The 6 best vacation villages in Normandy

Villages vacances Normandie : Presqu’île de la Touques

Here are the best vacation villages in Normandy for an easy arrival in this superb region!

Normandy? A region unique in France for its exceptional natural diversity. Here, you can explore forests, marshes, hedgerows and meadows, admire the immaculate cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre, take an invigorating dip in the ocean and contemplate the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

From the meandering Seine valley to Norman Switzerland, from the D-Day beaches to medieval towns, take your time to enjoy this sumptuous heritage!

Why not take a look at our selection of the best vacation villages in Normandy and come and lose yourself in an invigorating stay? Well, we won’t keep you waiting any longer: here they are!

1. Club Omaha Beach

Villages vacances Normandie : Omaha Beach

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  • Brand: Belambra
  • Destination: Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados
  • Budget: €€€€
  • The village’s advantages: listed site

Colleville-sur-Mer, 2 h 30 from Paris, is home to one of the best vacation villages in Normandy for lovers of the great outdoors. Right in the heart of the region, Club Omaha beach, a 2-star tourist residence, offers unique services.

In addition to water sports, you can try your hand at sand yachting or golf, while enjoying comfortable accommodation. Mont-Saint-Michel and the seaside resort of Honfleur are just around the corner: ideal for a change of scenery with friends or family!

Generation Voyage also invites you to discover the amazing town of Bayeux. Listed in UNESCO’s « Memory of the World » register, the town is famous for its 11th-century tapestry. The town is home to an exceptional medieval heritage: take a step back in time!

2. Domaine Les Bois-Francs

Domaine Les Bois-Francs

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  • Brand: Center Parcs
  • Destination: Verneuil d’Avre et d’Iton, Eure
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Village advantages: luxurious cottages

Center Parcs is a Dutch brand offering complete holidays in attractive vacation homes. The Domaine des Bois-Francs, for example, is one of the best vacation villages in Normandy.

Here, guests are treated with care by attentive staff. They take up residence in stylish accommodation ranging from renovated cottages to plush pagodas. A hotel is even included on the estate, ideal for lovers!

Activities on site include a water park, climbing course, pony club, 9-hole golf course and orienteering. A cycling circuit is a great alternative to car journeys, for example to complete the Normandy villages loop.

Here‘s a tip: head for the Verneuil-sur-Avre area and reach the top of the Tour Grise. What a view from the top!

3. Presqu’île de la Touques

Villages vacances Normandie : Presqu’île de la Touques

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Deauville, Calvados
  • Budget: €€€€
  • The village’s advantages: unique location

The Touques peninsula lies halfway between Deauville and Trouville. This sumptuous area is home to a top-of-the-range Pierre et Vacances club.

Here, five-star accommodation features half-timbered architecture and bright decor. With a beautiful view of the port, you’ll feel right at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. There’s plenty to do, too: personalized spa treatments, heated outdoor pool, sauna, hammam…

The beach and town centers of Deauville and Trouville are nearby. It’s these mythical towns that we recommend you visit! The famous boardwalk in the former and the Villa Montebello museum in the latter are must-sees in Normandy.

4. The Green Beach

Le Green Beach

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Calvados
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Village advantages: close to the D-Day landing beaches

Le Green Beach is seven hectares of pure happiness in the heart of the Omaha Beach golf course. Its two heated swimming pools, accommodation overlooking the green and proximity to the center of Port-en-Bessin are its main assets.

Particularly well-suited to families, you’ll appreciate the play areas dedicated to the little ones. With the children – supervised by qualified instructors – in safe hands, it’s time for an adult outing!

You could go to the Chocolatrium, at the Cluizel factory, for a gourmet getaway. Culture buffs might prefer to visit Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny. The French class of this sublime floral park will enchant couples in love!

5. Port Guillaume

Villages vacances Normandie : Port Guillaume

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Dives-sur-Mer, Calvados
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village advantages: right in the heart of the port

Welcome to the Côte Fleurie in this attractive residence close to Cabourg beach. You’ll enjoy a lovely solarium and the proximity of the Dives-sur-Mer marina, which is pleasant all year round.

We also love the spacious apartments and houses with views, with their whiff of the sea air. Horses, golf clubs, spas, sailboat rentals… it would be hard to list the countless outings, activities and sports on offer!

Nearby, the pretty beach of Houlgate offers the ultimate in idleness. If you’re a history buff, head for the museums at Dives-sur-Mer, dedicated to William the Conqueror, who assembled his fleet here. A medieval port of character to discover with family and friends!

6. Normandie Garden

Normandie Garden

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Branville, Calvados
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village plus: luxurious duplexes

The Pays d’Auge is a charming region of Normandy. Close to Deauville, Honfleur and Cabourg, the Normandie Garden residence is the perfect finishing touch. Featuring a lagoon-like aqualudic area, it is set in the heart of a rolling 12-hectare estate.

The traditional Norman architecture of the buildings, which are divided into plush accommodation, is a delight for tourists looking for a good time in the fresh air. They can also relax in one of the brand’s most beautiful, modern and well-equipped spas.

In the area, take advantage of the cycle paths to admire Rollon’s Cross, a monument erected by a Viking lord. This people is quite simply the origin of… the Normans.

During your stay in this Normandy vacation village, you can also visit the Château de Crèvecoeur-en-Auge or Saint-Germain-de-Livet. Haras, where the famous thoroughbred horses are bred, and gastronomic establishments will welcome you with open arms. Cider and cheese will delight gourmets: yum!