Cotentin Clos & Marais

The intimate Cotentin with a thousand landscapes

Cotentin Clos & Marais

Architectural, cultural and natural heritage are at the rendezvous of your walks in the Normandy bocage. Dungeons, castles and mansions shape the towns of Valognes, Bricquebec and St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, while the nature park invites you to the fertile and fantastic marriage of land and water.

Clos du Cotentin

Emblematic private mansion of Valognes, the "little Norman Versailles".

Medieval castle with polygonal keep - Abbaye de la Trappe and its succulent fruit jellies!

Feudal castle evocative of the Hundred Years' War with free or guided tours.

The writer's family home with numerous manuscripts and autograph letters.

A 19-site tour to discover the architecture of the Clos du Cotentin.

Discover the producers of Cidre Cotentin AOC, an authentic, full-bodied, low-sugar cider.

Alauna, an ancient Gallo-Roman city on the outskirts of the town of Valognes.

Guided tours to appreciate the rich heritage of the Clos du Cotentin.

Marais du Cotentin

Ideal starting point to organise your discovery of the Cotentin Bessin Marshes Park

An exceptional nature reserve for waterfowl, especially in winter.

A place of tales and legends with ruins and moors. Huge panorama.

In Saint Fromond, the ruins of a castle colonised by storks in the middle of the marsh. Unique!

Extensive foreshore with salt meadows and polders, home to many water birds and a large seal colony.

Between bits of nature and a touch of the exotic, a charming garden with an unsuspected wealth

Of medieval origin, the keep offers a unique view of the marshes, Mont Castre and the Tourbière de Baupte.