Nature walks and discovery in Basse Normandie
Normandy is a region of France that has retained its natural and wild character. A green territory, with multiple protected natural spaces. It is in these environments full of diverse fauna and flora that you will make beautiful discoveries. We offer below the remarkable natural sites to visit near our campsite. Museums, parks, gardens and other places to visit nature that have developed over the years to make you discover the natural riches of Normandy in an authentic and playful way.
Farm-museum of Cotentin
In an authentic and green setting, this old farm-manor plunges you a century back to discover the daily life of a grassy farm. Visit the common room at the time of the vigil, the dairy where the butter is made, the press which still smells good the apples crushed … Discover mowers, tedders and other hay rakes in the space of machines and men. Take part in family hands-on workshops: preparing butter, old-fashioned bread, discovering bees and their hives …
Cotentin and Bessin Marshes Park
An area of more than 145,000 hectares, including 30,000 wet grasslands, rich in spaces dominated by abundant flora and fauna. The Maison du Parc organise numerous guided tours, exhibitions and workshops to better understand this natural world.
River ride on the Douve
Hop aboard the Barbey d’Aurevilly II for a river ride on the Douve in the Parc des Marais du Cotentin. Sail quietly on the river that flows through fields and will make you discover the Norman bocage, its fauna and flora. A bucolic landscape animated by the captain of the boat, native of the country, who knows these places by heart. You will know all about the history of the marsh, its use and especially its rich wildlife.
Beauguillot National Nature Reserve
Located in the Baie des Veys, this preserved area of 500 ha presents a great wealth of fauna and flora. Along a 1 km trail you will be able to observe its protected species, the flora of the salt meadows and numerous waterfowl during stopover or wintering (teal, duck whistle, duck pilet, goose ash, goose cravant…).
Parc du château de Courcy
Visit the gardens of this romantic 17th century castle, listed as a historic monument. Several gardens are to be explored inside the property, one of them is a traditional French garden, a former vegetable garden converted partly into a rose garden, a superb dovecote that once housed more than 1,000 pigeons.
Bellenau Castle Garden
A true paradise piece, the castle park consists of a Japanese garden surrounded by caves, a small lake and a permaculture garden. Magical place in which is organized many workshops for children, educational guided tours, temporary exhibitions and shows of sound and light.
Saint Martin Animal Park
In the heart of the Cotentin, the animal park Saint Martin welcomes you on its 15 hectares of wooded space with its numerous ponds. The park is home to animals from 5 continents: lemurs, wolves, monkeys, zebras, etc. An ideal outing to do with children who will also enjoy pony rides.
Landing in Normandy
Discover the secrets of the greatest military operation of the 20th century. Visit museums, commemorative sites and complete your tour by treading the sand of these famous beaches.
History & Heritage
Dive through past centuries to discover medieval and Viking Normandy! It is home to many well-preserved historical sites for a family visit.