BEAUVOIR (47 km)
62, rue du Mont-Saint-Michel
+33 (0)2 33 68 11 18
The alligator hothouse : Become an explorer within this tropical green house as you follow a floating dock circuit to see some of the two hundred alligatoes, crocodiles, caimans and very rare white alligators that live here.
The farm of three hundred turtles. Encounter and touch African turtles in the petting area. You will see the famous giant Seychelles turtles, which grow to weight more than 200kh each.
SAINT MARTIN DE BREHAL (12 km)
Weddings, family celebrations, festival commitees...
+33 (0)2 33 61 61 77
+33 (0)6 86 65 11 81 or +33 (0)6 75 88 38 86
From April to September by appointment only (at most 4 to 5 persons + 1 or 2 children per excursion)
BEAUCHAMPS (18 km)
1, La Porte Durey - 50320 BEAUCHAMPS
+33 (0)6 80 33 25 40
Rental of packsaddle or saddled donkeys for rambles with the family or friends. Numerous trek routes (Vallée de l'Airou, Route de l'Abbaye, paths to Mont Saint Michel).
ABBAYE DE HAMBYE
+33 (0)2 33 61 99 91
These conventual buildings enable us to easily imagine the life led by medieval monks.
Open from April to June and September from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. July and August from 10am to 6 pm. During the November school holidays from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays except in July and August. Closed on May 1st.
CERENCES (16 km)
Route de Quettreville-sur-Sienne
+33 (0)2 33 90 19 31
+33 (0)6 73 61 42 06 or +33 (0)6 30 25 09 33
TREE COURSE: Acrobatic course 25 meters from the ground - 4 courses offered with Tyrolean traverse up to 170 meters long.
PAINT BALL: At Cérences, 3 hectares of forest fit out with village and fortress.
SAINT-DENIS-LE-GAST (25 km)
L'andouillerie Pont de la Baleine
+33 (0)2 33 61 44 20
Sale of house and regional products on location Tours by appointment.
SAINT-JEAN-DES-CHAMPS (10 km)
Cider and farm eco-museum
+33 (0)2 33 61 31 51
Discover how cider and calvados are made in a cider farm handed down from father to son for two centuries.
Open from Easter to June and in September, Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
LA BALEINE (27 km)
50450 LA BALEINE
+33 (0)2 33 61 76 66
In the classified site of the Vallée de la Sienne, this park is a passport to nature.
Open everay day in July and August from 10:30am to 6:00pm (May close in the event of excessive rain).
Landscaped Miniature Golf Course (18 holes)
Open everay weekend from May to September from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.
14, route des Fours à Chaux 50290 REGNEVILLE/MER
+33 (0)2 33 46 82 18
An imposing set of 4 lime kilns that look like a fort built in the mid-19th century. The limestone extracted on location was burnt off to obtain the lime essentially used for farming. This site can now be discovered through a sound tour that lets visitors imagine the intense activity of the site a century and a half ago. Established on-site, the museum has two exhibits: one on the history of lime-making techniques, another on the maritime history of régénville, one of the most important ports of the Cotentin in the Middle Ages.
Events and performances during the high season.
Open in April, May, June, September and during school holidays (Easter adn All Saints) from 2:00 to 6:30 pm.
REGNEVILLE-SUR-MER (25 km)
2, route des Fours à Chaux 50290 REGNEVILLE/MER
+33 (0)2 33 46 82 18
Discover the various historic phases of this medieval castle's architecture by following the discovery circuit set up along the former moat. You will understand why this is one of Normandy's major sites of the Hundred Year's War. Continue your stroll along the new path to explore Sienne harbour, a fantastic natural site that was one of the largest ports of the Cotentin peninsula in medieval times.
Exhibition : "Harvest of the sea : kelp and other sea crops"
Opening times : In April and May : Friday through Sunday 2pm to 6pm. In June and September : Wednesday through Sunday 2pm to 6pm. In July and August : Wednesday through Sunday 2pm to 7pm.
LA LUCERNE D'OUTREMER (16 km)
+33 (0)2 33 60 58 98
Nestled in the Thar Valley, the 12th-century Lucerne Abbey has been the subject of 50 years of remarkable conservation and restoration work. The abbey has been listed in the register of historic places since 1928. The entrance to the abbey is a medieval masterpiece giving access to an exceptional set of buildings : the abbey church and the Anglo-Norman tower heralding the Gothic style, as well as the cloister, Romanesque wash-basin, refectory, bakery, guest hall and dovecote. In addition to the architecture, the surrounding environment is alos picturesque, including woods and a verdant park which still contains the vestiges of an ancient aqueduct.
In 2014 : The "maison des cygnes" (swan house) is to undergo restoration. Each year, the abbey offers a cultural and musical program including children's activities. It also features a shop and bookstore.
Open every day from 15th March to 30th September except on Sunday mornings, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6:30pm (5pm in March). Open during the November school holidays 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. Mass is held at 11:15am on Sundays.
CHAMPREPUS (21 km)
Motorway A84 - Exit n°37 - Direction GRANVILLE
+33 (0)2 33 61 30 74
Enjoy a day close to nature and discover this extraordinary synergy between the animal and plant worlds. Come observe more than 60 species of animals against a verdant background.
New : L'île des Gibbons. These supremely agile primates, the true acrobats of the forest, promise to entertain.
2014 Rates :
Open everay day from 12nd April to 14th September from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. March, October, open only on weekends from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and everyday during winter holidays.
LA BALEINE (27 km)
Cécile et Benoit BECRET
+33 (0)2 33 61 76 66
+33 (0)6 52 39 65 25
In a magnificent setting among the typical Normandy bocage of la Baleine, Cécile and Benoit welcome visitors of all ages to their farm "Là-bas laines".
Tours are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm.