Sourdeval, France

Self Catering Sourdeval Holiday Homes, Cottages and Gites 

Sourdeval is found in the Manche department in the Lower Normandy region in north-western France. When you visit Sourdeval you’ll discover that this pretty ‘village in bloom’ is located in the southern part of the department. Sourdeval, also known as Sourdeval-la-Barre is handily situated half way at the half way point between Caen and Rennes, so if you rent a holiday gite in Sourdeval, you are perfectly located to discover all that this pretty area of Northern France has to offer.

Sourdeval’s weekly market is held every Tuesday, and is definitely worth a visit to savour what the numerous local artisans have on offer. Expect to be tempted by local cheeses, fois gras and other goods according to the seasons! Thanks to Sourdeval’s ideal setting close to three rivers - the Egrenne, the Vire and the Sée; this area is a fisher’s paradise. These are coastal rivers and are perfect for salmon fishing (particularly the Sée).

A stay in self catering accommodation in Sourdeval frequently attracts hikers and mountain bike lovers. There are numerous and interesting local trails on offer for the inexperienced right through to those who love a challenge! In particular the hiking trails GR 22 Mont-Saint-Michel is particularly inspiring for lovers of beautiful walks.

In the town itself the church: Legalise Saint-Martin (XIXe siècle), is interesting and worth a visit as it is classified a historical monument. Don’t forget when you stay in Sourdeval, there are other places to visit nearby. These include: Mont St Michel (43 km), Coutances Cathedral (51 km), Bayeux Tapestry (Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux) (62 km), or Memorial de Caen (68 km).

To get to your Sourdeval Holiday Home, please allow approximately 3 ½ hours travel time on the road from Paris and 1 ½ hours from Rennes. Sourdeval is easily reached from the northern ferry ports too. The local train station is on the line Paris Vaugirard Granville line. The closest airport to Sourdeval is Dinard Airport (85 km) which welcomes Ryanair and Aurigny Air Service flights. Also nearby are Rennes Airport (94 km), Deauville Airport (106 km), or Angers Airport (138 km).

Surprisingly this area’s climate enjoys an average of 1933 hours of sunshine per year. The range of sunlight hours is from an average of 1.9 per day in December to 7.9 per day in May. November is the wettest month!