Portbail

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Portbail
TownPortbail
Insee code50412
Postcode50580
Latitude49.3356590
Longitude-1.7000230
Surface19.56 km²
Population1717 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²
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CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townSaint-Lô (at 61 km, 56 min)Saint-Lô-d'Ourville at 2.3 km
DepartmentMancheLe Mesnil at 3.7 km
RegionLower NormandySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The town itself is situated on a natural harbor surrounded by dunes south side and grassy with grazing salt marsh north side. The two churches (one on the edge of the harbor, the other approximately 200 m away), corresponded to two separate parishes: Portbail (the edge of the harbor) and Gouey (more inland). It is the church of the latter who became the parish church of St. Martin. Portbail was a commercial port at the Gallo-Roman and early Christian, then a ground installation Viking latter having quickly acculturated.


SIGHTSEEING

A baptistry pool dating from the Gallo-Roman was updated in 1956 during excavations preceding the construction of a school. It is visible behind the town hall. It is the only hexagonal baptistery existing today on the banks of the Loire, is made of recycled materials from the Gallo-Roman.

The church Notre-Dame, whose construction began in the 11th century and whose bell tower acts of bitter (fire frequency defined, like a lighthouse), the channel is cluttered with rocks and sandy shoals. The church hosts many exhibitions (painting and sculpture) throughout the season from April to September and a few concerts.

The beach can practice several water sports and sand yachting. The hinterland is conducive to hiking.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of the Côte des Isles
Leisure centresBeach of Portbail,   Marina of Portbail,   Racecourse of the Pins

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Every 4th Saturday of the month, book fair and postcards.

Port Bail music the weekend closest to June 21

Norman Day in mid-July with fireworks.

Day shipping mid-August.

Garage sale on the penultimate Sunday of August.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Sightseeing: Church Canville la Rocque with frescoes depicting the Legend of "hanging depended. Circuit marked around Canville la Rocque.

Le Manoir du Parc, Saint-Lô-d'Ourville.

A Carteret, in addition to Cape Town, along the rue des Ormes: at No. 1 is the house where Barbey d'Aurevilly spent his holidays. The street in front of sea, consists mainly of owners of houses Carteret, dating from the 18th century, some still bear the plaque indicating their date of manufacture and name of original owner.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden two-person parachute jumpSports sensations316 €Lessay (19.6 km)

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PHOTOS

The Notre DameThe Notre Dame
 
Harbourfront PortbailHarbourfront Portbail

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WEATHER

Tuesday 23 September
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Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
Wednesday 24 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 25 September
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Min. 16°C - Max. 18°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel- Restaurant Le Cap  
8.8
Barneville-Carteret
Conveniently located across from the beach and harbor, enjoy a cooking seafood or is incredibly cool. In an authentic setting you can enjoy delicious fish and seafood come directly...
Located 7.8 km from Portbail30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Artistes de Saint Germain   SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Dans ce cabaret de bord de mer, vous découvrirez Virginie Cartier parrainée par Charles Dumont (compositeur de nombreuses chansons d'Edith Piaf) et sa marraine de spectacle n'est autre...
Located 12.3 km from Portbail22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge du Vieux Château  
9
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
TOURISM - Want to restore dignity after discovering the treasures of the Cotentin peninsula? The Auberge du Vieux Château welcomes you as it should in Saint Sauveur le Vicomte, the...
Located 13.8 km from Portbail27 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 1 bedroomLa hurette    
9.5
Baubigny
Remarkable home located on a dune site, 1 km from the beach. Peaceful, nice breakfast, homemade jams. Room with a bathroom and individual toilets, a salon. Entrée independent with dining...
Located 12.7 km from Portbail58 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsLa laiterie    
8.6
Grosville
In a small hamlet north Cotentin Eric and John (and their cats Isis and Lea) welcome you in the countryside. Our cottages 'The Dairy' are favorable for the escape. The house offers...
Located 18.3 km from PortbailFrom 70 € to 78 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomIdunn  
Amfreville
We live in a quiet area a few kilometers from St-Mere-Eglise in the heart of the 'Parc des Marais du Cotentin and Bessin' environment. Picturesque villages, meadows and verdant expanses...
Located 23 km from Portbail55 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Villa for 4 personsBord de mer calme  
9.2
Portbail
- General description: house full of feet with large fenced calm can receive your pooch. Layouts indoor and outdoor kitchen with 2 fridges, electric plate, electric oven, microwave,...
Located in PortbailFrom 350 € to 650 € per week 
House for 6 personsSamarina   NEW
Barneville-Carteret
Very functional house on private plot of 600 m ² to 500 m from the sea st john of the river, close to many sights and activities that appeal especially Barneville Carteret and resort,...
Located 5 km from PortbailFrom 470 € to 740 € per week 
House for 2 personsHouse for 2 persons  
10
Barneville-Carteret
House renovated very bright (large windows with electric shutters), very well insulated (summer, winter). The ground - garden living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom (with wc). Upstairs,...
Located 5.8 km from PortbailFrom 200 € to 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
6 places over 0,2 haCamping La Bucaille   
8.6
Montgardon
Normandy, a small campsite near the ferry ports, and only 2 km from the popular market town La-Haye-du-Puits. The campsite is situated in a beautiful tranquil setting in our cider apple...
Located 12.4 km from Portbail12 € per day 
85 places over 7 haBel sito    
9
Baubigny
Located in a protected, 900 m of the sea, the majority of our locations has a panoramic view over the dunes, the sea and the Channel Islands. To respect your peace and your environment,...
Located 12.9 km from PortbailFrom 14.50 € to 23.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Aux XIII Arches - Hotel in PortbailAux XIII Arches    
8.8
Portbail
Aux XIII Arches is located in Portbail in the department of La Manche in lower-Normandy. It offers rooms, spacious apartments, free Wi-Fi and free parking. All of the rooms are en suite...
Located in PortbailRoom from 64 €
Le Phenix - Hotel in PortbailLe Phenix    
7.3
Portbail
Located on the seafront in Portbail, this hotel offers guest rooms with free internet access. The bar features an open fire and Cherbourg Port is 45 km away. With wooden furnishings,...
Located in PortbailRoom from 54 €
VVF Villages Portbail - Hotel in PortbailVVF Villages Portbail  
Portbail
In the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula, in front of Jersey and Guernesey Islands, VVF Villages Portbail provides direct access to a sandy beach and a covered swimming pool. Set in a...
Located in PortbailRoom from 79 €

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Le Relais Saint Michel
Le Relais Saint Michel is a luxurious hotel facing the bay of Mont Saint-Michel. All guest rooms offer a private terrace and some have panoramic views...
Manche
La Mère Poulard
Housed in a historical building, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of Mont Saint-Michel. The classic-style rooms...
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