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La Haye

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Located in the department of Manche, in the Normandy region, the commune of La Haye takes place near the harbor of Surville, not far from the town of Lessay. It was created on 1 January 2016 by the merger of nine Norman cities, Baudreville, Bolleville, Glatigny, La Haye-du-Puits, Mobecq, Montgardon, Saint-Rémy-des-Landes and Saint-Symphorien-le-Valois.

Important in size and inhabitants, the new commune of La Haye reveals an impressive historical heritage, with a large number of religious buildings and other natural sites of great beauty. The Norman city also attracts by its landscapes, as well as its proximity with the coast of the Channel Sea.

City of countryside, La Haye is ideal to spend holidays in the calm and the open air, while enjoying all the most beautiful sights of the department of Manche.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Haye
Latitude49.2909540 (N 49° 17’ 27”)
Longitude-1.5452990 (W 1° 32’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 4m to 110m
Surface area63.81 km²
Population4285 inhabitants
Density67 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (47 km, 46 min)
Insee code50236
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de la Haye du Puits

Nearest cities & towns

Neufmesnil2.8 km (4 min)
Montsenelle4.7 km (5 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Pierrepont5.2 km (8 min)
Doville5.9 km (6 min)
Vesly6.2 km (8 min)
Saint-Sauveur-de-Pierrepont6.7 km (11 min)
Laulne8 km (13 min)
Varenguebec8 km (9 min)
Bretteville-sur-Ay8.3 km (12 min)
Neuville-en-Beaumont8.4 km (12 min)
Lessay8.5 km (8 min)
Saint-Germain-sur-Ay8.8 km (10 min)
Le Plessis-Lastelle9.6 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

A new town born of the reunification of several towns and villages in the English Channel, La Haye has an important architectural and historical heritage.

Classified as historical monuments, the remains of the donjon and the medieval castle of the ancient city of La Haye-du-Puits are surely the most interesting tourist site of La Haye. Former 11th century fortress erected on a clod, it reveals a donjon more than six meters in height. In front of the street, one can appreciate a second castle, in reality a manor built in the sixteenth century by Arthur de Magneville, and modified in the XVIIth century.

In Baudreville, one can also appreciate the remains of an old castle with some walls, a ditched platform, as well as the remains of circular corner towers. You can also discover the vestiges of a crenellated quadrangular enclosure, as well as a walkway through a wooden gallery. A door dating from the seventeenth century is also visible.

Churches are not lacking in La Haye and several of them are of great architectural interest. The church of Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste of the XIXe century shelters notably the monument funeral of Arthur of Magneville classified to Historic Monuments. You will also appreciate the Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Pierre de Bolleville, Saint-Pierre de Glatigny churches from the 17th century, Saint-Rémy from the 15th century, and Notre-Dame de Surville from the same period. The Saint-Aubin church in Mobecq hosts a painting by Alphonse Osbert, The Martyrdom of Christ. The latter was exhibited at the Salon of 1889.

Walking through the various communes of La Haye, you can also discover the castle of Saint-Rémy, the manor of Surville dating from the sixteenth century, or the castle located on the same village.

Integrated with the site of Community importance of the western coast of Cotentin within the framework of Natura 2000, the dune massif of Allonne and the harbor of Surville are the occasion of beautiful walks in edge of sea.

Several beaches are accessible in the different villages of La Haye for swimming, fishing or sailing or windsurfing.

Places of interest

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Leisure centres

Events and festivities

La Haye-du-Puits offers a market on Wednesday morning.

In July, a flea market is proposed.


Church of La Haye-du-Puits
Church of La Haye-du-Puits
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Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of La Maison du Biscuit
Local flavoursFreeSortosville-en-Beaumont (19.2 km)
Cruise on a 15-metre sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors50 € to 480 € Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (39 km)
Trip or cruise on a live-in yacht, pro supervision
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 600 € Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cape Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h00Barneville-Carteret (18 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (21 km)
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (22 km)


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