Granville's Countryside

BEAUVOIR (47 km)
ALLIGATOR BAY

62, rue du Mont-Saint-Michel

+33 (0)2 33 68 11 18

reptilarium@wanadoo.fr

www.alligator-bay.com

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 dragon labyrinth swarms with two hundred boa constrictors, iguanas, chameleons and monitor lizards : an exceptional educational discovery !

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.
Feeding time is one of the high points of the visit ! Don'tmiss it ! Every day in July and August as well as on weekends and during school holidays, envoy seeing the crocodiles, turtles, iguanas and monitor lizards feed.

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SAINT MARTIN DE BREHAL (12 km)
DISCOVERY OF THE VANLEE IN HORSE-DRAWN CART
with M. GAMBLIN and "Délicieuse"

Weddings, family celebrations, festival commitees...
From April to

+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)
AU DOMAINE D'ESTHINE
Brigitte Julliard

1, La Porte Durey - 50320 BEAUCHAMPS

+33 (0)6 80 33 25 40

brigittejulliard@audomainedesthine.fr

www.audomainedesthine.fr

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).
Possibility of accommodation in an eco-gite.


ABBAYE DE HAMBYE

+33 (0)2 33 61 99 91

musee.hambye@manche.fr

www.patrimoine.manche.fr

These conventual buildings enable us to easily imagine the life led by medieval monks.
Permanent exhibit: The painted canvasses of Hambye, a little-known local folk art. Two hundred years of conservation at the Hambye abbey.

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.

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CERENCES (16 km)
LA FORET DES ELFES

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
Reservation mandatory for all activities

laforetdeselefes@laforetdeselfes.com

www.laforetdeselfes.com

TREE COURSE: Acrobatic course 25 meters from the ground - 4 courses offered with Tyrolean traverse up to 170 meters long.
Starting at 6 years of age on specific courses

PAINT BALL: At Cérences, 3 hectares of forest fit out with village and fortress.
At Percy, former industrial complex of 5 floors and outdoor village - Sale and rental of equipment.

SAINT-DENIS-LE-GAST (25 km)
TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION OF VIRE CHITTERLINGS

L'andouillerie Pont de la Baleine

+33 (0)2 33 61 44 20

contact@andouillerie.fr

www.andouillerie.fr

Sale of house and regional products on location Tours by appointment.


SAINT-JEAN-DES-CHAMPS (10 km)
L'HERMITIERE CIDER FARM

Cider and farm eco-museum

+33 (0)2 33 61 31 51

info@ferme-hermitiere.com

www.ferme-hermitiere.com

Discover how cider and calvados are made in a cider farm handed down from father to son for two centuries.
Guides tours of cellars, museums. Tasting and sale on location.

Open from Easter to June and in September, Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
July and August : Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 and 2:00 to 6:00 pm.


LA BALEINE (27 km)
MINIATURE GOLF, SIENNE BOTANICAL PARK

50450 LA BALEINE

+33 (0)2 33 61 76 66

www.creperie-minigolf.fr

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.
Every day in July and August.

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REGNEVILLE-SUR
MER
(25 km)                                                          
MARINE MUSEUM – LES FOURS A CHAUX DU REY 

14, route des Fours à Chaux 50290 REGNEVILLE/MER

+33 (0)2 33 46 82 18

musee.regneville@manche.fr

www.patrimoine.manche.fr

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.
Open in July and August from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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REGNEVILLE-SUR-MER (25 km)
REGNEVILLE-SUR-MER CASTEL

2, route des Fours à Chaux 50290 REGNEVILLE/MER

+33 (0)2 33 46 82 18

musee.regneville@manche.fr

www.patrimoine.manche.fr

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"
This exhibition is held in the main hall of the castle, where you will find the principal species of algae of the region and learn of the ways they are harvested and used. From the use of fertiliser to the discovery of iodine to the manufacture of glass and mattress stuffing, discover the fabulous story of algae.

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.

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LA LUCERNE D'OUTREMER (16 km)
ABBAYE DE LA LUCERNE

+33 (0)2 33 60 58 98

lucerne@abbaye-lucerne.fr

www.abbaye-lucerne.fr

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.
Group welcome all year round by reservation.


CHAMPREPUS (21 km)
LANDSCAPED PARK

Motorway A84 - Exit n°37 - Direction GRANVILLE

+33 (0)2 33 61 30 74

zoo.champrepus@wanadoo.fr

www.zoo-champrepus.com

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.
Various theme gardens make of a varied circuit : these include a Madagascan zone, subtropical zone, African zone and more.
Chaprépus is an enchanted place where parents and chidren will appreciate seeing legendery animals such as loins, giraffes, tigers and penguins; and going a step further to enjoy atypical encounters with Madagascar lemurs.

New : L'île des Gibbons. These supremely agile primates, the true acrobats of the forest, promise to entertain.
From April to September, we welcome you to attend the various activities on offer, including feedings of lemurs, otters, giraffes and penguins.

2014 Rates :
Adults : €15,50
Chidren (3 to 12) : €9,50
Free for children under 3

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)
LA-BAS LAINES

Cécile et Benoit BECRET
Le Vauvenard - 50450 LA BALEINE

+33 (0)2 33 61 76 66

+33 (0)6 52 39 65 25

laferme@mohair-normandie.fr

www.mohair-normandie.fr

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".
Here, the couple raises angora goats and alpacas, which they pamper all year long to produce fibres of superior quality to be made into beautiful, natural, soft, warm creations.
Come to the farm and learn all about mohair and alpaca fleece.

Tours are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm.
The shop is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 7pm.

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