If you come to Cotentin, you can expect a rich and authentic destination with so much to see and do. As a family or with friends, venture inside the castles of Cotentin. In Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, Valognes or Bricquebec-en-Cotentin, come and take a tour with the “Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” (Land of Art and History) guides. Take a stroll around the gardens of Cotentin, where you’ll be surprised by the rich vegetation, particularly at the Jardin Botanique de Vauville.
There are also countless cultural visits that are accessible to all. Visit the Ile de Tatihou, listed a world heritage site by UNESCO. Climb the 365 steps of the Phare de Gatteville and explore the Manoir du Tourp, an unmissable cultural visit in La Hague, or the Cotentin Windmill, that is still in operation on the Côte des Isles.
Delve into the depths of the ocean at the Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. In the former Art-Deco style transatlantic maritime station, discover the various exhibition spaces: aquarium, submarine, deep-sea diving equipment, virtual tour to the heart of the oceans, not-to-mention the story of the Titanic after its departure from Cherbourg. In La Hague, enjoy a one-of-a-kind place in Normandy: the Planétarium Ludiver, to learn about space and the planets in a fun way, thanks to the tour and interactive workshops for the whole family.
Stop off at the various nature reserves on the peninsula, the remarkable places such as the Nez de Jobourg, the Cap de la Hague, Parc Naturel Régional des Marais, etc.
Cotentin is also all about local expertise, artists and craftsmanship. Come and take a tour of the local factories, such as the Cherbourg umbrellas factory. Venture inside the artists’ homes and learn about what inspired these painters and writers, including Jean-François Millet and Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly.
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