Being very close to the Manche/Calvados border, Les Quatre Vents provides a good central touring base for exploring this part
of Normandy so rich in history and heritage, art and culture, nature and gastronomy. It is within easy reach of miles of beautiful sandy beaches, the medieval cathedral city of Bayeux with its world-famous Tapestry, the D-Day Sites and Museums,
the Mont St Michel, Honfleur . . . and Paris is only 2 hours away by train.
You will find plenty of Tourist Information and maps in the cottage, also a list of local events occurring during your stay, including
vide-greniers (boot sales) and weekly markets, where you can buy fresh local produce.
There's so much to see and do – for all ages and interests . . .
Lovely countryside. Les Quatre Vents is right at the end of a no-through lane – great for running, walks and cycle rides (circuits and maps are provided in the cottage) – with notice, bike hire and delivery to the cottage is possible.
There is a pony club just a short walk away – treks can be arranged to discover the surrounding countryside, the nearby
Forest of Cerisy, and even the coast!
The river Elle is about 300 metres away and is a premier category river for trout fishing.
A daily or holiday fishing permit can be obtained from the village bar during the season (March to September).
In the local area . . .
The 5,250 acre Forest of Cerisy is nearby, with its tourist information centre, arboretum and nature trails for walkers, horse-riders
Cerisy la Forêt–
Bakery, bar/tabac, grocery store, delicatessen, butcher, bank & ATM, post office, doctor, pharmacy, tennis courts.
Beautiful 11th Century Romanesque Abbey with museum, lake and Sculpture Park.
Annual International Sculpture Festival in June.
Village Day in July with various festivities including a Fireworks Extravaganza with Son et Lumière around the Abbey and lake.
Parc des Sources d'Elle –
100 acres of beautiful gardens with woodland trails and picnic areas.
Eight lakes for Trout Fishing.
Fishing tackle is provided free, just buy what you catch – great fun for all the family!
St Lô –
Main town with shops, restaurants and all facilities.
The Haras National (National Stud), with regular Equestrian Events and Festivals. Bocage Museum of farming history and animal husbandry. Fine Arts Museum with a large collection of tapestries, 19th century paintings, drawings and engravings.
Chapelle de la Madeleine dedicated to the 29th and 35th U.S. Army Divisions, liberators of St Lô in July 1944. Gourmet walks during July and August.
Ramparts and public gardens.
Boat rides and pedalo hire on the river Vire. Swimming Centre. Squash Courts. Compact Golf 6-hole golf course. Ten-pin bowling.
Tours of Isigny Sainte-Mère production facilities. Award-winning butter, cream and cheese.
Caumont-l'Éventé – Le Souterroscope – Tours of the cathedral-like caverns of the former slate mine.
About 45 minutes away . . .
Vibrant Capital City of Lower Normandy.
William the Conquerer’s Castle.
Abbaye des Hommes and Abbaye des Femmes. Mémorial de Caen (museum of contemporary history and for world peace).
The History of Normandy Museum (archaeology and culture). Festyland (Fun Activity Park). Girafou (Children's Indoor Playcentre). Ouga Park (Indoor Activities for All Ages).