What Can You Do?


Le Nid d'Hibou is the ideal base for all the family to enjoy a great holiday in this lovely part of France.  Located in the commune of Pont Farcy, as small village situated between Vire and St Lo, Le Nid d'Hibou is surrounded by beautiful countryside whilst being only 2 kms from the small town of Tessy sur Vire.  This little town can be reached by a 20 minute stroll along the towpath, with access to the supermarket and into the town.  Here you will have the choice of three boulangeries, a small supermarket, pharmacy, banks, post office, tabac, hairdressers and bars.


What to visit in Normandy?

We are lucky to be situated near the middle of Normandy, making most of the well-known sites easily accessible; but don't forget the lesser known sites that are tucked away, they can be stunning, too.  In Normandy you can find places of historic interest, beauty and art, landscapes changing from sandy beaches and rocky cliffs to the flat marais and rolling countryside.  There are spots for quiet reflection or daredevil exhilaration, take your pick.  A few of the high lights are shown here, other information can be found through the Normandy Tourism link and by looking through the brochures at the gite.  Don't forget to visit the depot ventes and vide greniers to pick up your french keepsake.

A few suggestions

Beaches, harbours and shore walks: Granville, Portbail, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Ile Tatihou, Houlgate, Honfleur

Castles and manoirs: Falaise, Fougère, Caen, Manoir d'Ango, Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douvre

Cathedrals, abbeys and churches: Le Mont St Michel, Rouen, Bayeux, Caen, St Lo, Lisieux, St Mère-Eglise

Interesting towns: Caen, Bayeux, Lisieux, Villedieu-les-Poêles, St Malo, Granville, Honfleur, Cherbourg, Coutances

WWII connections: Arromanches, Normandy Beaches, War cemeteries, Mémorial de Caen, Pegasus Bridge, St Mère-Eglise

Fun for the kids: Festyland, Minigolf (Pont Farcy), Velorail (Condé sur Vire), swimming (St Lo, Vire, Villedieu-les-Poêles), Maize mazes (late summer), 

Where to eat?

There are many places to eat within a 20 minute drive, from high class restaurants to child friendly bistros and the well frequented routiers.  Let us know what you are looking for and we can point you in the right direction.  Alternatively, you and explore, take pot luck and let us know how it went.

What's On in 2018 

One selection for each month, but you can find more events here Events in Normandy 2018

Feb 9 - 13  Granville Carnival

Mar 17 - 19 Annual Black Pudding Festival

April 21 - 22 'Les Féodales de Neufcastel'

May 5 - 12  Jazz sous les Pommiers, Coutances,

June Normandy  D-Day events

July Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux

Aug 6 - 15 Tatihou Festival

Sep 8 - 16 International Kite Festival, Dieppe

Oct 10 - 14 Fête du Sirop, Vire

Nov 10 - 11 Seafood Festival, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

December    Christmas in Calvados




Parents - do you want time to yourselves?  Look at the Activities Offered page