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The charms of Cotentin

The Cotentin is a magnificent region in Normandy, in northwestern France. Famous for its breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches and delicious cuisine, the Cotentin is a real gem to discover. 

The Bay of Cotentin, a historical and natural heritage...

It's a land steeped in history: visit the sites dedicated to the D-Day landings: the church at Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Utah Beach, the Battle of Carentan... An atypical, multi-faceted territory, the Cotentin stands out for its many attractions: unspoilt nature in its purest form, a strong historical background, cultural diversity, picturesque ports and villages, tasty produce, a sea to suit all tastes...


First town liberated in the Cotentin region by American paratroopers. On the night of June 5, C-47 aircraft, taking off from England at around 10.45pm, dropped over 14,000 paratroopers on Sainte Marie du Mont, Sainte Mère Eglise and Carentan. Few parachutists reached their targets in the middle of flooded marshes and at night. That night, some 20 Allied soldiers of the 82nd Airborne landed in the town square of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, one of them hanging on to the church steeple, an anecdote made famous by the film "The Longest Day".

Cherbourg, the maritime gateway to the Cotentin region

With 5 ports (pleasure, fishing, commercial, cruise and military), Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, protected by the world's largest artificial harbor, is the crossroads of all worlds. Cherbourg was considered by Vauban to be one of the two "keys to the kingdom". Thanks to colossal maritime development work, it has become a first-rate military port. The only continental port of call for the Titanic in 1912, Cherbourg was France's second port of embarkation for the New World in 1929, and still welcomes the world's largest ocean liners today.

Parc des Marais

This area is home to remarkable biodiversity, with numerous species of birds, amphibians, mammals and plants typical of wetlands. Storks, herons, wild ducks and coypu can all be seen here. Wet meadows are essential for many species and are maintained by local livestock farmers. The Cotentin and Bessin marshes are also ideal playgrounds for many outdoor activities. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, fishing and wildlife observation are just some of the activities on offer. 

La Hague, little Ireland

Wild and enchanting, a land of hikes and nature, the Hague in the Cotentin region is the ideal place for a stay where strolls are de rigueur between gardens, parks or museums such as the Maison Natale of the famous painter Jean François Millet or that of Jacques Prévert. The unique and exceptional beauty of the landscapes but also the culture and traditions specific to the Hague territory will seduce everyone. In addition to these little corners of paradise, La Hague offers a region rich in history and heart, as well as historic sites of incomparable beauty. The coastal path offers an exuberant natural setting and a breathtaking spectacle of light and shadow, between Goury, a must-see spot at Cap de la Hague, and Landemer and its cliffs.

The Cotentin region boasts breathtaking coastal landscapes, nature reserves and protected areas where flora and fauna abound, and of course places steeped in history and the memory of the June 6, 1944 landings at Utah Beach and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, not to mention local produce such as cookies, Lessey ham and Normandy cider.

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