So much to see and do
Within easy distance there are many interesting places to visit. Normandy is steeped in history and there are numerous places to visit. If you're into walking or cycling you will be spoilt for choice there are many pathways to discover for all abilities from easy pathways along old railway tracks to more challenging climbs. You will find on our Links page connections to a variety of sites to enable planning of places to visit.
Passais La Conception
The village is just a ten minute walk or short drive from La Vente and has a wide range of facilities including
The historic town of Domfront is just 10km away and well worth a visit. Dominated by its cliff top castle over the centuries is full of historic buildings and a great place to wander around.
Bagnoles de la Orne
Just a 20 minute drive away Bagnoles de la Orne is situated in the heart of the forest and is a spa/casino town developed in the early 20th century. A great place to just walk around the lake or have a flutter in the Casino. Plenty of places to eat and drink and there are all year round events with antique fairs in the summer.
Mont St Michel
The UNESCO World Heritage site is just an hours drive away one of the most visited places in France it is spectacular at any time of the year.
For anyone into military history a visit to the D-day Beaches is a must. Dotted along the coast you will find many war-time sites along with a range of museums to trace events of the 6th June 1944.
Guarding the Brittany border Fougeres lays claim to be the largest medieval fortress in Europe covering 2 hectares and with 13 towers it is certainly large. The town is quaint and every Saturday has a busy market in the centre.
Falaise has claim as the birthplace of William the Conqueror and you can visit his medieval castle. Severely damaged during the WW2 near to the town was some of the most ferocious fighting. With the German army in retreat they were close to being surrounded by the Allies in what was know as the Falaise pocket.
The region is very popular with cyclists and there are many trails through the forest or along redundant railway tracks. alternatively you can just use our cycles and set off from the Gite discovering the local area. The choice is varied and cycling guides for trails are available from all tourist information offices.