Discover the Cotentin

Things to see and do in the Cotentin

Plan your holiday in Normandy thanks to our suggestions on the region’s must-see attractions, leisure activities and food and drink. A multi-faceted, unspoilt land, this stunning peninsula is just waiting to be explored. The Cotentin is full of gems that are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck.

Discover its wonderful landscapes and endlessly rich cultural heritage. Whatever the weather, you’ll always find something to do whether you’re travelling as a family, with friends, on your own or as a couple. There are outdoor and maritime activities aplenty. What about fine dining? Well, there are lots of culinary specialities to discover in the Cotentin – and lots to discover about the know-how of the local farmers.

A multi-faceted region


Explore the wonders of the Cotentin through the region’s must-see sights. They include the Nez de Jobourg, the Normandy landing beaches, Cherbourg’s Cité de la Mer, a maritime museum and aquarium, the Phare de Gatteville lighthouse and the île de Tatihou island.

Leisure activities

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Here is a quick overview of the most popular activities you can do in Les Pieux in the Cotentin. Taster sessions in land sailing, horse-riding, walking along the Sentier des Douaniers long-distance path, bicycling or even surfing…

Food and drink

Enjoy the best Norman food and drink during your stay in the region. Markets, restaurants and shops are a showcase for traditional local culinary expertise that’s alive and kicking. We focus on the local Cotentin biscuit-makers, seafood and delicious cider.

Do you like Irland ?
then you’ll love the Cotentin !

French poet Jacques Prévert once wrote of ‘Little narrow lanes which lead nowhere and everywhere at the same time’.…

The Cotentin peninsula is an unspoilt natural environment with striking and unusual landscapes. As it’s off the beaten track, it’s very much a deliberate choice of destination, a decision to explore the riches it has to offer. A place where the land meets the ocean, there’s no doubt that you’ll leave with a treasure trove of memories and snapshots in time.