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HISTORICAL SURROUNDING

 

Chateau de L'isle Marie is located very near the historic town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and Utah and Omaha Landing beaches, the American Cemetery and the Bayeux Tapestry.  Within easy driving distance is Le Mont Saint-Michel and the towns of St-Malo, Caen, Cherbourg, Villedieu-les-Poêles, and all the sights and delights of the Cotentin Peninsula.

  • Sainte Mère Eglise: was the first town liberated by the American airborne divisions on D-day, only  five minutes away.
  • BayeuxTapestry medieval embroidery depicting the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, remarkable as a work of art and important as a source for 11th-century history.The tapestry is a band of linen 231 feet (70 metres) long and 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) wide, now light brown with age, on which are embroidered, in worsteds of eight colours, more than 70 scenes representing the Norman Conquest. 
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Le Mont Saint-Michel: The most visited monument in France and eighth wonder of the world. This ancient fortified abbey is built on rocks where the Archangel Michael is said to have appeared in 708 AD. Le Mont Saint-Michel is an hour and a half drive away.
  • Villedieu-les-Poêles: The town is full of workshops where coppersmiths create the world famous pots and pans. One can also visit one of the oldest bell founderies in France. Great for gift shopping.

  • Caen: Many restored mediaeval churches, including the Abbaye aux Hommes with the tomb of William the Conqueror and the Abbaye aux Dames, with that of his queen Mathilde. There are fine art museums and galleries and the Memorial dedicated to Peace, which offers an unforgettable multi-media experience.
  • Cherbourg: The marina Port Chantereyne in Cherbourg is located in the second largest artificial harbour in the World. Cherbourg had been a strategic stronghold for several centuries - its castle was first built in the 5th century to protect the whole width of the Cotentin.

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