Barfleur, one of « the most beautiful village in France » and its countryside


Listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France, the countryside is also very rich :

Like a figurehead of a viking ship, Barfleur is still a traditional fishing harbour full of history.

Enjoy the french way of life and walk alongside the coast on registred footpaths (GR 223) toward Gatteville lighthouse which stands 200 feet high and faces St catherine's lighthouse on the British South Coast.

D-days American landing beaches are 40 miles away, Vauban's Tatihou fortress now registered as world heritage site, « Cité de la mer » in Cherbourg with a museum dedicated to submarine discoveries and prospections,Bayeux tapestry and famous Mont Saint Michel (80 miles), every thing for a successful stay.



CENTRE NAUTIQUE DE BARFLEUR EN VAL DE SAIRE à 5 minutes de nos gites.


LOCATIONS DE CATAMARANS, KAYAKS, PADDLES, HOBIE CAT 16, 420, LASER.
Possibilités de nombreux stages toute l'année.
Prochainement :
Stage de Pâques du 16 au 20 avril et du 23 au 27 avril.
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Round walks near Les Grands Huniers


From the Gites " LES GRANDS HUNIERS " come and discover 3 round walks in the Cotentin area of Normandy. Staying at our gites and based in Barfleur you can do the 3 round walks in 3 different areas.

1° - Bout du vent : This walk goes along the granite coast discovering the beaches, dunes and bird migration areas.
2° - La trouée du Vast : Discover the pretty River Saire and its banks via small hamlets and manor houses.
3° - Des choux et des huîtres : Walk past the vegetable fields and oyster beds along the coast going southwards towards the fortifications of Vauban.


(Details of the walks)
1° Bout du vent 21 kms lasting 5/6 hours.
Leaving Barfleur by the path GR 223 you follow the coast past varied landscapes, smLeaving Barfleur by the path GR 223 you follow the coast past varied landscapes, small harbours sheltering fishing boats and a pretty mill, all leading towards the lighthouse of Gatteville (the second highest in France which is 72 m high and has 365 steps to the top). Then onto the paths and small roads behind the coast through small hamlets and churches ...

2° La Trouée du Vast 20 kms lasting 5/6 hours.
Leaving Barfleur and going towards Monfarville et Anneville en Saire by small roads and paths you will then discover the River Saire and its banks where there is a water mill still being used for grinding flour (the Roupsard Mill), then past the trout fishing sites before climbing up to La Pernelle which has magnificent views of the Val de Saire looking over to the port of St Vaast la Hougue, the port of Barfleur and the surrounding countryside. Those who are feeling energetic and hungry can go onto Le Vast to taste the famous brioche and the bread cooked in a wood fired stove.

3° Des choux et des huîtres: 29 kms and lasting 7/8 hours or 23 kms and lasting 6 hours.
Leaving Barfleur and going along the path GR 223 by the sea you will go past fields of cauliflowers, leeks and carrots which are typical of this coast. This path takes you to the sheltered south facing beaches of Jonville. From here you walk along the sea defences constructed by Vauban to St Vaast la Hougue and the Fort of La Hougue. The return walk to Barfleur is through the countryside along small roads and paths crossing pretty villages and hamlets.
 
 


LE PHARE DE GATTEVILLE


 
 


Viaduc de Fermanville


Randonnée dans la vallée des moulins
 
 


Le Moulin de Marie Ravenel


Découvrez un lieu insolite de notre belle région du Val de Saire et du Cotentin : Le Moulin de Marie Ravenel

Marie Ravenel était MEUNIÈRE POÉTESSE, son lieu de vie est à l'honneur, vous y trouverez le boulanger façonnant son pain, grâce au Moulin à nouveau en activité, une magnifique restauration de l'ensemble.

A 10 min (en voiture) du Gîte Les Grands Huniers à Barfleur, nous sommes là pour vous renseigner.


 
 


Sentiers de découverte en Val de Saire aux alentours de Barfleur


Le Val de Saire vous propose ses plus belles balades.
De 3 à 10 kms, elles vous enchanteront.
Laissez- vous séduire par un territoire dont les richesses sont innombrables, et qui comptent de nombreux trésors cachés...
A vous de les découvrir et sachez que l'on vous accueille avec un grand plaisir aux Gîtes Les Grands Huniers à Barfleur






 
 


Sentiers de découverte en Val de Saire aux alentours de Quettehou


Pendant que vous faîtes escale aux Grands Huniers, votre gîte à Barfleur, découvrez les sentiers du Val de Saire.
 
 



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