Ibis Budget Coutances
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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DAY SIX - THURSDAY Today, we have finally rested for the night at Le Grouin du Sud, just north of Avranches. First we stopped at Carolles Plage, where we got fresh water. We didn't really fancy staying there and paying 8€ for the privilege! We did fork out 3€ for 10 mins of water. It never takes 10 minutes to fill our tank as it's never completely empty. Lunched there and then set off to find a Super U for fuel and gas. Found that and did yet ...
... inside as it is from the outside. The cathedral dates back to 1210 when construction commenced under the orders of the now Saint Ereptiolus, who was the first Bishop of Coutances. This cathedral has had a varied and unique history like most we have visited during our journey. From devastating fires in the 13th century to 1562, where it was damaged then repaired during the religious wars and then to 1794 when it suffered superficial damage during the ...
... maintained. It overlooks Omaha beach and as the tide was out I got a better idea of what took place on 6 June 1944. It is obvious the Americans hold their war dead in such high esteem, the grounds are pristine and there is not a thing out of place. If you could call a graveyard beautiful, then this place is beautiful. Time for a pit stop back at our apple orchard again for the night before we head to Le Mont St Michel tomorrow. It was a wonderful ...
... br> In 1874, the abbey was handed over to the French
government with the aim of preserving the abbey for the ages. Emmanuel
Fremiet's famous gilt statute of St. Michael was added to the spire in
1897. Currently, Monks live and work here again, just as in medieval
times, and you can join them for daily mass at 12:15 pm.
... how French I became during my stay. I got a haircut, ate snails, drove, and drank Calvados! Even nick and bryan noticed I had become a food snob because I only wanted the best food. My Saint Lo experience showed me what a true rural French town truly is. It was so tiny and I am glad I experienced the countryside! It is also a great base for the Normandy beaches as they are only 30-40 minutes away. The family there was warm and welcoming and the house was adequate. It ...