WW2 Museums etc.
Houesville – www.visitdday.com ( Guided battlefield tours in your own vehicle or his – A fellow resident of Houesville and ex combat veteran. Chris Emery gets excellent reviews)
St Come du Mont – www.dday-experience.com
Carentan – www.normandy-victory-museum.com
Utah Beach – www.utah-beach.com
Sainte Mere Eglise – www.airborne-museum.org
All of the above represent just a selection of WW2 related places to visit and are within 15 minutes of Le Pommier. There are many more such as Omaha, Arromanches, Juno and Gold beaches and cemeteries that are a little further but still fascinating to visit.
Local Countryside, Beaches and villages
Carentan – www.parc-cotentin-bessin.fr – Our local nature reserve, famous for bird watching and protecting the local heritage and countryside. Daily, guided boat trips are available on the River Douve.
Saint Vaast la Hougue and Barfleur – Both pretty fishing ports with a good selection of shops and restaurants.
Valognes – Nicknamed the Versailles of Normandy because of the numerous mansions and chateaux to be found here. A lovely town to visit especially on Friday, market day.
Le Mont Saint Michel – A little further south west, but a must for the Normandy visitor. A magical island with a gravity- defying medieval monastery. One of France’s most amazing sights.
Food & Drink
Goats’ cheese Farm – www.chevrerie-de-la-huberdiere-ferme-auberge.com – Although technically in the next village the ‘Chevrerie Huberdiere’ is just a 6 minute walk from Le Pommier. Lovely to see the goats, sheep and chickens and of course to buy some cheese.
Biscuiterie – www.biscuit-sainte-mere-eglise.com – A bicuiterie, chocolatier, epicerie, gift shop and restaurant all under one roof and well worth a visit.
Epicerie – www.maison-gosselin.fr – A world class grocer, wine merchant and gift shop at Saint Vaast la Hougue. Has to be seen to be believed!
Regional Cider Museum – www.mairie-volognes.fr You can discover 5 centuries of cider history here with scenes of Norman life, transport and costume and of course tasting!
Markets – A different market in a different town or village every day of the week, all specialising in local fresh produce whether it be vegetables, fish, cheese, bread or the local cider!