The Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy
Lower Normandy is a beautiful region with a very rich historical heritage. Seaside resorts or wooded Norman countryside, Bayeux or the beaches of the Normandy landings, there is something for everyone. The gourmet delights are numerous: fresh cream, seafood and roast salt meadow lamb are on the menu. Property in Lower Normandy is extremely varied and offers the opportunity of finding the house of one's dreams. All types of property are for sale: apartments, villas, farms, etc. Buying a house in Normandy will give you the chance of seeing, through one of your windows, the extraordinary silhouette of Mont Saint Michel.
Vast stretches of sandy beach in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, cliffs and marshland on the Cotentin peninsular, and, between them the typically Norman farmland, create a succession of varied landscapes to the Manche. Like its landscapes, property in the Manche is very diversified. One can find all types of property there, for all budgets. So an apartment in Cherbourg, or a country house near Avranches? And why not an old house with view of the sea in the historic quarter of Granville? Or - because we can at least dream about it - some land in Pontorson, with the extraordinary silhouette of Mont Saint-Michel in the background? For gourmets, what happiness to see, during a meal, both seafood and salt-meadow lamb!
Granville, Normandy, France
With Norman Switzerland to the north and the Alpes Mancelles to the south, Orne is a green department where you can live well and recharge your batteries. Abbeys and priories, including the famous Belleme Abbey, a lot of riding centres, golf courses and the spa town of Bagnolles de l'Orne enable everyone to find something they like. Despite the relative proximity to Paris and the journey time of 3 hours, property in Orne is very affordable. You can choose between a maisonette on the banks of the river, in Domfront, land in Alençon, or an apartment in Bagnoles de l'Orne for your well being. If you are keen on horses and your budget will allow it, why not a ranch on the outskirts of Argentan?
The lake in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, Normandy, France
Its name is of interest to lovers of strong strong drink, but Calvados the department is another thing again. The land of William the Conqueror and home of the D-day landings, its rich past is ever present. Bayeux, Arromanches or Caen, the town of 100 bell towers, are here to bear witness to it. Peaceful countryside and seaside resorts with a good reputation add to the charm of the department. If property in Calvados appears expensive on the coast, it is more reasonable further inland. So depending on your taste and your budget, you will have plenty of choice: a barn to renovate around Vire, a character house in Livarot, an apartment in Deauville, or a lovely country house near Honfleur, which so inspired the impressionists.
Honfleur harbor, Calvados, France