The Cotentin peninsula is in west Normandy, and you can choose from several modes of transport and itineraries to get there!

  • By car

The RN13 (dual carriageway) from Paris – Caen is a toll-free road, it joins onto the RN176 to Saint-Lô and the A84 motorway. Along the scenic route (D650) there are some unique landscapes to see as you cross the French department of La Manche, from Avranches to Cherbourg.

  • By bus 

The Nomad lines run across the French department of La Manche and the whole region of Normandy.

  • By train 

The Paris-Cherbourg line (from Saint-Lazare train station) stops in the towns of Carentan, Valognes and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin ( and

Please note, the Pass Normandie Découverte allows you unlimited travel over a weekend, across the whole of Normandy (find out more at

  • By plane

From the airports of Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville-Saint Gatien, in Calvados and Cherbourg-Maupertus (+33 (0)2 33 88 57 60)

  • By boat

Cross-Channel ferry links:

– From England: Brittany Ferries from Poole or Portsmouth (4-hour crossing approximately) – 

– From Ireland: Stena Line, Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries from Rosslare and Dublin 

Ferries to Port-Diélette or Barneville-Carteret: 

– From the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney) with Manche Iles Express (45-minute crossing approximately)