Vacation idea in France : the Coast of the havens of the Cotentin peninsula and its natural spaces

Vacation idea in France : the Coast of the havens of the Cotentin peninsula and its natural spaces

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It is a place that could well give you ideas before you prepare your suitcases for the summer holidays. In Normandy, in the English Channel, the coast of the havens of the Cotentin peninsula offers breathtaking scenery and is crossed by the GR 223. These natural areas outstanding, which change with every tide, can be crossed at low tide but it is more prudent to do it with a guide rather than venture out alone.

A member of the house environment, Didier Lecoeur visit for locals and tourists the contours of this region,at le havre, Blainville-sur-Mer : “It is one of the eight harbors of the west coast of the Contentin and in these harbours, it was a specific vegetation with halophytic plants, that is to say that they are in contact with the salt”. The guide states that “the channels are furrowed by many birds as sandpipers, little egret and white heron”.

This unique show, that we can admire regardless of the tide, is visible from these eight harbours and a cordon of coastal dunes which are accessible through the GR 223 that runs along the Cotentin. It passes through the 70 the famous beach huts in Gouville-sur-Mer, now recorded in the heritageand whose origin dates back to the beginning of the Twentieth century.

Cabins world-famous

A true pilgrimage and tourist mecca for lovers of selfies, the GR 223 known to be suitable to both large and small. Jacky’s Bedstraw, which deals with the valorisation of this heritage, which explains the history of these cabins, known for their pictures and painting : “They are known far beyond France and we try to ensure that tradition is respected, that is to say that the case is white and that the roofs remain bright in colour“.

Jacky’s Bedstraw wants this heritage is still in appeal for ballads to Gouville-sur-Mer, because we have, between the cabins, a path of great hiking where people often come to walk for pleasure, summer or winterwith a wonderful view on the beach”.

The counter’s father Gus

Credits : Frédéric Sleep/ RTL |

Date : 02/07/2020


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The counter's father Gus
The cabins of Gouville
The harbour of Blainville-sur-Mer


The counter’s father Gus

Credits : Frederic Eve/ RTL |

Date : 02/07/2020

The cabins of Gouville

Credits : Frederic Eve/RTL |

Date : 02/07/2020

The harbour of Blainville-sur-Mer

Credits : Frederic Eve/RTL |

Date : 02/07/2020


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The perfect place to relax unpack and have a swim also allows you to visit some of the huge oyster beds that are exposed at low tide, and which shall have the highest tides in Europe. It is therefore necessary to go very far to find Jean Rouvière, producer of the oyster of Blainville, who explains that”here, we are in the first region oyster French, with two kinds of oysters : a fine and special one that we try to make the most homogeneous possible”

These oysters can of course be enjoyed on-site, at the counter of the father, Gus, a place of increasingly popular because the oysters are delicious, and because we can do no more direct between the producer and the consumer.