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Cotentin Peninsula

Hikes & walks in Carentan-les-Marais

Cotentin Peninsula - Hikes & walks in Carentan-les-Marais

Description sheet

Departure municipalityCarentan-les-Marais
Outing typeCar itinerary
Recommended periodfrom march to october
Kilometres75 mi


Start of the circuit: Carentan.


Depart from Carentan and continue towards Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and then Utah Beach (D-Day landing beach). Follow the coast to Quinéville, then continue towards Quettehou (church). Make your way to the fishing port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue to the east, and then northwards to the picturesque village of Barfleur and its cape. Continue towards Cherbourg via the coast. After visiting the Cité de la Mer maritime museum and the port of Cherbourg, continue to the western coast of the peninsula, where you will be able to admire the Cape of La Hague, Ecalgrain Bay and the Nez de Jobourg cliffs. Make your way down from the peninsula to the pleasant seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret. Make your way back to Carentan, and the start of the circuit.

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