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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.