Valognes is a must-see in Cotentin for its heritage sites. History buffs will enjoy taking guided tours or attending conferences at the castles, manor houses, museums and classified churches.

The town is also home to some Gallo-Roman ruins, at the site of Alauna, an ancient Gallic town where you can still see the ruins of the thermal baths today. Take a tour of the area on a horse-drawn carriage, to explore the heritage sites.

Ruines Alauna-Valognes

To find out everything there is to know about the iconic beverage of Normandy, a tour of the Musée du Cidre is an absolute must. The Cidre Cotentin, made from the apples of the abundant apple groves in the prominent Clos du Cotentin Norman bocage, is protected by an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (Controlled Designation of Origin).