Mondoramas Voyages


Price/pers. in half-double Based on a minimum of 20 paying adults

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Holy Trinity Abbey

Tastings: cider house, brewery, cheese factory, shellfish farm

La Hague & the Val de Saire


The Cotentin, unique by nature

An authentic, unspoilt region

The Cotentin region attracts attention and curiosity for its authenticity, its historic sites, its heritage and its exceptional terroir. We invite you to come and discover the Hague, the Val de Saire, the Bocage, the Parc des Marais, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and the Côte des Isles.

7 days / 6 nights

D-1: Arrival

guided tour of the Cherbourg umbrella factory. During this unique visit, discover all the stages in the manufacture of umbrellas. Relive the history of the brand through a projected film. Stroll through the aisles of the Musée de la Manufacture. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Cherbourg harbor. Come aboard Adèle for a 1-hour guided cruise in sheltered waters. Discover this exceptional site, its forts and dikes, and the history of its colossal construction. Europe's largest artificial harbor (1500 hectares) is yours for the taking! Free time in the town center. Check-in at your hotel, dinner and accommodation

D-2: Parc des Marais

We have breakfast. In the morning, a river trip through the heart of the marshes. Criss-crossing the marshes, the boat of the Cotentin boatmen offers a unique perspective on this fragile ecosystem. On board, you'll hear about the history and life of the marshes from one of their admirers, as you cruise through the landscape. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, meet an ornithology enthusiast on the paths of the Cotentin peninsula. Listen, observe and learn to recognize the species that surround us. Followed by a gourmet visit to an artisanal brewery. In the heart of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, you'll follow the craft beer-making process alongside the producer, from the choice of raw materials to brewing and bottling. Then enjoy a gourmet tasting at the pub in an atypical 1940s setting. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight accommodation.

D-3: La Hague, little Ireland

Breakfast. Departure with your day guide for the Manoir du Tourp. Start your immersive discovery of La Hague, the wild land of the Cotentin region, with the "Treasure at the End of the World" show. For an hour, immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere in the heart of a 16th-century manor house, and step back in time to discover the history of the Hague... Then take a guided tour of the Manoir du Tourp and its temporary exhibitions. Lunch at the Auberge des Goubelins. In the afternoon, drive to Jardin de Vauville via Port Racine, France's smallest port, Cap de la Hague and the Nez de Jobourg cliffs. Guided tour of the Vauville botanical garden. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

D-4: The Isles coast

We have breakfast. Morning excursion to Carteret Lighthouse and Cap de Carteret. Perched on the rocky heights of Cap de Carteret, the Carteret Lighthouse has been guiding sailors through the unpredictable, tumultuous waters of the English Channel for over two centuries. After exploring and climbing the building, a passionate guide will lead you along the customs path for spontaneous seabird observation. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, visit a traditional cider factory. The producer will pass on ancestral know-how before ending the visit on a sparkling note with a tasting of Cotentin PDO cider. Then stop off at the Maison du Biscuit for a self-guided tour. A traditional cookie factory handed down from father to son since 1903. As you stroll along, you'll pass from one world to another, from the cookie factory to the delicatessen, via the soap factory, the old-fashioned confectionery and the tea room. All in the heart of a pre-war street setting. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

D-5: Val de Saire

Breakfast on board. Drive to Saint Vaast la Hougue, and board an amphibious boat for Ile Tatihou, an exceptional place where nature and heritage are in perfect harmony. Visit the island, with free access to its Maritime Museum, gardens and Vauban Tower. Late-morning return crossing. Lunch on board. Stroll through Saint Vaast la Hougue, voted "Village préféré des Français" in 2019. Steeped in history, this picturesque fishing and yachting port is also a renowned seaside resort. Then on to Barfleur, "the pearl of the Val de Saire", with its pretty St Nicolas church. Today, this beaching port lives to the rhythm of the tides and fishing seasons. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

D-6: Lessay & Blainville sur Mer

We have breakfast. In the morning, drive to Lessay and visit the REO Camembert factory. A unique concept where visitors can discover the cheese factory museum and its collection of old labels, watch a film on the history of the cheese factory and discover how our products are made thanks to the glass corridors. These glassed-in areas allow visitors to witness the various stages in the production of Camembert de Normandie AOP made with raw milk, and in particular the traditional hand-molding of Camemberts. The tour ends with a collective tasting of Réo PDO Camembert. The tour continues with a visit to the 11th-century Abbatiale Sainte-Trinité. This former Benedictine monastery, destroyed in 1944, has been magnificently restored. Lunch in a restaurant. Afternoon drive to Blainville-sur-Mer. Discover a shellfish farm where oysters are processed on land: washing, de-stemming, splitting, maturing, etc. Guided tour of the workshop & White wine oyster tasting.


D-7: Return

We have breakfast. Return to your locality.

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