SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO

 

Within a short drive of the Château there are the three major sights of Normandy - the D-Day beaches, Mont St Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry.  Or you can just make the most of the coast, countryside or other chateaux and their gardens.

D-DAY BEACHES & 1944 SITES

 

The Battle for Normandy lasted from 6 June 1944 until the end of August. There are numerous museums, cemeteries and battlefield sites to visit.

 

L'Angotière itself was liberated on 2 August 1944 and was a refuge for many displaced children from nearby St Lo. Just a week later, Colonel Hammond D Birks of the US 30th Infantry came for lunch with some of his officers - and a photographer.

MONT ST MICHEL

 

Dating from the 8th Century, the Mont is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of France's most recognised landmarks. At busy times of the year we recommend an evening visit once the crowds have left.

BAYEUX AND ITS TAPESTRY

 

The last time the French defeated the English was in 1066, and the tapestry is an incredible evocation of the Battle of Hastings.  Bayeux itself is full of beautiful ancient buildings as it was the only town evacuated by the Germans in 1944, and so escaped being ravaged by the battle for Normandy.

OTHER DAYS OUT

 

There are many Abbeys, Chateaux and Gardens to visit as well as the wide open beaches of the Cotentin Peninsular. And don't forget a visit to a local market where you can buy everything from fresh vegetables and cheese to live chickens and lobster.

For the first time in its 375 year history, the Château de l'Angotière is available for rental. It is located in the centre of Basse Normandie, and is only 50 minutes' drive from the Mont St Michel, Bayeux and D-Day Landing Beaches & Cemeteries.

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