Barfleur, tip of the Cotentin peninsula…
Just 15 minutes from the Manche campsite, Barfleur is an essential stopover for your holidays in the Cotentin region of Normandy! Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Val de Saire”, Barfleur is a pretty Norman port at the tip of the Cotentin peninsula which was the first port of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom in Middle Ages. Today, this charming village lives to the rhythm of the tides.
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Ranked among “the most beautiful villages in France”
Situated 12 km from Camping La Gallouette, Barfleur village is one of the smallest villages in the Manche department by its surface area, it is nevertheless home to many secrets…
First of all, the small natural stranding fishing port is atypical. It will catch your eye during your walks along the boats anchored in the port. From Cracko square, admire the view of the village church. Along the water, at the end of the quay, you will find the former SNSM station: the first open rescue station in France. Take advantage of the pure sea air to recharge your batteries.
Possibility on the spot to take to the sea aboard “La pointe de Barfleur”. Choose your formula: sea stroll; sea fishing; sunset with oyster tasting…
A rich heritage.
Saint Nicolas church is a monument steeped in history. It was built over 2 centuries. Seeming to protect the entrance to the port of Barfleur, the end of the construction of the church dates from the 19th century.
Every summer, it hosts classical music concerts during “L’Eté musical de Barfleur”, a summer event in the Cotentin region, organised by the association “Friends of the Church of Barfleur”.
Discover also the picturesque Barfleuraises granite and shist-roofed houses (16th to 19th century) of the village. The streets of Barfleur hide a rich architectural heritage. Raise your head and admire the handcrafted finials of the Barfleur Pottery. This pottery is located “rue du Vast”. The oldest house in Barfleur is located in the courtyard of Sainte-Catherine and dates from the Middle Ages. Will you be able to find it?
GR 223 : from the Pays d’Auge to the Cotentin peninsula
How do you get from St Vaast to Barfleur? On foot of course! By taking the “chemin de grande Randonnée” n°223 , your best option to enjoy the landscapes of the East coast of the Cotentin : Jonville, Réville, Monfarville, the port of Barfleur, the Gatteville lighthouse…
A shorter itinerary…
From the port of Barfleur, it is the ideal starting point to set off on the hiking trails of the “chemin des douaniers”. So, this 3.6 km stage directly linking Barfleur to Gatteville le Phare will be the perfect walk to do with family or friends along the sea … and accessible to all.
- Every Wednesday in July and August, the Tourist Office of Barfleur and the Cotentin proposes guided tours of the town. You can discover the history of a port of embarkation of the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England.
- In August, don’t miss the Village des Antiquaires where more than 40 exhibitors sell beautiful furniture, knick-knacks, paintings and jewellery…
- “Pointe de Barfleur marathon” with its 42 km through the Val de Saire. A course with different terrains and landscapes: paths, beaches, road between land and sea.
- If you are staying at the campsite, on the first weekend of September, come and see MusiKenSaire, the festival of the Normandy music scene (Pop, Rock, Blues, song, reggae, folk, electro…) which is held on the quays of the port of Barfleur.