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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Valognes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

City of Art and History Valognes, nicknamed the Versailles of Normandy, has numerous mansions. The most well-known is Beaumont mansion, a historical monument dating from the 18th century, is open to the public and the visit includes rooms containing antique furniture, a monumental double spiral staircase and formal gardens.

Nearby, in the Grand Quartier house, a regional cider museum presents a collection of utensils used in cider-making.

The brandy and old trades museum in Thieuville mansion explains how Calvados is made through an exhibition of machines and tools, with a section dedicated to traditional costumes and trades.

The town's built heritage can be explored on a walk through the streets of Valognes, especially the Rue de Poterie and Rue des Religieuses.

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At the heart of the Cotentin peninsula, Valognes like a small city of Art and History, where an aristocratic mansions whisper past. Nestled in a grove generous, Valognes is a city of stone, whose history is recorded over water and time. His many mansions earned him the nickname pretty "Norman Versailles".

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Abbey Notre-Dame de Protection
Abbey Notre-Dame de Protection
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The bocage in the heart of Cotentin
The bocage in the heart of Cotentin
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