History, architecture, music, painting... according to your affinities!

A land of sailors and churches

This "Norman Finistere" offers an ideal playground for lovers of old stones and history enthusiasts. The heritage of the Cotentin and the Manche is so diverse in its forms and origins that it cannot be summed up, but is always intimately linked to the sea. It is illustrated by the buildings listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites: Mont Saint-Michel and the Vauban Towers and the no less famous Bayeux Tapestry. Many of these places are the setting for festivals as renowned as they are eclectic.

Architectural heritage, some suggestions...

The most beautiful private mansion in Valognes, a witness to 18th century aristocratic life.

A masterpiece of Norman Gothic. An exceptional and unmissable monument!

The towers of La Hougue and Tatihou, striking examples of Vauban fortifications.

Magnificent and very old Benedictine abbey church from the 11th century, a jewel of Romanesque art.

"Wonder of the West" and scene of the largest tides in Europe.

Gatteville and Goury, sentinels of the raz de Barfleur and raz Blanchard.

The Museums

Within the Gare Maritime Transatlantique in Cherbourg. Visit the Redoutable!

Very nice collection of 300 paintings & sculptures from the 15th to the 19th century. Recently renovated.

Echoing Jacques Demy's famous film, the visit of the umbrella factory.

Famous illustration of the conquest of the English throne by William the Conqueror

Their Sacrifice
Our Freedom

Villa Les Rhumbs, a childhood home dedicated to the memory of the couturier.

Some Festivals

Prestigious ensembles for this summer festival with a baroque vocation. Abbaye de Lessay.

An unmissable event for jazz lovers at the end of May in Coutances.

A summer festival off the beaten track, at the crossroads of cultures and crossbreeding.

A chamber music festival dear to our hearts, which originated in the Manoir de la Fieffe.