Centre Manche (9 / Par 35) Saint Martin d’Aubigny
Omaha Beach (27 / Par 72) Port en Bessin
Coutainville (18 / Par 68) Agon Coutainville
Granville (27 / Par 71) Breville sur Mer
Caen (18 / Par 72) Bieville-Beuville
Garcelles (18 / Par 70) Garcelles
La Manche is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts due to its regular tidal movements, its gentle sloping beaches and the extent of its coastline.
Beach fishing is usually most successful during
the most extreme tides (solstice and equinox) when the sea draws back a long way. Depending on what sort of fish you want to catch and where you are fishing from (sandy or rocky stretch) you will
need to equip yourself with a shrimp or landing net for shrimp; knife for oysters, mussels and limpets; claw or rake to fish for clams, cockles and razor-shells; small fork or special spade for
smaller clams; fish hook for crabs and lobsters.
Places have been established in the Marshlands Regional Nature Park for river fishing, a leaflet with maps is available at the local tourist office in Carentan.
A 2 week Fishing card (Cartes de Peche) enables you to fish in rivers for 2 weeks from June until September and they cost around €30.
Good information about fishing in Normandy can be found at www.normandie-peche.com
Cycling / Mountain Biking :
La Manche has a vast and picturesque network of cycling routes, ideal for leisurely rides or hiking. Coastal and country routes, short and long criss-cross Manche from Cotentin to the Bay of Mont Saint-Michael.
We will be pleased to provide you with any information you may require on these routes and also the hiring of bikes locally.
There are also several mountain bike tracks in the area ranging from basic skills to the most competent. The following website gives excellent details of all tracks in Manche and Calvados, www.utagawavtt.com .
Today, football plays a unique role in French society. French players and coaches are highly sought after abroad and the national team has chalked up significant recent victories, including a World Cup and European Championship.
The Championnat de France is the top flight in France and has 2 leagues, Ligue 1 & 2.
The National Ligue (Championnat National) is
the league below the top 2 leagues with all teams vying for promotion to the big time.
FC Caen is the nearest Ligue 1 team with an excellent modern stadium on the outskirts of the city. Tickets can be purchased on line or at the local Supermarket ticket kiosk. Games are played on Saturday evenings. Please see the official website at www.smcaen.fr .
FC Cherbourg is the nearest National Ligue team with a good stadium in the city.
Tickets can be purchased from the stadium either before or on the day of the match with games tending to the played on a Friday evening. Please see the official website at www.ascherbourg-foot.net .
We are happy to provide details of forthcoming games and to purchase tickets on your behalf if you fancy taking in a game whilst on holiday.
Horse Riding / Pony Trekking :
Whether you like show jumping, horse racing or pony trekking, Normandy provides excellent facilities for all levels of competence from novice to expert. The abundance of breeders, racecourses and stud farms in the region show the Norman affection for all things equestrian. A good informative website can be found at www.unic.chevalunic.fr.
The following centre is approx. 10 minutes drive from the Gites and has excellent facilities for all levels. Marie & Pierre speak very good English so you could enquire about your requirements either before you arrive or when you get here.
Centre Equestre de la Minostrande
Tel : 0033 (0)233 455034
Parachute / Bungee
40 R de L'aerodrome
50290 Breville Sur Mer
AJ Hackett Bungee
Viaduc de la Souleuvre
14350 La Ferrière Harang
If you fancy a go at Paintballing, centres can be found locally at Pirou or further afield in Caen.
* The superb beaches on both the north and west coast are less than 30 mins away and provide the ultimate open space and play area
* There are various Animal Parks and Zoo’s in the area
* Miniature train and village nearby
* Several swimming baths and leisure centres nearby
* Soft play centres in Caen - “Ouga Ouga” and “Giraffou”
LES GITES CHAMPETRES
3, rue des Châtelets
Commune de Terre-et-Marais
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
+33 2 33 43 45 17
or +33 64219 7337