Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Normandy
Le Grand Pont, Le Pont Alliere, Estry, 14410 France. Tel: 0033 (0)231 684578
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The Michelin Green Guide is strongly recommended as a key source of information about the area and its many features. Most of Normandy is within an hour’s driving radius. Particular interests are Mont St. Michel, the high fortress town of Domfront, Villedieu-les-Poeles with its bell foundries and pewter and copper artisans, the picturesque port of Honfleur, Bayeux and its tapestry, Caen and its big shopping centre, Grandville and its Saturday market, castle and beaches on the west coast, Mortain and its water cascades and William the Conqueror’s castle at Falaise.
Closer to Estry are Bagnoles de l’Orne with its chateau, lake and springs, the Suisse Normande, including Clecy with its miniature railway and river boating facilities, Vire and its Friday market, the Lac de Dathee, and the enchanted Valley of Bellefontaine.
For the military enthusiast Normandy offers a rich choice of monuments, war graves and battle sites other than the D-Day landing beaches on the north coast. Almost all the towns and villages feature in the histories of 1944. Before being liberated by the British, Estry was on the front line for 2 weeks as it was defended by the 9th SS Panzer Division. When they withdrew, the Kings Own Scottish Borderers occupied the village before moving on towards the forming Falaise pocket.

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