La Pommetier is well positioned whether you want to do a little or a lot.

If you want to do a little, just stroll down to the beach, visit the Musee du Dubarquement or one of the many cafes and restaurants in the village just two minutes walk away, or simply laze in the garden with a book in summer or by a roaring fire in the lounge room in winter.


Caen – the cathedral to the right is where Guillaume le Conquerant married Mathilde and where both now rest.


Port en Bessin – a working fishing harbour with amazing seafood and you can walk out on the harbour walls










If you want to do a bit more, the UNESCO listed town of Bayeux with its beautiful cathedral and the historic tapestry is less than 10km way as is the pretty fishing village of Port en Bessin.  The port city of Caen with the castle of William the Conqueror and fabulous sunday markets at the quay is just 30km away.

Many visit Arromanches as the perfect base for visiting the key sites of the D-Day landings and Battle of Normandy.  The remaining Mulberry Harbour stretches along Gold Beach and low tide lets you walk up to the giant hulls.  A petite train takes you up to the cliff tops above Arromanches to the 360 degree cinema showing footage from the landings and days following.

For those wanting the complete French experience, there are many chateaux and fabulous gardens nearby including the stunning Chateau de Balleroy, Jardins de Castillon and Chateau de Brecy – all less than 20 minutes drive away.

The garden of Chateau de Brecy

The parterre at Chateau de Brecy


The pleached lime walk at Chateau de Brecy


The informal rose garden at Chateau de Brecy








Mont St Michel is around 1.5 hours drive for an easy day trip and the glamorous Deauville (1 hour 15 minutes), pretty Honfleur (1 hour 30 minutes), the lovely Norman village of Beuvron en Auge (1 hour) and historic Rouen (two hours) are easily reached via expressways or the scenic coastal roads.

Suggested day trips:


The pretty Norman village of Beuvon en Auge


Mont St Michel









Paris is but a 2 hour 6 minute train trip from nearby Bayeux and we’re happy to drop you at the station and collect you on return with a little forward notice.

For more ideas on what to do during your stay at La Pommetier, go to the Things To Do button at the top right of this page.