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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Mainly known for hosting a nuclear power plant and the construction site of the future EPR Flamanville is primarily a charming tourist town located in the department of Manche in Normandy. The city lies at the seaside of the Channel, not far from the Pious or Cherbourg.

Flamanville enjoys a beautiful natural setting in which it is possible to admire the famous Normandy or coastal landscapes. Dynamic, the city offers the most interesting architectural heritage, recalling the ancient history of the site.

Major energy center, impresses with its central Flamanville that continues to evolve and expand to improve the electricity supply in this part of France.

Difficult to resist the attractions of Flamanville, whether natural level or architectural and historical level, when one wishes to spend a quiet and pleasant holiday.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.5320700 (N 49° 31’ 55”)
Longitude-1.8658040 (W 1° 51’ 57”)
Surface area7.22 km²
Population1773 inhabitants
Density245 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (91 km, 1h23)
Insee code50184
IntercommunalityCC des Pieux
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Siouville-Hague4.5 km (7 min)
Tréauville5.1 km (8 min)
Les Pieux6.2 km (8 min)
Le Rozel7.4 km (12 min)
Helleville8.9 km (11 min)
Benoîtville9.1 km (10 min)
Héauville10.3 km (14 min)
Grosville11.1 km (12 min)
Saint-Germain-le-Gaillard11.3 km (12 min)
Sotteville12.3 km (14 min)
Pierreville12.5 km (13 min)
Vasteville13.5 km (15 min)
Surtainville14 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Modern, the small town of Flamanville nevertheless has some beautiful architectural remains testifying to its rich past.

Built in the seventeenth century on the ruins of a manor house of the eleventh century castle Flamanville is mainly known today for its fleet. It contains a beautiful dahlia garden with more than 100 varieties from gardens members of the French Society of dahlia. The park aims to save from extinction species and keep them in good condition.

The Flamanville nuclear power plant, which has two water reactors under pressure, and soon the first European pressurized reactor (EPR) French, can also be visited to learn more about the electricity production method nuclear. It is necessary to learn about the conditions of access.

Built in the thirteenth century church of Flamanville not lacking in style. It was attached to the new parish of Saint-Germain. Nearby, it is possible to admire the seaside, the French Navy semaphore built in 1867. Classified as an historic monument, it was converted into a restaurant in the late 1980s.

Flamanville has a port, the port of Diélette. It owes its name to the former fishing village that once occupied this part of the territory. The city shares the port with the neighboring municipality, Tréauville.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Lively, the small town of Flamanville regularly organizes special interest events.

Flamanville open all year a food market on Wednesday mornings from 7am to 13h.

The festival La Hague in music takes place every year in August, in the castle of Flamanville. On this occasion, beautiful classical music concerts are offered to individuals as well as school children.

In early September, the town holds its local fair including the presence of numerous rides and other amusements of all kinds.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Walking and cruise yacht, pro coaching
Sports sensations75 € to 660 € Cherbourg-Octeville (22 km)
Navigation in St-Vaast-la-Hougue Bay
Nature and the great outdoors45 € Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (44 km)
Maiden two-person parachute jump
Sports sensations316 € Lessay (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cape Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h00Barneville-Carteret (20 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (38 km)
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan (53 km)


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