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The Villa des 4 Vents is located on a cliff, with a panoramic view over the Cotentin bay, from Utah Beach to Saint-Vaast La Hougue, with private access to the sea.
Its second asset is its location, ideally located for exploring the Normandy Landing beaches, since the harbor of Grandcamp-Maisy is 2.5 km from Pointe du Hoc, between Omaha Beach (10 km to the east) and Utah Beach (30km to the West).
Its third asset is its village, the charming little fishing harbor of Grandcamp-Maisy, with its daily fish market under the open halls along the harbor.
Grandcamp-Maisy is also famous for its many restaurants, the most famous of which are La Trinquette and La Marée, on the harbor, two renowned and very affordable establishments.
The Grancamp sailing school offers kayaking, sailing boat trips and all water sports.
The nicest thing to do is simply to walk along the sea. There is now also a path and a bike road from Grandcamp-Maisy to Pointe du Hoc, and to Omaha Beach. You can walk to Pointe du Hoc, or rent an electric bike in our village and ride to Pointe du Hoc or even to Omaha Beach. Along the cliffs, it's spectacular. The bike road is called "VÉLOMARITIME".
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Marine relaxation and gastronomy
Here are some activities that we offer close to the bed and breakfast
Omaha Memorial MuseumThe 1400m² Omaha Beach Memorial Museum was created to perpetuate and preserve the memory of all these young soldiers who died in 1944 and for whom we owe it to ourselves to preserve their memory so that the younger generations never forget at what cost we had our freedom. Visiting the museum is free. discover this place full of history.
Omaha Beach American Cemetery
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the Saint-Laurent Temporary American Cemetery, established by the First United States Army on June 8, 1944 as the world's first American cemetery on European soil Second war. The cemetery site, at the north end of its half-mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,385 of our fallen servicemen, most of whom lost their lives during the landing. and subsequent operations.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a French commune located in the Manche department in Normandy. It takes its name from the rocky islet dedicated to Saint Michael where today stands the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.
The architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay make it the most frequented tourist site in Normandy and one of the ten most visited in France.
St Laurent sur Mer beach
One of the most beautiful circuits in Normandy on the famous beach of Omaha Beach.
Stroll located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Calvados, a historic D-Day site where the terrible clashes of June 6, 1944 took place. The circuit offers magnificent panoramas on the Normandy coast and crosses the natural spaces of the coastal conservatory. 8-shaped walk, possibility of doing both loops (8km) or just one (4km). Access possible during the walk to visit the American cemetery.
Utah Beach Museum
The Utah Beach Museum recounts in ten sequences the events of D-Day, from its preparation to its culmination and success. Thanks to this complete chronological journey, immerse yourself in the History of the D-Day landings and come and discover a collection rich in objects, vehicles, materials and testimonies.
Admire an authentic B26 bomber, an exceptional aircraft of which only a few examples remain in the world.
The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry inspires artists and craftsmen. Some will spend their lives reproducing it in every way. The work also constitutes a repository of images so well known that it is very tempting to use it for historical, scholarly or humorous adaptations. The design, both simple and rich in detail, the length of the narration in the form of successive scenes, lend themselves perfectly to interpretations of all kinds. It is sometimes said that the Bayeux Tapestry is one of the first comics in history.
The Caen Memorial is a museum located in Caen devoted to the history of the twentieth century.
It was the most visited French museum outside Île-de-France with 400,000 visitors. It expanded with the opening of a new wing mainly devoted to the Cold War. The two combined museum tours cover the years 1919 to 1989, from the Treaty of Versailles to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Caen Memorial has further renovated its routes and opened four new visitor areas: "World War, Total War" and "The Landing and the Battle of Normandy" in the section devoted to the Second World War, "Berlin in the heart of the Cold War "in the section on the Cold War.
Bayeux and its Cathedral
Bayeux Cathedral was consecrated in 1077 by Bishop Odon de Conteville in the presence of his brother, William the Conqueror. It was to decorate the nave of the cathedral that Odon had the famous Bayeux Tapestry embroidered, which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066 by William, Duke of Normandy. Begun in the Romanesque period, Bayeux Cathedral is on the whole a Gothic church. As its construction spanned from the 12th to the 15th century, we find the different styles of this art: Early Gothic, Radiant Gothic and Flamboyant Gothic. It was during its construction redesigned and enlarged.
Grandcamp sailing school
Based in Grandcamp-Maisy, the Cap 21 Sailing School, affiliated with the French Sailing Federation, will interest beginners as well as experienced sailors.
The sailing school also offers activities to discover the marine environment with shore fishing, a visit to the port of Grandcamp-Maisy.
The Halls of Isigny
Les Halles d'Isigny: A gourmet palace of 300 m2!
Find our caramels but also a selection of Norman products: cheese, dairy, sweet and savory groceries, chocolates, cookies and also a bookstore corner, linens and dishes.
The delicious Isigny cream ice creams are served from April to the end of November.
January February March
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April to December 7 days a week
7/7: 9 am-7pm
Arromanches Landing MuseumThe Arromanches museum was officially inaugurated on June 5, 1954 by Mr. René COTY, President of the Republic.
This is the first museum built to commemorate June 6, 1944 and the Battle of Normandy.
This museum was built on the very spot where the artificial port was located, the remains of which can still be seen a few hundred meters from the shore.
The nez de Jobourg
In the fantastic setting of Cap de la Hague, 128 meters above the sea, the Nez de Jobourg rises. The view extends to Cap de Flamanville and in the distance, towards the horizon, the island of Alderney stands out. Whether the sun is shining, rain or shine, the show will always be a pure and simple encounter with the power of the elements and the beauty of nature. By taking the customs path, the walker sees nature in all its forms. The landscapes drawn by the winds and the waves range from dunes to cliffs and from moors to pebble beaches. The end of the world is thus made. This vertiginous setting hides the Lion Caves, the small church and the large church at the feet of which many ships once ran aground.
Located in the heart of the Normandy region, north-east of the almost-island of Contentin east of Cherbourg, is a town steeped in heritage and history. Its first inhabitants were the Vikings, then the city became the official port of the Dukes of Normandy, where British royalty embarked to return to Great Britain.
Barfleur was sacked at the start of the 100 Years War, then finally rebuilt in the 19th century, which saw the birth of the current port.
Barneville-Carteret is a French commune, located on the Côte des Isles in the Manche department in the Normandy region, populated by 2,235 inhabitants.
It is also a seaside resort on the Isles coast.
It results from the merger in 19641 of the two seaside resorts of Barneville-sur-Mer and Carteret, whose port offers maritime links to the Channel Islands.
The German mlitary cemetery of la cambe
The German military cemetery of La Cambe was inaugurated on September 21, 1961.
21,222 soldiers rest there and each grave is an exhortation to peace. Indeed, a Garden of Peace has been set up between the cemetery and the national road (R.N. 13). Over a thousand trees, each bearing the name of its donor godfather on a small plaque, together with the neighboring cemetery form a unique ensemble in the world.
Discover D-Day Experience and the different spaces that make it up: two museums, an immersive attraction unique in the world, a giant screen 3D cinema, a memorial dedicated to airborne troops, a souvenir shop and a military antiques shop. Spread over more than 10,000 m2, our site invites you to live an incredible experience combining education and entertainment according to the principle of edutainment, in the heart of a place steeped in history.
Pointe du HocBetween Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the unmissable places to visit on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. A strategic point on the Atlantic Wall, the Pointe du Hoc site was stormed on the morning of June 6, 1944 by Colonel Rudder's Rangers. It was one of the most difficult battles of the D-Day: in the end, of the 225 Rangers, only 90 of them were still able to continue liberation. A reception center is located at the entrance to the site with a film and explanatory panels. The site is open and free to visit.
The La Vélomaritime route now invites you to surf between the cliffs of Bessin, directly above its vast beaches. We suggest you stop at Omaha Beach, a place of memory where the Americans landed under enemy fire. A few kilometers further on, the Pointe du Hoc still retains the scars of the bombardments, and the remains of the German firing stations. It is by embracing breathtaking panoramas from the top of the cliffs that you will finally reach Grandcamp-Maisy, another fishing port. (Itinerary not finalized, only Sainte Honorine / Vierville-sur-mer has been developed and marked).
Sainte Mère l'église - Carentan
Sainte Mère-Église is the ideal starting point to discover the landing beaches and more particularly Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie du Mont. Located about ten kilometers from Carentan, it remains marked by the history of the Battle of Normandy and more precisely by the Normandy landings. Along with Utah Beach, Sainte Mère-Église was one of the two air landing zones. Indeed, the allied forces of the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed around Sainte Mère-Église on June 6, 1944.
Sainte Mère-Église, the first commune of Cotentin liberated by American paratroopers.
German battery of Maisy
Forgotten for the past 60 years, this German battery was an integral part of a military zone. Opening fire on the liberation troops and covering the beaches of Utah and Omaha, the final assault of the 5th and 2nd American Rangers on June 9, 1944 lasted 5 long hours. Visit 3 km of trenches, tunnels, locations of 6 155mm artillery platforms and other underground constructions now visible. 45 to 60 minutes of visit.