To see, to do near your campsite in Normandy
History, culture and entertainment, Normandy is rich in emotions!
At the heart of the Cotentin and Bessin marshlands which cross the English Channel, Le Cormoran is ideally located for campers who want to discover the secrets of Norman history and culture or to practice original leisure activities.
Close to our campsite you can easily access many places to visit and enjoy: visit the landing beaches, take a boat tour in the marshes or climb the treetops tree climbing …
Visits and essential activities to do during your holidays in Normandy
Places to visit
Northern France’s verdant province, Normandy is a region where life is good. Discover its soothing natural spaces by visiting swamps, parks and gardens, its charming seaside towns with picturesque scenery where you can enjoy local seafood specialties as well as those places that have marked history.
From the Viking remains to the famous landing beaches and the 100 years war, the region has preserved and enhanced this rich historical heritage. Many places to see and see that will delight the whole family during your stay.
D-Day sites and museums
Batterie de Crisbecq – Saint-Marcouf-de-l’ile (10 minutes)
Airborne Museum – Sainte-Mère-Eglise (10 minutes)
Musée du débarquement Utah Beach – Sainte-Marie-du-mont (10 minutes)
D-Day expérience à Saint-Côme-du-Mont (22 minutes)
French history and heritage
Mont Saint Michel (1h45)
Tapisserie de Bayeux (1h)
Ile de Tatihou (30 minutes)
Ferme-musée du Cotentin – Sainte-Mère-Eglise (10 minutes)
Nature and discovery
Parc des marais du Cotentin et du Bessin – Manche et Calvados (Maison du Parc à Saint-Côme-du-Mont – 21 minutes)
Réserve Naturelle Nationale du domaine de Beauguillot – Sainte Marie du Mont (30 minutes)
Jardin du château Bellenau – Saint-Côme-du-Mont (22 minutes)
Parc animalier Saint Martin – Montaigu la Brisette (30 minutes)
Cité de la Mer – Cherbourg (40 minutes)
Activities and leisure to practice during your stay in la Manche
Sport and holidays combine perfectly and allow you to test new activities just for fun or why not discover a new passion!
Share new moments with your loved ones by trying one of the sports and leisure activities near the campsite. Make the most of your stay by the sea to practice one of the many water activities offered by neighboring clubs: catamaran, kayaking, yachting … make the sea your new playground!
Golf, hiking, tree climbing you will find many opportunities to have fun. And for quieter trips, stroll through the villages of Cotentin on market days or during a garage sale.
Sports and adventure
Golf de la presqu’île du Cotentin – Fontenay-sur-Mer (13 minutes)
Forest Adventure – Saint Sauveur le Vicomte (35 minutes)
Randonnées pédestres ou cyclistes – From the campsite
Club nautique Utah Mer loisirs – Utah Beach (9 minutes)
Base de loisirs de Saint Sauveur le Vicomte (30 minutes)
Centre nautique de la Sinope – Quinéville (11 minutes)
Boat ride on the Douve river – Saint Côme du Mont (25 minutes)
Local markets and garage sales
Monday : Carentan (30 minutes)
Tuesday: Cherbourg (45 minutes)
Wednesday : La Haye-du-Puits (40 minutes)
Thursday: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (10 minutes)
Friday: Valognes (25 minutes)
Saturday: Saint Vaast la Hougue (27 minutes)
Events and festivities
Lively and welcoming, Normandy makes you vibrate during your stay!
Every year she receives big events on her territory. Music, historical or cultural celebrations, there is something for everyone.
Dance to the rhythmic rhythms of electro jazz at the D-Day Festival balls, awaken your artistic sense at the festival of Art’zimutés, travel back in time by attending the street performances of Medieval Bayeux or enjoy the performances of riders at horse show jumping in Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
Music festivals in la Manche
Les Papillons de nuit, Saint-Laurent de Cuves – June
Jazz sous les pommiers, Coutances – May
Les traversées de Tatihou, île Tatihou – August
Les Art’zimutés, Cherbourg – June
Les Historiques du Tourps, Manoir du Tourps, Omonville-la-Rogue – July
Les Médiévales de Bayeux – July
Anniversary of Normandy landing – Around 6th of June
Runway shows and vintage vehicles,
Reconstitutions of military camps,
Balls, Sound & Light Shows, Concerts
Conferences and exhibitions
For gourmets, an authentic terroir to discover
Impossible to miss Norman gastronomy during your stay. Let yourself succumb to the pleasure of the flavors of an authentic terroir. You will discover the apple in all its forms: cider, pommel, apple juice or pie. The Normandy farmland is ideal to obtain a dairy farm quality you can enjoy: artisanal cheese, ice cream, milk jam and caramel.
With 350 kilometers of coast, the Channel is also and above all a land of fishermen. The first French department producing oysters and mussels, La Manche has great maritime riches to make you discover: whelks, scallops, spider crab, lobster …
Local specialties and local products
Maison du Biscuit de Sortosville-en-Beaumont (40 minutes)
Biscuiterie de Sainte-Mère-Eglise – Sainte-Mère-Eglise (12 minutes)
Biscuiterie de Quinéville – Quinéville (10 minutes)
Aux viviers d’Utah Beach – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (10 minutes)
Les délices d’Antain – Saint-Côme-du-Mont (22 minutes)
Atelier artisanal Lait Douceur de Normandie – Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (35 minutes)
Local food restaurants nearby
Restaurant Eucalyptus – Ravenoville (6 minutes)
Crêperie “Chez Jeanne” – Sainte-Mère-Eglise (12 minutes)
Restaurant Le Panoramique – La Pernelle (30 minutes)
More information and ideas of outings in Lower-Normandy
For advice tailored to your preferences, do not hesitate to inquire at the Tourist Office of the Cotentin Bay.
The campsite also has an info point where you will find many brochures on places of visits and leisures in the neighborhoods. If in doubt or for any question, go to the reception of the campsite, we will be happy to answer you.
Tourist Office of Sainte Mère Eglise
6 Rue Eisenhower
Phone : +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33
On camping pitches or rentals, you will be comfortably installed at 20 meters from the sea.
Its history, its natural setting and its flowery paths, you will know a little more about our camp-site Cotentin by the sea.