Things to do whilst staying at Le Val Borel Bed & Breakfast – Normandy.


We are located in Basse-Normandie within easy travelling distance of ferry ports and tourist attractions. Caen is less than an hour away and Cherbourg around a 1 hour and 20 minute drive.

We live in rural Normandy and are short drives away from shops and restaurants;public transport links are limited and we therefore recommend that guests have their own transport. It is possible to travel by train to the towns of Villedieu-Les-Poeles and St Lo and there is a bus between St Lo and Avranches which passes a few miles away from here.

Our local town of Villedieu-Les-Poêles has a variety of shops and restaurants and every day it is possible to find somewhere to dine in the evening; although some evenings such as Sunday, the choice may be more limited. If you are arriving late and hope to eat out, you may wish to book somewhere in advance; let us know if you need help with that.


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Restaurants and Cafes in the local area

We have many excellent local restaurants and can provide you with details including restaurant Les Bruyeres which is less than 10 minutes drive away however it is only open lunchtimes or Friday and Saturday evenings. (Closed Wednesdays), Le Gare, Percy which is 15 minutes drive away.

We have compiled a list of local restaurants and cafes, with information about opening hours. Adobe Acrobat pdf document [103.8 KB]

If you find any information is incorrect please let us know so that we can update it. Also if you’ve eaten somewhere that we’ve not included then please let us know too.

Here are the local, county and regional tourist websites (in English) to help you plan your activities during your stay at Le Val Borel – Normandy Inn.

Villedieu-les-Poêles Tourism

Manche Tourism

Normandy Tourism


Activities and sightseeing

We are within easy travelling distance of a number of tourist attractions, activities, gardens and pretty towns to visit, including the D Day Landing BeachesBayeux TapestryMont St Michel & Saint Malo.

There are also various activities in the area including cycle routesvelo trail,bungee jumping and other exciting activities at the Viaduc de la Soulevre which was built by Gustav Eiffel , canoeing and kayaking,  Zoo Champrepus and aquariums.

There are many local markets to visit in the area and producers of local food and drink.


Tourist Guides and Information

We always keep a wide range of up-to-date tourist guides and brochures in our entrance hall. Please help yourselves to these to plan you stay.