Explore the Normandy Region

Cosy Gite is situated in the centre of the Cotentin peninsula, just one of the many stretches of sandy beaches in Normandy. There is plenty of history both ancient and WWII here.

Mont Castre, which you can see from the garden, has Neolithic and Roman history but it was also a strategic vantage point during the Liberation of France. We have friends close by (1/3 and ½ mile away from us) whose homes were used by both the Germans and the Allies! You are walking in the footsteps of soldiers here.

La Manche: a Region Steeped in History

La Manche is a place of remembrance. On 6th June 1944, 836,000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy and fought one of the most significant battles of the 2nd World War. It is a peninsula of land with the Atlantic on the west coast and the English Channel on the east and north coasts.

Here you can discover the history of the landings, visit the first town in France to be liberated, walk on the famous beaches, and visit the war cemeteries.

As well as WWII history, there are many beautiful natural sites to visit in La Manche. These include Mont Saint Michel, the Cité de la Mer and Tatihou Island.

As a coastal region, La Manche has something to please all lovers of the sea from fishing to watersports and marinas. There are also many other activities available: swimming at one of the many aquatic centres, bowling, mini-golf – or try your luck at the slot-machines or the casino.

To find out more about the many activities available on our doorstep, visit the official Normandy Tourism website. Here are a few photos to give you a flavour of the local area. Click on the thumbnails to open the gallery.