Our charming gîte La Vie de Cocagne is situated at the heart of the Pays d’Auge and just 15 minutes from the beaches of Deauville, Trouville, Villers and Cabourg.
Private Guide Booking
While staying with us, If you are looking for a professional guide to help you discover some sites, do not hesitate to come back to us : we daily work with the best guides of Normandy and would be happy to make some recommendations for you !
Discover the joys of Normandy within easy reach of our gîte
The delightful villages of Beaumont en Auge, Cambremer, Beuvron en Auge,
The Manoir du Champ Versant (the Champ Versant Manor) at Bonnebosq,
The Gardens of the Pays d’Auge at Cambremer and their renowned tea room/crêpe restaurant (seasonal opening times),
The Cider Route that connects producers of cider and calvados (our favourite is the domain owned by the Dupont family),
Pont l’Evêque for its wonderful food shops,
The Crèvecoeur en Auge chateau.
No more than 30 minutes from our gîte
Deauville, Trouville, Villers-sur-Mer, Cabour or Houlgate for the seaside,
Honfleur and its old port, church of Saint Catherine and Eugène Boudin museum,
Lisieux to see the Saint Therese basilica, the Carmel Monastery and the Saturday morning market,
A choice of four golf courses (Saint Julien, the Club de l’Amirauté, the New-Golf, Saint Gatien),
The Canon chateau and its magnificent 18th century gardens.
The Cerza Zoological Park near Lisieux,
Cormeilles, an attractive little village on the border of the Calvados and Eure departments,
Venture a little further and see what you can find no more than an hour away
To the west
Caen, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Men’s Abbey & the Women’s Abbey, plus the Caen Memorial, a centre of history and peace,
The Bayeux Tapestry, a Unesco World Heritage site and its cathedral,
The landing beaches, from Pegasus Bridge to Arromanches, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery and the Pointe du Hoc.
To the east
The Saint Germain de Livet chateau, a wonder of the Pays d’Auge,
The Bec Hellouin Abbey,
The Champ de Bataille chateau, the Normandy “Versailles”,
The loops of the Seine river, the Abbey route and the cradle of the Hugo family,
Rouen, impressionist capital.
To the north
Le Havre, a Unesco World Heritage site,
Etretat with its extraordinary cliffs,
Fécamp, fishing port with its famous Benedictine Museum
To the south
Le Vendeuvre chateau and water gardens,
The Falaise chateau, where William the Conqueror was born,
The Haras du Pin (stud farm), the “Versailles” of the horse world
And even further afield but still possible as a day trip
Saint Michael’s Mount, wonder of the West,
The Cotentin peninsula: from Barfleur to Saint Vaast la Hougue, from Barneville Carteret to the Phare de Gatteville and passing by the Ecalgrain Bay, it’s almost like finding Ireland in Normandy,
Cherbourg and its impressive “Sea City”