Quirky and Unusual Accommodation

Want to check-in somewhere completely different? Indulge in the most unique and extraordinary places to stay in Normandy, from a safari-lodge in the middle of a zoo to a cider barrel on the Cider Route or an ancient fort facing the sea… there’s a whole host of quirky lodgings to be discovered.

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STAY IN A FORT FACING THE SEA!

If you’re after an unusual place to enjoy a lovely change of scenery, look no further. Cap Levi Fort was once a military Napoleonic sea fort, the last in Cotentin, facing the bay of Cherbourg and just by the coastal path, ideal for a good walk. It is now a unique guesthouse to spend a wonderful night cast away in a surreal setting.

STAY IN A FORT FACING THE SEA!
Fort du Cap Lévi © L. Reiz

Useful information

Le Fort du Cap Lévi
Gîte de groupe G4448 - 3 épis
7 le Cap Lévi
50840 Fermanville

Tel : +33 (0)2 33 23 68 68
Mobile : +33 (0)6 80 44 33 27

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SELF-CATERING LODGES IN A SAFARI PARK !

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at the zoo? Find out for yourself with a stay in a cosy lodge at the Cerza Safari Park, tucked away in the heart of Pays d’Auge. The “zoobservatories” are a different kind of accommodation on site, designed to give you an up-close and personal overnight wildlife experience like no other. Relax and watch the sun set and rise over the Safari Park, with exotic animals just outside your window.

SELF-CATERING LODGES IN A SAFARI PARK !
Cerza Safari Lodges @Julien Tack © Julien Tack

Useful information

Zoobservatoires
Parc zoologique Cerza
14100 Hermival-les-Vaux

Tel : +33 0(2) 31 31 82 30

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SLEEPING IN A LIGHTHOUSE

Who has never dreamed of staying in a lighthouse for a few days, away from the world, rocked by the sea and the sound of waves? Isolated, timeless, mysterious, romantic: lighthouses hide a great charm.

One of the two converted lighthouses in France is to be found in Fatouville, close to Honfleur. This iconic building dotted along our coast offers a truly unique trip away, with lodging provided in the lighthouse keeper’s cottages converted into guest rooms.

SLEEPING IN A LIGHTHOUSE
The Fatouville-Grestain lighthouse © Patrick Forget

Useful information

Le Phare de Fatouville
386 Route du Phare
27210 Fatouville-Grestain

Tel : +33 0(2) 32 57 66 56

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AVANT-GARDE COTTAGES FACING THE SEA

Escape to the Alabaster Coast and breathe in the crisp sea air while gazing out of your holiday cottage’s deck at beautiful awe-inspiring sea views. Welcome to the Villa Quartz. Relax peacefully as you wake up to the sounds and sights of the sea. Designed in a contemporary style, the cottages feature large sliding windows and panoramic terraces. All the cottages share a sun-exposed communal terrace boasting a swimming-pool perfect for a little dip or invigorating laps. Dreamscape!

AVANT-GARDE COTTAGES FACING THE SEA
Villa Quartz à Varengeville-sur-Mer © Philippe Deneufve

Useful information

La Villa Quartz
1, rue Juliette - Pourville-sur-Mer
76119 Varengeville-sur-Mer

Mobile : +33 (0)6 77 30 87 54

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SLEEP IN A SUSPENDED TREE TENT

The Woody Park leisure park in Fécamp takes glamping to dizzying new heights. Set in a wooded park of 7 acres, adventurers can enjoy Tyrolean zip lines, a tree top canopy, paintball activities but also a fantastic camping experience.

The adventure camp in the woods suspends canvas tents from the trees so you sleep dangling in the air. The tree tents combine the security and protection of a tent with the versatility and comfort of a hammock. The comfiest night’s sleep you’ll ever have while camping!

SLEEP IN A SUSPENDED TREE TENT
Tentes suspendues au Woody Park, Fécamp © Philippe Deneufve

Useful information

Woody Park - tentes suspendues

198 av du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
76400 Fécamp

Tel : +33 0(2) 35 10 84 83

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STAY IN A HOBBIT COTTAGE!

Head to the Eure department for a unique overnight experience in a hobbit house accommodation welcoming up to 8 people. Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings, you’ll love this experiential getaway with a medieval twist, giving off the quintessential hobbit house vibes just as if you were staying on a movie set. The surprising bathroom is housed in a cave. A contemporary swimming pool and jacuzzi complete the exterior of this wonderful hobbit house.

Useful information

Le Gîte du Goubelin : féérie, piscine et jacuzzi
2 chemin du clos Philippot
27800 Calleville

Tel : +33 (0)2 32 45 91 90
Mobile : +33 (0)7 86 27 81 38

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AUTHENTIC GLAMPING IN A FARM FIELD "LIT AU PRE"

The luxury glamping experience is brought to life in the Orne, at the gateway of the Perche area, or in La Manche with a view from your tent on the Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, or even in Calvados near the D-Day Landing Beaches. Tents are huge and comfortable and the whole atmosphere is like a  trip back in time “Little House on the Prairie” style. But the concept goes further. This immersive farm-stay is a genuinely fun-filled family holiday with loads to keep the kids occupied: milking the cows, looking after the animals, sampling fresh farm produce and cooking in the open wood fire.

(Glamping = glamour camping)

 

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SLEEP IN A GIANT CIDER BARREL !

Would you consider sleeping inside a cider barrel for a stop on the Cider Route itinerary? If you are looking for a unique accommodation experience, a  friendly couple owning a traditional farm in the verdant Pays d’Auge is giving its guests the opportunity to do just that! Perfect to discover the mellow meadows of the Route du Cidre, or Cider Route, it is the only one of its kind in France celebrating cider, pommeau and Calvados…

 

SLEEP IN A GIANT CIDER BARREL !
Repentigny - Domaine de la Cour au Grip © Domaine de la cour au Grip

Useful information

Domaine de la Cour au Grip
M. et Mme CORNEVILLE
14340 Répentigny

Tel : +33 (0)2 31 63 85 85
Mobile : +33 (0)6 49 54 13 75
E-mail : cornevillemelissa073@gmail.com

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PERCHED IN THE PERCHE AREA!

Take a break from traditional accommodation and get back to nature with this amazing tree-house that combines comfort with the thrill of being immersed in greenery. Superbly designed, clinging to an oak tree of a few hundred years old, this wooden cabin in the middle of the Perche regional nature park brings up fantastic childhood memories!

PERCHED IN THE PERCHE AREA!
© J. E. Rubio

Useful information

Perché dans le Perche
La Renardière
61130 Bellou-le-Trichard

Tel : +33 (0)2 33 25 57 96
Mobile : +33 (0)6 24 84 98 25

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