Dominated by the towers of its cathedral, the City of Art and History of Coutances has a beautiful religious heritage. Built in the 13th century, the Notre-Dame cathedral constitutes a remarkable example of the Normandy Gothic art. To discover: its nave, its 13th-century stained glass windows, as well as its magnificent tower, a masterpiece of Gothic style.
Not far from the cathedral, the particularly relaxing botanic garden is a place great for strolling.
The city of Coutances is also well-known for its "Jazz sous les Pommiers" (Jazz under the apple trees) music festival, which is held every year in May.
Cultural and historical capital of the Cotentin, Coutances has developed a harmonious complementarity between culture, heritage and tourism. Dominated by its cathedral, the old Episcopal city invites you to discover and to linger.
Between the woods and the endless open sea, the coast of the country and its dunes Coutances notched harbors deep is one of the wildest of the Normandy coast. Annoville of the dunes, the tip of Agon, the havens Regnéville and Saint-Germain-sur-Ay are all landscapes in the rugged beauty that constantly renew the vagaries of water and light.
Things to see and do
The churches of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Nicolas, Quesnel-Morinière museum, park, old streets lined with old shops and mansions give the city a charm that has not lessened the reconstruction of the postwar period.