Family Activities

Cité de la Mer 

https://www.citedelamer.com/en/

In Cherbourg (50 minutes away), the Cité de La Mer makes the delight of children with its gigantic aquariums, the visit of a retired submarine, and an entire floor dedicated to the story of the Titanic. One can spend a whole day there, especially if rainy outside.

 

Tatihou Island

http://tatihou.manche.fr/tatihou-pratique-normandie-50.asp

One of Sam & kids’s favorites. 50 minutes away. Ideal on a sunny day.

One can first go to Barfleur for a moules/frites ; Barfleur is a cute port 7 minutes away from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, which is the departure point of the boat for the Tatihou island. On the island one can go up the impressive Vauban tower dating back to the 17th century, and also visit the museum telling in a lively way about Franco-english naval wars at the time of Louis XIV. This building itself is the ancient hospital that welcome the sailors quarantined there before they could rejoin the continent. Many had brought seeds from their journeys around the world and planted them on the island where these exotic species still flourish.

 

Airborne Museum in Saint Mere Eglise

Famous for the landing of paratroopers on its stipple (the Longest Day), Sainte-Mère-Eglise also houses the Airborne Museum, which is much appreciated by children and parents alike. If with young children, the visit can be associated with the following:

 

Farm of the Cotentin. At the outskirt of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the beautiful architecture of the farm, its garden and displays will take you through life in rural Normandy

www.saintemereeglise.fr

 

Pointe de Brévands – Baie des Veys

15 minutes away.

In the Baie des Veys, the Pointe du Brévand, is an ideal spot for a picnic, as one can often admire the colony of seals established there.

 

Château de la Rivière,

http://guideete.ouest-france.fr/manche/les-incontournables/le-chateau-de-saint-fromond-est-le-paradis-des-cigognes

Hidden in the Cotentin marshland the ruins of the castle now house several dozens of white storks’ nests – a must see.

 

 

 

Kayak

Possibility to rent kayaks for a discovery of the Cotentin marshland – Neuilly la Foret (6km) or Monfreville (2km) Kayak rental information

 

 

 

Horse and Poney rides

One-hour horse ride 2 minutes away from Le Clos de Blisse (late morning and late afternoon)

www.ecuriesdesembruns.fr

Horse rides on Omaha Beach – a beautiful experience.

www.normandie-equestre.com

late morning and late afternoon depending on the tide)

 

 

Guided tour of the caramel factory of Isigny-sur-Mer

www.caramels-isigny.com

10 minutes away from Le Clos de Blisse, come and discover the entire manufacturing chain required to produce Isigny caramels: from the mixing of ingredients to the wrapped caramel. Several opportunities to taste at different stages throughout the visit (beginning, middle and end). Guided tours at 10 a.m. from Monday to Friday, from the 1st of April to the 30th of September. Guided tour lasts 45 minutes.