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Old July 4th 06, 09:49 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France

I can recommend honfleur its beautiful
http://www.carte-postale.com/postcar...eng/index.html

--
Tim Pace
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old July 4th 06, 09:49 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France

I can recommend honfleur its beautiful
http://www.carte-postale.com/postcar...eng/index.html

--
Tim Pace
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old July 7th 06, 07:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France


"Roy" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Regards

Roy


The Mont St Michel is well worth a day out. Ok so the walk up inside is
likely to be rather crowded & its very touristy, but the whole architecture
etc of the place...


regards
Andrew


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Old July 7th 06, 07:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France


"Roy" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Regards

Roy


The Mont St Michel is well worth a day out. Ok so the walk up inside is
likely to be rather crowded & its very touristy, but the whole architecture
etc of the place...


regards
Andrew


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Old July 7th 06, 07:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France


"Roy" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Regards

Roy


The Mont St Michel is well worth a day out. Ok so the walk up inside is
likely to be rather crowded & its very touristy, but the whole architecture
etc of the place...


regards
Andrew


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Old July 7th 06, 06:15 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard Cole
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Default Places to viit in Normandy France

On Tue, 04 Jul 2006 17:17:24 GMT, "Roy" wrote:

Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Roy

For Cherbourg itself have a look at http://www.ville-cherbourg.fr/uk/ and
follow the tourist links.

Immediately outside of Cherbourg.
The Park at Martinvast is good if you like parks (watch out for the Swans
as they can be demanding).
The beaches at Les Pieux (West coast) or Quineville (East coast) are both
very pleasant although we prefer Les Pieux which is large and quiet.
The market in Bricquebec on Mondays is always very enjoyable and gives you
the chance to stock up on fresh food and watch the French.

Slightly further out.
The German cemetery at Orglandes is very impressive. It looks like only a
few hundred graves are there until you read the headstones (front and
back).
The 1st Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mere-Eglise would be good for the kids
and you.

Just off the peninsula.
The Landing beaches are always worth a visit as is the American cemetery
(if only I could remember where it is).

We love the area and regularly use the caravan sites at Ste-Mere-Eglise
(normally on the way out) and Villedieu-les-Poeles (on the way back home).
If you are going that far south the Bell Foundry in Villedieu-les-Poeles is
you can watch them casting and tuning church bells (assuming you're lucky
with your arrival time as they don't cast bells every day). It's fun to
watch someone tuning a precision musical instrument with an angle-grinder
:-

Sorry this has got so log, but we often stay in a friends Gite near
Bricquebec so know the area quite well now.

Enjoy the area, most people go straight through it, which is a great shame
as there are some really lovely villages and things worth seeing.

Richard
Web pages: http://www.caravanningnow.co.uk/ - caravanning,
http://www.rcole.org/ - personal web site and http://www.homeindorset.co.uk
because I loves the domain name for email.
--
Royalty was like dandelions. No matter how many heads you chopped off, the
roots were still there underground, waiting to spring up again. - 'Feet of
Clay' by Terry Pratchett
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Old July 7th 06, 06:15 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard Cole
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Posts: 334
Default Places to viit in Normandy France

On Tue, 04 Jul 2006 17:17:24 GMT, "Roy" wrote:

Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Roy

For Cherbourg itself have a look at http://www.ville-cherbourg.fr/uk/ and
follow the tourist links.

Immediately outside of Cherbourg.
The Park at Martinvast is good if you like parks (watch out for the Swans
as they can be demanding).
The beaches at Les Pieux (West coast) or Quineville (East coast) are both
very pleasant although we prefer Les Pieux which is large and quiet.
The market in Bricquebec on Mondays is always very enjoyable and gives you
the chance to stock up on fresh food and watch the French.

Slightly further out.
The German cemetery at Orglandes is very impressive. It looks like only a
few hundred graves are there until you read the headstones (front and
back).
The 1st Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mere-Eglise would be good for the kids
and you.

Just off the peninsula.
The Landing beaches are always worth a visit as is the American cemetery
(if only I could remember where it is).

We love the area and regularly use the caravan sites at Ste-Mere-Eglise
(normally on the way out) and Villedieu-les-Poeles (on the way back home).
If you are going that far south the Bell Foundry in Villedieu-les-Poeles is
you can watch them casting and tuning church bells (assuming you're lucky
with your arrival time as they don't cast bells every day). It's fun to
watch someone tuning a precision musical instrument with an angle-grinder
:-

Sorry this has got so log, but we often stay in a friends Gite near
Bricquebec so know the area quite well now.

Enjoy the area, most people go straight through it, which is a great shame
as there are some really lovely villages and things worth seeing.

Richard
Web pages: http://www.caravanningnow.co.uk/ - caravanning,
http://www.rcole.org/ - personal web site and http://www.homeindorset.co.uk
because I loves the domain name for email.
--
Royalty was like dandelions. No matter how many heads you chopped off, the
roots were still there underground, waiting to spring up again. - 'Feet of
Clay' by Terry Pratchett
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Old July 7th 06, 06:15 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Richard Cole
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Posts: 334
Default Places to viit in Normandy France

On Tue, 04 Jul 2006 17:17:24 GMT, "Roy" wrote:

Hi,
I'm taking the van and family over to Normandy in August (Cherbourg area)
and was wondering if anyone had been recently with recommendations of
restaurants, beaches days out etc. Also what to avoid.

Wife, 2 kids aged 7 and 10, plus a dog.

Roy

For Cherbourg itself have a look at http://www.ville-cherbourg.fr/uk/ and
follow the tourist links.

Immediately outside of Cherbourg.
The Park at Martinvast is good if you like parks (watch out for the Swans
as they can be demanding).
The beaches at Les Pieux (West coast) or Quineville (East coast) are both
very pleasant although we prefer Les Pieux which is large and quiet.
The market in Bricquebec on Mondays is always very enjoyable and gives you
the chance to stock up on fresh food and watch the French.

Slightly further out.
The German cemetery at Orglandes is very impressive. It looks like only a
few hundred graves are there until you read the headstones (front and
back).
The 1st Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mere-Eglise would be good for the kids
and you.

Just off the peninsula.
The Landing beaches are always worth a visit as is the American cemetery
(if only I could remember where it is).

We love the area and regularly use the caravan sites at Ste-Mere-Eglise
(normally on the way out) and Villedieu-les-Poeles (on the way back home).
If you are going that far south the Bell Foundry in Villedieu-les-Poeles is
you can watch them casting and tuning church bells (assuming you're lucky
with your arrival time as they don't cast bells every day). It's fun to
watch someone tuning a precision musical instrument with an angle-grinder
:-

Sorry this has got so log, but we often stay in a friends Gite near
Bricquebec so know the area quite well now.

Enjoy the area, most people go straight through it, which is a great shame
as there are some really lovely villages and things worth seeing.

Richard
Web pages: http://www.caravanningnow.co.uk/ - caravanning,
http://www.rcole.org/ - personal web site and http://www.homeindorset.co.uk
because I loves the domain name for email.
--
Royalty was like dandelions. No matter how many heads you chopped off, the
roots were still there underground, waiting to spring up again. - 'Feet of
Clay' by Terry Pratchett
 



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