The arrival of spring and summer to this beautiful part of France not only brings bright blue skies and balmy days but the chance to see Mother Nature at her very best.

From the first flowering apple blossoms and red geraniums that are a staple of every window box to the last-gasp sunflowers of late August, Normandy knows how to put on a spectacular show.

This region is blessed with a mild, temperate climate and the long days and warm evenings are ideal for lounging on a sandy beach or sitting in a cafe watching the world go by. The Emerald coast at the tip of Cancale to Saint-Malo boasts beaches that would make Australia proud. If you’re lucky, you may even glimpse a dolphin or two.

La Mancellière

50640 Buais, Manche

Normandy, France

+33 2 33 61 10 15 (landline)

+33 6 74 59 72 20 (mobile)


We love all the seasons here but if pushed to choose, there’s nothing sweeter than a summer’s evening with the sun on your back, a glass of something cold and preferably sparkly in your hand and the sound of crickets cheering the end of another sunny day in south Normandy.

If beaches aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities to make your holiday as active or as relaxed as you like. See our dedicated Walking, Cycling, Fishing and Families pages for detailed information on some of the more energetic pursuits in this region. Our Local attractions page also lists lots of places to visit and things to do.

The French love an excuse for a fête and throughout the summer season there is always something to celebrate. For music lovers, the internationally-acclaimed Jazz Sous les Pommiers and Papillons de Nuit festivals are a must; antique hunters will love the village-sized bric-a-brac and antique fairs that take place most weekends; for fireworks, don’t miss the Bastille Day celebrations on July 13th and 14th and for food lovers, the weekly markets and food fairs can add kilos just gazing at the mouth-watering cheeses and chocolates.

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