Discover Normandy for your next holiday at the Camping Les Îles.
A dynamic region where the living is good. Facing the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark), surrounded by the sea and its tens of kilometres of sandy beaches, where the air is pure and clean and the landscape wild and beautiful, the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy offers natural and cultural wealth in infinite variety.
The Mont Saint Michel
Come admire the most beloved monument of the French and foreigners! With 1300 years of history, The Mont Saint-Michel is a must-see site to visit. Located on a rocky island and surrounded by a beautiful bay, young and old will be charmed. Visit the Mont Saint Michel and its bay, classified since 1979 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In front of the bay of The Mont-Saint-Michel and of the Channel Islands, discover Granville, a high place of heritage!
You will love your camping holidays in Granville. Built on rocky heights in the bay of The Mont-Saint-Michel, this place is full of places with charm and raw beauty that you must discover! In the shelter of the ramparts which overhang the high city, go to the assault of the numerous shops of this corsair city, discover its historical monuments like the Casino and visit the Christian Dior museum: Continue this walk until the point of the Rock, which will offer you an exceptional panorama on the sea and the Channel Islands.
The D-Day Beaches, 75th Anniversery
About an hour from the campsite, Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold or Juno Beache welcome you for a trip in the history of the twentieth century. The beaches of D-Day invite you to reflect with thematic routes, museums and memorials. Discover the small village of Sainte-Mère-Église, strategic crossroads of the 2nd World War. Visit the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer and its memorial.
Explore the Pointe du Hoc in Cricqueville en Bessin, a small step along the Normandy coast, dominated by a cliff 25 to 30 meters high. Exceptional place of visit, this site will allow you to admire many vestiges of blockhouse and craters of the bombing. You will also find a pebble beach, allowing a walk with family or friends.
During your camping holidays, discover the largest archipelago in Europe: The Chausey Islands
Only a few kilometers from Granville, take off and discover the 365 islets of the archipelago of the Chausey Islands. Enjoy the sandy beaches of the Big Island and swim in its transparent waters, in the heart of a calm nature and a welcoming ocean flora. Here, experience a 100% nature experience in the realm of birds, seals and dolphins!
Christian DIOR Museum
In Granville, the childhood home of Christian Dior stands on the cliff facing the Channel Islands.
Built in the late nineteenth century, the villa The Rhumbs owes its name to the term navy designating the thirty-two divisions of the wind rose, a symbol in a mosaic on the floor of one of the entrances of the house.
The Christian Dior museum is one of the only "Museum of France" dedicated to a couturier.
Every year it presents a thematic exhibition presenting the creations of Christian Dior. In June 2012, he obtained the label "Maison des Illustres" from the Ministry of Culture.
A small corner of Britain not far from Normandy! Come and discover the archipelago of the Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey. Follow in the footsteps of Victor Hugo on the islands of Sercq, Herm or Alderney, they are a world apart and exotic. These islands enjoy a very large autonomy. Remember that you can always do your duty-free shopping. For thrill-seekers, the Jersey Aeronautical Club offers to take control of a Piper Cherokee and fly to the coast during an introductory lesson.
Nearly 10 minutes from Les Îles Campsite , the Champrépus Zoo, offers a balance between the unique flora and fauna in France. Come and discover its beautiful thematic gardens and more than 60 species of animals. Enjoy tasting red pandas, lemurs, giraffes, otters, penguins and gibbons every afternoon.
Cherbourg & The City of the Sea
The port of Cherbourg welcomes not only ferries from England, but it is also a fishing port and marina. With the largest harbor in the world, it invites you to navigation. Do not miss: the Cité de la mer! Come and discover the fantastic adventure of conquering the deep sea. With its abyssal aquarium of 11 m and its submarine : Le Redoutable. Immediate boarding !
Villedieu les Poêles
As the reminder of the second part of its name, the town of Villedieu les Poêles is known for its dinning and cooking. It also houses one of the five foundries of Cloches de France, having provided the bells of the Cathedra of Notre Dame de Paris in 2013. These activities inspired one of the two names of the inhabitants of the town, the Sourdins, that the hammering Repetitive copper could have made deaf.
The Abbay of The Lucerne
Restored, and even largely rebuilt, with art, the whole area is a rare harmony, the plan of the twelfth century having been little changed during the great restorations that have marked its history. The abbey has a transition style, still Romanesque in its proportions and its powerful tower, already gothic by the design of its openings, the huge glass roof of his bedside characteristic of premonstrated medieval architecture. It houses interesting collections, including beautiful relics of the twelfth and thirteenth century and a curious lectern pelican gilded wood.
A particular charm emanates from all parts of the estate, whether in the cloister, soberly planted, in the cellar gilded by the light, or the dovecote that surprises with its curious silhouette.
The Botanical Garden of Vauville
A botanical garden, which in its five-hectare enclosure houses a thousand species of plants, flowers and exotic trees from around the world. Created in 1948, by the grandfather, who traveled a lot for work (in the Roger Gallet perfumery) in distant lands in search of rare and exotic species. Fascinated by the plants of New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania, he imagined then reconstituting a garden of plants of the southern hemisphere at the gates of La Hague, in the North Cotentin!
The Haven of La Vanlée
Classified natural heritage since 1988, the Vanlée haven is located between Agon-Coutainville and Granville. It serves as an estuary at the Vanlée River and is located in the towns of Lingreville and Bricqueville-sur-Mer. Covered with salt meadows, herbs and salt marshes, it is accessible by a submergible road covered during strong tides. Covering 10 hectares, the harbor is home to many species both in terms of fauna and flora. Some 150 bird species have been identified. There are also sheep and many rabbits in the dunes as well as many plant species.
The deliciously sweet flavour of Normandy
And how about taking the children to visit a biscuit factory? You may not recognise all the names, but: Petits Fours Financiers, Palets Normands, Cakes aux Raisins, Galettes Normandes, Langues de Chat and Palets Fins aux Amandes are just some of the fabulous biscuits for which Normandy is renowned. Mouth starting to water? Then it’s time to make a trip to the Maison du Biscuit in Sortosville.
From one treat to another, discover how sweet Normandy cider is made by visiting the local ciderhouses and orchards, where the makers will be delighted to share their secrets. And of course there’s also Normandy cream and cheese, such as the world-famous Camembert and lesser-known Livarot. All in all, Normandy is a true delight for everyone who enjoys the good things in life!