Normandy Attractions

There are a range of Normandy attractions for holiday makers to explore during your stay at Haras du Ry. The region has something to offer to families, couples, the young and old.

Local Towns

Carentan-les-Marais 7km
Isigny-sur-Mer 8km
Grandcamp Maisy 24km
Bayeux 35km
Saint Louis 41km
Coutances 44km
Cherbourg 56km
Granville 74km
Caen 75km
Villedieu-les-Poêles 83km
Liseux 140km
Rennes 140km
Saint Malo 170km
Paris 310km

Tourist Sites

Be amazed by the incredible range of tourism attractions close by. From cultural sites such as Le Mont Saint Michel to historical sites such as Point du Hoc.

Normandy Tourism website

Cotentin Tourism website

Calvados & Cider Tasting

Being in the heart of rural Normandy, we are lucky to have local distilleries close by, specialising in the Normandy delicacies of Cider and Calvados, Normandy’s native apple brandy.

Learn about the appearance, the nose and the palate as well as how to view, smell, and savour calvados. Sip like a true calvados connoisseur!

Market Days

Market Days

Carentan-les-Marais – Monday
Grandcamp Maisy – Saturday
Saint Lô – Thursday
Coutances – Thursday
Bayeux – Wednesday
Granville – Saturday

Normandy markets website

Medieval History

Discover feudal France by visiting medieval monuments such as Le Mont Saint Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and Caen!

Le Mont Saint Michel 130km
Bayeux 35km
Caen 75km
Barfleur 50km
Saint Lô 41km

D-Day: WW2 History

Carentan is the central point for the D-Day landings, explore the history of the sea offensive and air offensive from the surrounding museums, cemeteries and experiences, as well as visiting the beaches where it all happened.

Distance to the D-day Beaches:
Utah 22km
Omaha 35km
Gold 69km
Juno 73km
Sword 90km

The Battle of Carentan

The Battle of Carentan was an engagement in World War II between airborne forces of the United States Army and the German Wehrmacht during the Battle of Normandy. The battle took place between 6 and 13 June 1944, on the approaches to and within the town of Carentan, France.

View The Battle of Carentan Website

Theme Parks, Outdoor Activities

There are many choices for theme parks and outdoor activities to suit all people and preferences. Links are provided as a guide to help you search for your ideal attractions.

Parc Festyland 55km
Raptor Park 48km
Forest Adventure 38km
Motor Sports
Climbing and Adventure Parks
Sky Diving and Hang Gliding

Parks & Gardens

Indulge yourself in the incredible manicured gardens here in Normandy. See how Monet was inspired for his famous works, and how he has inspired the region to create gardens of fine art.

Giverny Monet’s Garden 234km
Christian Dior’s Garden 70km
Jardins Botaniques de Coutances 40km

Of course you can enjoy the gardens at Haras du Ry to your hearts content.

Beautiful Normandy Beaches

The beaches in Normandy may be famous for their war history, however they also some of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Europe.

Grandcamp Maisy 24km
Quettehou 40km
Pirou 50km
Barneville 50km
Etretat 220km

Nature Walks

Explore the local countryside in style, immerse yourself in the landscape by joining a walking tour or plan your own route!

Carentan Harbour

Water Sports

Normandy is blessed with 600km of coastline, sun-kissed seascapes, lakes, rivers and waterways, making it one of the best regions in France to spend time in and on the water.

Whether you’re an open-water adrenaline junkie or a beginner who wants to learn windsurfing, surfing, kite-surfing, sand yachting, canoeing, kayaking, wake boarding or stand-up-paddle boarding, you’re in for a unique and unforgettable Normandy experience!

Water Sports – Normandy Tourism website

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