Things to do

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 Debarquement or one of the many cafes and restaurants in the village just two minutes walk away, or simply laze with a book in the garden in summer or by a roaring fire in the lounge room in winter.

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. The Memorial at Caen is fabulous for a rainy day.

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 short but steep walk (or a small bus in summer) 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.