The Manche is a department located in the Normandie region which takes its name from the french name given to the English Channel (La Manche). Depending on your requirements and your needs, HomeCamper has various hosts in store for you that are going to be able to make you enjoy your stay like never before. Lovers of vanlife, roadtrips, and outdoor camping will be delighted!
The Manche department is a part of Normandie with an exceptionally rich natural, historical and cultural heritage.
Utah Beach was the scene of one of the greatest moments in French history on June 6, 1944: the Normandy landing.
Today, many memorial sites bear witness to this important episode of the Second World War, as do many American and German cemeteries, particularly in Orglandes, Saint-Lô and Saint-James.
There are also several castles to visit in the Manche, including the Ravalet castle (Renaissance period) located in Tourlaville and the 12th century château de Pirou.
The Manche department is also known for its exceptional tourist sites, including the famous Mont Saint Michel. Its bay, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers impressive sightsings on the surrounding landscapes.
Beautiful walks can be done to discover waterfall of Mortain.
The department has a real natural heritage, and there are many sites, such as the Beauguillot nature reserve, the Ardennes woods, the Saint Marcouf Islands or the Tatihou Islands that you can visit.
The Baie de Granville-Chausey nautical station offers many water activities. 17km from Granville however, you'll find the Chausey Islands, the largest archipelago in Europe.
In Cherbourg, the city of the sea amazes with its many activities. The replica of a drakkar: the drakkar Dreknor and its 120m2 of sails will be as astonishing and beautiful to admire as it sounds!
Finally, the beautiful village of Barfleur in France is pleasant, with its authentic port, its semaphore (watch post), or its lighthouse of Gatteville.
Just like a big chunk of the departments in the Normandie region, the Manche's warmer and more pleasant months in terms of weather and temperatures go from July until October. If you don't like the cold, avoid the month of February as it is usually the coldest month of the year. However, we would advise vanlife enthusiasts to choose the months of May and June, as there will be less tourists to bother you during your stay!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences in Normandie!