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Insee code50178
Surface11.60 km²
Population1461 inhabitants
Density125 inhabitants/km²
Chief townSaint-Lô (at 81 km, 74 min)


DepartmentMancheCarneville at 4.2 km (8 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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Fermanville, common tourist combining the charm of the coast and the grove, is situated on the north-east coast of the Cotentin peninsula, halfway between Cherbourg and Barfleur. The territory of the municipality extends on both sides of Cap Levi, which closes the bay to the east of Cherbourg.

The habitat is dispersed 11.6 km of coastline 15.5 km ² and 24 hamlets of houses of pink granite. Fermanville is crossed by a small "river" The coastal Poult which flows into the sea of ​​the Channel between the handle and the Mondrée the visor.

The particularity of the municipality is to benefit from a very protected environment, where nature gives residents a quality of life greatly appreciated and sought after. This was also praised at the time by Marie Ravenel, Meunière local poet of the 19th century.

The town has a few shops and health services. Families who settle there are also necessary on-site education and entertainment for young and old alike.

Visitors stop there with pleasure for a longer or shorter period in individual accommodation. Many activities are proposed by the tourist office. The town is located near the main attractions of the Cotentin Island Tatihou, Cité de la Mer, Observatory Planetarium de la Hague, Normandy landing beaches and museums, etc..


  • Fort du Cap Levi
  • Built under the First Empire, the Fort du Cap Levi was erected in 1801 at the request of Napoleon, to protect cabotage in the vast harbor of Cherbourg putting the ship away from his artillery and defend Levi harbor. This semi-circular battery of 35 meters in diameter with two guns was 24, with 11 other batteries, the defenses of the Cotentin coast against the British navy.
  • Located in the heart of the natural coastline Saire Valley, the site became, in 1990, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral which entrusts the development, management and promotion of the General Council of the channel within the Network of Departmental sites and museums of the Channel.
  • The Fort du Cap Levi is now a place to visit and stay. It reveals the Napoleonic military architecture, a view of the vast harbor of Cherbourg and the surrounding natural environments such as the handles and Brick Tocqueboeuf the moors Brûlé, Mondrée beach, port Pignot the Valley mills accessible from the footpath that runs along the foot of the fort.
  • Semaphore Cape Levi, located 10 minutes walk from Fort du Cap Levi, it is visitable for group visits or during Heritage Days.
  • Viaduct Fermanville: imposing structure that allowed to cross the valley of the mills and deliver the goods to the Val de Saire Cherbourg.
  • Brulay Moors: protected natural area owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral, which is managed through the introduction of Exmoor ponies and goats. Presence of a French battery of defense. This space is an opportunity for many hikes and enjoy a spectacular view of the harbor of Cherbourg and Fermanville.
  • Numerous hiking trails as well beachfront in wooded environment. Hiking lovers will find something to their hearts content.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Fermanville
Leisure centresBeach of L'Anse de La Visière,   Beach of L'Anse de la Mondrée
MonumentsLighthouse of the Cap Lévi,   Manor of Inthéville
Natural sitesCape Lévi,   Headland of the Brûlé,   Headland of the Vieux Fort,   Mount Térère,   Mount of Rouen


  • Organization of hiking groups each month.
  • The third Sunday in June Campagn'Art: the village of artists. The inhabitants of three villages (Carré, Judea and high Fermanville) put their gardens available to artists (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) and open to the public for an unforgettable day. Free admission.
  • Every Friday evening from 17h to 20h from mid-July to mid-August, the local market place Marie Ravenel.
  • In mid-August, fireworks and ball.
  • Organisation of Arts courses for small and large holiday by the workshop "the appointment of the presbytery."
  • Trail Tue Vaques every third Saturday of September.
  • In November, organizing a thematic concert with Ad Libitum.
  • For large and small holiday activities for school at the Leisure Centre.


  • The town is located near the main attractions of the Cotentin
  • Moulin de Marie Ravenel to Réthoville (D116 Cherbourg / Barfleur) place to visit and entertainment for young and old, making and baking bread.
  • Gatteville Lighthouse, the second largest lighthouse in France after the Virgin Island: Museum and visit the lighthouse lantern, panorama.
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Island Tatihou and towers of Vauban: World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg: aquarium, visit a submarine exposure tools and equipment allowing human observation of the seabed.
  • Observatory planetarium in Hague.
  • Museums and the landing beaches.
  • Tennis, golf, sailing schools, horse riding nearby.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Navigation in St-Vaast-la-Hougue BayNature and the outdoors45 €Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (17 km)

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Fort Levi CapeFort Levi Cape
Cape Levi, West CoastCape Levi, West Coast
Port of Cape LeviPort of Cape Levi
Port of Cape LeviPort of Cape Levi
Anse du BrickAnse du Brick
Cape Levi, East Coast (the cove Mondrée)Cape Levi, East Coast (the cove Mondrée)
Cape Levi, West CoastCape Levi, West Coast


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Located at 123 m altitude, 5 km from St Vaast la Hougue, 20 minutes drive from Cherbourg. Our facility holds the Normandy Quality Tourism Label, and is classified 'Maison Quality Restaurateur...
Located 13 km from Fermanville31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Imprévu  
Atmosphere - The L'Imprévu restaurant welcomes you in a cozy and warm atmosphere in the heart of Cherbourg. Blends bold - you can taste the traditional cuisine of Yves Jacquemin, which...
Located 13.2 km from Fermanville27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Antidote  
Located in an alley of the old Cherbourg, Antidote welcomes you in a warm and colorful decor. With family or friends, you can enjoy traditional French cuisine and some Asian specialties...
Located 13.2 km from Fermanville23 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLes deux Caps    
5 comfortable guest rooms with private bath. Living room with kitchen available. Meals on request. Large garden overlooking the sea, with games for children. Hiking trails from the...
Located 1.8 km from Fermanville56 € the double room 
Farm with 2 bedroomsLa Préfontainerie  
In an ancient fortified farm of the fifteenth century, spacious and quiet rooms await you 600 m from the sea and the GR 223. Opportunity to share the host table to taste the homemade...
Located 3.9 km from FermanvilleFrom 55 € to 60 € the double room 
Farm with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes gonneville val de saire    
At the heart of the countryside at the far end of the hamlet in our stone farmhouse 'glycine', we offer a nice room with separate entrance (sink in room shower, toilet adjacent to the...
Located 7.4 km from FermanvilleFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 

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House for 8 personsLa Maison de la Mer  
Far from the stresses of everyday life, nestled in a quiet hamlet, this house 200 years awaits. At 200 meters from the pristine beaches of the Channel, you'll stay in a serene setting...
Located 3 km from FermanvilleFrom 540 € to 890 € per week 
House for 3 personsMarinoy, gîte côtier  
Between Cherbourg and Barfleur 'beau village de France'Small independent house in the middle of a large lot in a coastal village on the peninsula of Cotentin, 3 persons maximum. Brick...
Located 3.6 km from FermanvilleFrom 230 € to 500 € per week 
Villa for 4 personsPetite maison, les pieds dans l'eau  
This fisherman's cottage, feet in the water, Bretteville-en-Saire is situated in the Manche department in Normandy, 10 km from Cherbourg. Interior. A small veranda lounge. A fully equipped...
Located 4.7 km from FermanvilleFrom 400 € to 650 € per week 

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50 places over 2 haLa Ferme du bord de mer    
Our campsite is ideally situated by the sea in a protected natural site. Its charm lies in its development in an old farmhouse. There is a playground, a games room. But also small animals...
Located 12.8 km from FermanvilleFrom 7.50 € to 13 € per day 
176 places over 3,5 haLa Gallouette    
Located between the two towers of Vauban Hogue and Tatihou island, 300 m from the fishing port and yachting shops. The Gallouette is equipped with a heated pool, a multi-sport, three...
Located 17.2 km from FermanvilleFrom 16.30 € to 25.05 € per day 

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Domitys Le Phare d'Argent - Hotel in FermanvilleDomitys Le Phare d'Argent 
Offering a heated, indoor pool and a restaurant, Domitys Le Phare d'Argent offers design, self-catering accommodation for seniors in Tourlaville. You can access the fitness room for...
Located 10.2 km from FermanvilleRoom from 83 €
Hôtel Du Manoir - Hotel in FermanvilleHôtel Du Manoir     
Hotel du Manoir is located a 5-minute drive from Cherbourg in France’s Normandy region. It offers en suite rooms and free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rooms...
Located 10.3 km from FermanvilleRoom from 74 €
Première Classe Cherbourg - Tourlaville - Hotel in FermanvillePremière Classe Cherbourg - Tourlaville     
Hotel Première Classe Cherbourg – Tourlaville is located 4 km from the harbour in Cherbourg, the city centre and 4 km from Cherbourg Golf Club. Free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV are provided...
Located 10.9 km from FermanvilleRoom from 35 €

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