Experience it throughout the different seasons

Experience it throughout the different seasons
Every season brings its own light and charm. The unspoilt landscapes will share their secrets with you, as they roll with the seasons. Indulge in the heat of the summer sun, the shimmering autumn colours, the crisp winter air or spring’s gentle touch. Four special times to fall in love with Coutances!

In winter

It’s the perfect season to go and see the incredible tides. When it is stormy, our coastline is wild and can’t be tamed and when the tidal coefficient is higher than 80, the whole beach disappears and the waves lap up against the villas on the seafront. Grab your raincoat and camera! Get cosy after all the fresh air by popping in to one of our tea rooms in Coutances or Agon-Coutainville for a delicious snack. Enjoy the evenings by the fire in one of our charming cottages while sampling the delicious local produce.

If you want to go and experience nature, which is beginning to slowly awaken, what better than a relaxing trip to Coutances? The apple trees are blooming and the calves and salt marsh lambs are grazing in the fields. Be at one with nature by going for a walk with your feet in the water. Immerse yourself in the green countryside and discover life’s simple pleasures by staying in a tree house or country house for the night in the peace and quiet. Plan your trip for May if you want to sway to jazz at the Jazz sous les pommiers festival or in June if you want to make the most of the longer days for a fishing trip and discover our region’s rich heritage.

In spring

In summer

The mild climate means you can make the most of the area during this period : children can run around on the large stretches of beaches or indulge in water sports. As for parents, do you want to laze around on the beach and make the most of all the activities the seaside has to offer? This is THE best time to go! Embrace summer by hopping on your bike and setting off to discover the little country roads and their hidden treasures, stroll through the markets that are bursting with colour and bustling with local farmers, make the most of events for all the family, experience sporting and cultural events and sit out on café terraces with your friends, ready to take on the world.

Come in September to make the most of the Indian summer and indulge in sunsets by the sea. Enjoy some mussels and chips in one of our seaside restaurants. As of October, the region welcomes its lovely shimmering shades and twinkling tones. It is the perfect time to stroll along our walking trails, observe nature and take photos. Or even take part in the Ancient fair from St Luc to Gavray [Foire ancestrale de la St Luc à Gavray]. When the apples fall from the trees, you know it is harvesting season. And why not make the most of the different artisan drinks by going to a cider producer!

In autumn

Are you tempted? Book your trip now and fall in love with Coutances. Need more information? Fill in the online form or contact our on-site experts over the phone!