• The Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

    1. Walk barefoot across the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Wet sand. Squidgy mud. Cool streams. Here is a place where the landscape can be soaked in from head to toe. - © iStock

    The Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

    1. Walk barefoot across the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Wet sand. Squidgy mud. Cool streams. Here is a place where the landscape can be soaked in from head to toe. - © iStock

  • The teurgoule, a desert from Normandie

    2. Sample a teurgoule 7 hours in the making. The deliciously creamy taste of France’s least photogenic dessert (a kind of rice pudding) takes you back to your childhood. - © Juliette Le Bret

    The teurgoule, a desert from Normandie

    2. Sample a teurgoule 7 hours in the making. The deliciously creamy taste of France’s least photogenic dessert (a kind of rice pudding) takes you back to your childhood. - © Juliette Le Bret

  • Nez de Jobourg

    3. Go birdwatching at the Nez de Jobourg. Settle down atop the cliffs and wait for a glimpse of the European shag, common linnet, or the Eurasian rock pipit. - © iStock

    Nez de Jobourg

    3. Go birdwatching at the Nez de Jobourg. Settle down atop the cliffs and wait for a glimpse of the European shag, common linnet, or the Eurasian rock pipit. - © iStock

  • Saint-Vaast La Hougue

    4. Fish for razor shell clams in Saint-Vaast La Hougue. With your jeans rolled up, wind in the hair, and seaweed between your toes, there’s nothing fishy going on. - © Anke SpoeIstra

    Saint-Vaast La Hougue

    4. Fish for razor shell clams in Saint-Vaast La Hougue. With your jeans rolled up, wind in the hair, and seaweed between your toes, there’s nothing fishy going on. - © Anke SpoeIstra

  • Blainville-Sur-Mer Gigot

    5. Lunch on the beach at Blainville-sur-Mer. Leg of lamb or whelks, sea views or a cosy fireplace; La Cale restaurant is a place where time stopped many moons ago. - © Marc Barberena

    Blainville-Sur-Mer Gigot

    5. Lunch on the beach at Blainville-sur-Mer. Leg of lamb or whelks, sea views or a cosy fireplace; La Cale restaurant is a place where time stopped many moons ago. - © Marc Barberena

  • La Hague

    6. Watch high tide at La Hague.The sea reveals its wild side every equinox. Don’t miss the greatest show in the West (of France). - © Anlorh

    La Hague

    6. Watch high tide at La Hague.The sea reveals its wild side every equinox. Don’t miss the greatest show in the West (of France). - © Anlorh

  • Les dunes d'Hattainville

    7. Picnic amongst the Hattainville sand dunes. An enjoyable walk-in makes that break between the golden dunes, sheltered from the wind, all the sweeter. - © Mathilde Rochon

    Les dunes d'Hattainville

    7. Picnic amongst the Hattainville sand dunes. An enjoyable walk-in makes that break between the golden dunes, sheltered from the wind, all the sweeter. - © Mathilde Rochon

  • Port-Bail

    8. Await the green flash on Port-Bail beach. It is said that this flash of colour occurs in fine weather, at the exact moment the sun moves from one hemisphere to the next. - © Pascale Duriani

    Port-Bail

    8. Await the green flash on Port-Bail beach. It is said that this flash of colour occurs in fine weather, at the exact moment the sun moves from one hemisphere to the next. - © Pascale Duriani

Normandy: 8 slow living experiences made in Manche

Published on October 03, 2017
Normandy: 8 slow living experiences made in Manche Mont saint michel fr

If you are really stressed out, you should try a slow living holiday in Manche. Here are our best tips get your shoulders and head to relax. 

Inhale… Exhale... Here is a place where there is no motorway or high-speed train. A haven for both dreamers and migrating birds, this lovely little corner of Normandy entreats visitors to live life to the rhythm of the tides and the ovens that caramelise the local apples.

Here are 8 slow living experiences made in Manche

1. Walk barefoot across the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Wet sand. Squidgy mud. Cool streams. Here is a place where the landscape can be soaked in from head to toe.

2. Sample a teurgoule - 7 hours in the making. The deliciously creamy taste of France’s least photogenic dessert (a kind of rice pudding) takes you back to your childhood.

3. Go birdwatching at the Nez de Jobourg. Settle down atop the cliffs and wait for a glimpse of the European shag, common linnet, or the Eurasian rock pipit.

4. Fish for razor shell clams in Saint-Vaast La Hougue. With your jeans rolled up, wind in the hair, and seaweed between your toes, there’s nothing fishy going on.

5. Lunch on the beach at Blainville-sur-Mer. Leg of lamb or whelks, sea views or a cosy fireplace; La Cale restaurant is a place where time stopped many moons ago.

6. Watch high tide at La Hague. The sea reveals its wild side every equinox. Don’t miss the greatest show in the West (of France).

7. Picnic amongst the Hattainville sand dunes. An enjoyable walk-in makes that break between the golden dunes, sheltered from the wind, all the sweeter.

8. Await the green flash on Port-Bail beach. It is said that this flash of colour occurs in fine weather, at the exact moment the sun moves from one hemisphere to the next.