The Bayeux tapestry and is an hour's drive away, and makes a memorable day out. Closer by, there is the beautiful Medieval abbey of Hambye. For those interested in World War II the Normandy landing beaches are close, and the museum is also worth a visit.

There is a market to be found on virtually any day of the week. Also excellent shopping in Coutances, a ten minute drive, where you will find the finest gothic cathedral in northern France.

There are plenty of opportunities to shop for antiques in the area, especially in Granville, half an hour's drive away. And the quay here is lined with extremely good seafood restaurants.

Mont Saint Michel is for many a must. And there are lots of chateaux and gardens to look at in the area.