Saturday, 28 February 2015

Holidays in Normandy and beyond.

Posted by Rosie

France is a wonderful country full of huge variations which can make choosing where to holiday quite difficult.  Of course I may be a little bit biased but I do think Normandy is a great place to visit.  It's not too far from the ferries if you are travelling from the UK, it has beautiful countryside and loads of tourist/heritage places to visit (Bayeux, Mont St Michel etc) as well as all the sites associated with the D-Day Landings.

Maybe you want more though, so I have a suggestion you might like?  How about a 2 stop holiday with one week here at Eco-Gites of Lenault in Normandy and a second in another region?  If you don't want to travel too far, what about Brittany or if distance is not a problem why not fly or train in down to Provence in the south of France?  And we just happen to have 2 friends with lovely gites in both these regions.

In the western region of Finistère in Brittany our friend Maria has 2 gites called Ty Hir.  The Grand Longère sleeps 5-7 and Le Petit Longère sleeps 2-4.  They are in a wonderfully quiet location and like Normandy there is still loads to do locally.  Have a look at the website for more details.   Remember, too, that if you are travelling by ferry you could sail into Caen or Cherbourg to visit us and then sail out of St Malo or Roscoff after visiting Ty Hir.

Ty Hir in Brittany

If you would like to see both the north and the south of France then I recommend Provence as a second stop and our friend Phoebe has a wonderful gite called Lou Messugo where you could stay.  It sleeps 2-4 and boasts a 10m swimming pool for when you need to cool off.  To get to Lou Messugo, Nice International Airport is only 25 minutes away and Antibes train station for TGV connections to the rest of France is 30 minutes away.

Lou Messugo in Provence

Tempted?  To contact us at Eco-Gites of Lenault click here to access our website or email us here.  You can also telephone 0033 2310 99 27 51 (up to 8pm UK/9pm French time please).  How to contact Ty Hir and Lou Messugo can be found on their website links above.

Eco-Gites of Lenault, Normandy, France



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13 comments :

  1. Thank for the shout out and recommendation Rosie, I'll spread this around!

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    1. A pleasure and one day I'll make it down south.

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  2. I shall definitely re-visit this post, we love France holidays and also two centred stays. It makes further travel a bit more accessible with little ones in tow doesn't it x

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    1. Hope you can therefore make it to us and another place sometime soon!

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  3. A friend has seen this post and booked a 2 week break at Ty Hir in June ... wasn't a lot of point booking our gite, mind you, as she is only 5 minutes down the road!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this with #mondayescapes Rosie; that's great someone booked Maria's place in June!

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    1. Wasn't it good, Phoebe and she loved Ty Hir.

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  5. I visited Normady years ago! It's a lovely region of France!

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  6. That's amazing Rosie!! I had no idea about the gites.
    I would love to come by someday, I will surely let you know, it would be a pleasure meeting you!

    Happy to have you once again on #MondayEscapes

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    1. Thank you, Allane - do come and stay one day and you can tell me all about Munich!

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  7. So Phoebe has been tempted me to come to her gite for a while now and I am! Maybe a stop at yours too, as you've suggested. Shock horror, I haven't been to France proper, so I really need to remedy that. It's high on my priority! At least I know I can come to you both :) Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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    1. Ooh - have a lovely time down in Provence. I met Phoebe through blogging and we met up for real last year. She's lovely! Yes, you really must come to Eco-GItes of Lenault. We have had a couple of bloggers come (or are booked) and it's great to meet people for real rather than just through the world on the internet :)

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