Destination guide

Why people love visiting rustic Lower Normandy

The countryside and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Lower Normandy. Renowned for its horse racing, golfing and ecotours, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Eugene Boudin Museum. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Lower Normandy

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lower Normandy a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Festyland (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Clecy Miniature Railway (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Garcelles Golf (16.1 mi / 26 km)
  • Houlme Golf Course (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Prairie Racecourse (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lower Normandy

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lower Normandy is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Omaha Beach (29.6 mi / 47.7 km)
  • Via Ferrata de Clecy (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Bayeux Botanical Garden (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • Gold Beach (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer Beach (25.8 mi / 41.5 km)

Traveling to and around Lower Normandy

The nearest airport is in Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Deauville (DOL-Normandie), which is 43.7 mi (70.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Vire Station, Saint-Manvieu-Norrey Bretteville-Norrey Station and Flers Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Lower Normandy?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,569 holiday lettings near Lower Normandy. From 3,486 Houses to 790 Bungalows, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Lower Normandy area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lower Normandy?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lower Normandy. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Manche: 3,199 holiday homes
  • Cheux: 294 holiday homes
  • Madré: 59 holiday homes
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: 58 holiday homes
  • Cabourg: 1,941 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lower Normandy! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lower Normandy?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lower Normandy with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cheux: 294 holiday lettings
  • Madré: 59 holiday lettings
  • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne: 58 holiday lettings
  • Cabourg: 1,941 holiday lettings
  • Guernsey: 22 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lower Normandy?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lower Normandy are:

  • Evreux (EVX-Fauville Air Base): 135 self catering accommodations
  • Pleurtuit Airport (DNR): 2,816 self catering accommodations
  • Alencon (XAN): 115 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lower Normandy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lower Normandy. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Castle of the Dukes: 191 holiday rentals
  • Omaha Beach: 1,009 holiday rentals
  • Juno Beach: 1,825 holiday rentals
  • Gold Beach: 1,173 holiday rentals
  • Villers-sur-Mer Beach: 2,890 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower Normandy listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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