Learn to windsurf in the Channel, discover life in Viking times in Calvados or even make your own handmade soap in Orne: Normandy offers a multitude of experiences. The holidays are dynamic and make great encounters. Whether you want an active stay in the heart of nature, to discover a know-how or to take care of yourself, there is something for all tastes and desires. Everyone has the freedom to design their own thematic stay or to multiply experiences.
An active stay for athletes
For many, the holidays are an opportunity to play sports. And in Normandy, physical activity is a great way to explore the diversity of the landscapes. In the heart of Suisse Normande, the green areas are suitable for activities such as canoeing, hiking, but also via ferrata for those who want to test the rock walls. In the beautiful wetland that is the Marais Vernier, the contemplation of the local flora and fauna can be done on the back of a donkey, an activity that is sure to appeal to children! And then there is the Normandy coast and its many possibilities to enjoy the sea and the coastal areas. Explore Omaha Beach on a fatbike, paddle under the arches of Étretat, learn to surf at the Siouville spot or even indulge in a coastering session on the steep walls of the Cotentin, there is plenty to do to have a good time with friends or family.
Knowledge transfer activities
Normandy also offers the possibility of meeting artisans for rich exchanges and the transmission of know-how. Thus, after admiring the Bayeux Tapestry, we can join Chantal de Bayeux Broderie to learn the practice of an ancestral technique. Another Norman experience takes place in the beautiful setting of the Château de la Bière in Lonlay-l’Abbaye: that of brewing your organic beer. Crushing, harvesting the must or even filtering, you can follow a course which will of course end with a good tasting session. On the gastronomic side, you can opt for an old-fashioned jam-making course at the Ferme des Isles d’Autheuil-Authouillet in the Eure, a sweet moment made of beautiful encounters and sharing in an authentic setting. And then Normandy is also a territory with a long history. So for fans of the subject, a getaway may be the ideal time to relive medieval times for an evening at the Château de Falaise, when the historic Ornavik park in Hérouville-Saint-Clair offers an immersion in Viking times. .
Normandy to recharge your batteries
Holidays are also the time to take care of yourself and recharge your batteries. A thalasso break in Granville is the opportunity to join a hotel to enjoy a spa and pitch-based massages. At the Villa d’Eaux in Villers-sur-Mer, we work on the balance of body and mind with relaxation and yoga sessions on the beach. On the outskirts of Caen, the Grimbosq forest awaits visitors for a forest bathing session. The sylvotherapy is indeed ideal for reconnecting with nature through its five senses, and regaining energy.