Things to do

Normandy is a very popular holiday destination in summer and winter as there is so much to do there for the entire family.  Within a short radius there are fabulous beaches, rolling countryside, traditional villages, cosmopolitan cities, beautiful forests, pretty port towns, rivers, fabulous restaurants, theme parks, museums, stately homes, parks, sporting activites in a region steeped in beauty, history and culture.

Grandcourt is a typical pretty French country village with a breathtaking church and just two shops - a grocers, and that all-important bakers where after a three minute walk you will be able to buy your freshly baked bread and croissants each morning for breakfast. The village also has its own very authentic bar in the village square which also serves lunch. The locals are very friendly and it's impossible to pass someone in the street without them saying a friendly "bonjour". The village is right on the edge of the beautiful forest of Eu with its amazing cycle paths and walks and less than 10 minutes drive through the forest brings you to the picturesque market town of Blangy-sur-Bresle with its lively Sunday morning market and eclectic collection of shops as well as a large supermarket. Just 15 minutes drive away is the sleepy coastal town of Criel-sur-Mer with its huge expanse of beach. If you're looking for a livelier seaside town, then Le Treport and Mers-les-Bain are about 20 minutes drive away and well worth a visit for their fantastic restaurants, interesting architecture and antique shops. The city of Eu, with its striking cathedral is well worth a visit and the cities of Dieppe and Abbeville are only 30 minutes drive away. It's also well worth making the 40 minute journey to the beautiful seaside town of St Valery-sur-somme with its huge array of pretty boats moored where the Somme meets the sea. The shops are lovely here, as is the seafood. For glorious sandy beaches, Le Crotoy is a little farther north. If you feel like venturing further afield, Paris is only 2 hours away with Disneyland and Parc Asterix being favourites for the children. Day trips can be made to the bird sanctuary at Marquenterre, Le Touquet with its infamous golfing, Monet's garden at Giverney and the battlefields of the Somme are on the doorstep as well as the amazing chateaux of Eu and Rambures.

Activities

There are several riding schools in the area, catering for everyone from age three upwards. There is lots of fishing in the region. There are two quad biking tracks within 10 minutes drive. The area is very popular for green-laning. There are many fantastic brocantes every Sunday in summer - highly recommended and a great and very French day out for all the family. There is golf at Le Touquet. There are wonderful cycle paths, walks and picnicking areas in the forest of Eu, two minutes away. There is amazing wildlife to watch. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area. There are expansive pebble beaches at Criel-sur-Mer and Mers-les-Bain and sandy beaches at Le Crotoy. There's the bird sanctuary to visit at Marquenterre. There's a great fish market and a casino at Le Treport. There's a water park, Bagatelle, near le Touquet. Paris can easily be done in a day trip. Disneyland and Parc Asterix can be done each in a day. There's Monet's garden to visit at Giverney. There's a huge lake near Gamaches, about 10 minutes away, with canoeing, kayaking, waterski-ing and windsurfing. There's tennis in the nearby town of Neufchatel en Bray. There's fantastic shopping to be done in cosmopolitan Dieppe.


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