- Gastronomic specialty: oysters.
|Latitude||49.0660090 (N 49° 3’ 58”)|
|Longitude||-1.5844580 (W 1° 35’ 4”)|
|Altitude||From 1m to 67m|
|Surface area||11.60 km²|
|Prefecture||Saint-Lô (40 km, 45 min)|
|Intercommunality||CC du Canton de Saint Malo de la Lande|
|Agon-Coutainville||3.1 km (5 min)|
|Saint-Malo-de-la-Lande||3.7 km (6 min)|
|Tourville-sur-Sienne||4.8 km (7 min)|
|Gouville-sur-Mer||4.8 km (8 min)|
|Heugueville-sur-Sienne||5.9 km (6 min)|
|Brainville||7.3 km (11 min)|
|Gratot||7.8 km (10 min)|
|Anneville-sur-Mer||7.8 km (9 min)|
|Servigny||10.2 km (15 min)|
|Montsurvent||10.3 km (14 min)|
|Geffosses||10.5 km (12 min)|
|Bricqueville-la-Blouette||10.5 km (10 min)|
|Ancteville||11.8 km (16 min)|
|Orval-sur-Sienne||12 km (14 min)|
Some buildings deserve a visit before enjoying the pleasures of the beach... This is the case of the Saint-Pierre church, of Romanesque style. Its square bell tower of granite with a hexagonal arrow dates from the twelfth century, the choir and the porch of the fifteenth. In the 19th century, stained glass windows and a neo-Gothic high altar made of stone from Caen came to embellish the church, which also houses two polychrome wooden statues (17th or 18th) inscribed on the supplementary inventory of historic monuments.
Also worth seeing is the chapel of Notre-Dame de Gonneville, also known as the Sailors' Chapel. Built in the 15th century, it houses a wooden statue of the Virgin of the fifteenth and many ex-votos in the form of models of ships. From the nineteenth century to the first war, the chapel was frequented by "morutiers" who came to place themselves under the protection of Notre-Dame before embarking for Newfoundland.
The chapel is free of access although it still belongs to the manor of Gonneville (15th, partly classified), whose square shape with a turret enclosing a staircase is characteristic. It is private property. In the small town itself, a walk in the Rue de Bas, known as the Rue des Libraires, allows visitors to admire several mansions and residential mansions built by printers who originally came from the commune who had made a fortune In the trade of old books and lithographs.
On the sea side, the Sénéquet lighthouse was built in 1860, almost 3 km from the shore. It is 24 m high.
There are also some old fishermen's houses on the coast that have been restored.
These various heritage elements such as the sensitive natural areas of the coast are included in individual and guided hiking trails. Brochures and information on +33 2 33 07 90 89 or +33 2 33 05 98 70.
On the beach, besides lazing around and swimming, the practice of fishing at low tide is popular. If sailing clubs are based in the neighboring communes, Atou'Vent regularly proposes kitesurfing (except July and August) and sailing (all year round). The equipment is provided. Information in +33 6 63 71 39 11.
Lastly, under economic tourism... and gourmet, visits of oyster farming facilities are possible. This is the case at the aquaculture cooperative. Reservation on +33 2 33 47 13 47. Other producers are also opening their doors. Inquire on +33 2 33 07 90 89.
On Ascension Thursday, in May, "Chips of seamstresses and creative hobbies" at the party hall of Blainville-sur-Mer. Free entry.
On the first Sunday of June, the Oyster Fair and garage sale, all day long, at the Cale de Gonneville in Blainville. Information and reservations on +33 2 33 07 95 15.
On the 3rd Sunday of November, toys and children's books exchange at the Salle des fêtes.
The first weekend of December, Christmas market in the presence of local producers at the Salle des fêtes.
|Last name||Activity type||Rate||City|
Visit Le roc des harmonies aquarium-museum
|Culture and education||6 € to 9 €||Granville (26 km)|
Visit of the Maison du Biscuit
|Local flavours||Free||Sortosville-en-Beaumont (41 km)|
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
|Nature and the great outdoors||680 €||Genêts (43 km)|
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay on Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 30 mins
|Sports sensations||120 €||Le Val-Saint-Père (47 km)|
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 20 mins
|Sports sensations||80 €||Le Val-Saint-Père (47 km)|
|Last name||Outing type||Difficulty||Duration||Departure municipality|
|Car itinerary||Easy||7h00||Carentan-les-Marais (36 km)|
|Hike||Intermediate||3h00||Barneville-Carteret (37 km)|
|Village visit||Easy||1h00||Fresville (45 km)|
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
|Hike||Intermediate||3h30||Le Mont-Saint-Michel (48 km)|
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
|Hike||Easy||2h00||Saint-Malo (56 km)|