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Carentan-les-Marais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche


At the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Cotentin marshes, high place of Normandy landings, the Battle of Carentan, made famous by the series Band of Brothers.


In the Gallo-Roman era, the place was called "Sanctus Peregrinus" then Saint Pellerin d'Angoville (or Angerville).

The Veys:

The community has a community hall, fully equipped with community equipment, seating about 130 people seated.

A primary school (single class) operating in RPI syndicate Les Veys-Brévands. She welcomes the children of the large section at CM2.


City Council Catz is open on Wednesdays from 15h to 17h and from 16h to 18h Friday. Address: 7 rue de l'Eglise - 50500 Catz. Tel / Fax: +33 2 33 42 43 38. Email: mairie.catz @

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.3056660 (N 49° 18’ 20”)
Longitude-1.2428340 (W 1° 14’ 34”)
Surface area133.29 km²
Population10847 inhabitants
Density81 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (17.5 mi, 29 min)
Insee code50099
IntercommunalityCC de la Baie du Cotentin

Nearest cities & towns

Auvers4.2 mi (10 min)
Méautis4.5 mi (11 min)
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont6.5 mi (13 min)
Liesville-sur-Douve6.6 mi (16 min)
Baupte6.6 mi (14 min)
Hiesville6.8 mi (18 min)
Terre-et-Marais6.8 mi (13 min)
Blosville6.9 mi (12 min)
Saint-André-de-Bohon7 mi (16 min)
Boutteville8 mi (14 min)
Sébeville8 mi (15 min)
Appeville8.1 mi (17 min)
Tribehou8.2 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do


To see: heritage tour "The Treasures of Carentan": medieval arcades, mansions of the eighteenth, Notre-Dame church, convent (city hall), laundrette des Fontaines, canal bridge.


Its church and its manors classified historical monuments.

Structure of the Marsh Park - Ornithological discovery area.

Gardens of the castle of Bel Esnault.

Dead Man's Corner Museum.


The church is mostly from the 13th century but it was rebuilt in the 18th century: it is from this period that dates its bell tower bell-shaped dome (shaped bell reversed) surmounted by a wrought iron cross.

The Veys:

On its territory is the manor of Cantepie which is the administrative headquarters of the Parc des Marais. In the manor, is also the area of ​​Cantepie with service station and restoration.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Birthdays Landing every year around June 6


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Lavoir des Fontaines
Lavoir des Fontaines
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Church of Our Lady
Church of Our Lady
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Wednesday 19 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 20 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 21 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Historic circuit 44. Mobile Application Kit'M.

Churches classified Brévands, Appeville Auvers, and Saint-Côme-du-Mont.

Day beaches : Omaha Beach and Utah Beah.

Gardens Bellenau castle.

Manoir de Donville.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
River boat ride to discover the Cotentin Marshes
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Carentan-les-Marais
Bike hire near your accommodation
Sports sensations10 € to 25 € Quettreville-sur-Sienne (25 mi)
Carriage ride in Cotentin and by the seaside
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 12 € Digosville (26 mi)
Cruise on a 15-metre sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 495 € Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (29 mi)
Trip or cruise on a live-in yacht, pro supervision
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 600 € Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (29 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais
Turqueville's Tower
Village visitEasy1h15Turqueville (6.9 mi)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (10.6 mi)
Cape Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h00Barneville-Carteret (23 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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